Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Now that rules across the UK allow for more time to be spent outside, we are happy for volunteers to run beach cleans and litter surveys again – but only as small, local and private events, following the simple rules below:

  1. Always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  2. A private event with group numbers that follow your government advice, with social distancing measures in place
  3. Only clean a beach that is local to you (within 5 miles) – we don’t want to encourage anyone to travel
  4. Book these as private, closed events to avoid clashes with other beach cleans
  5. Update your risk assessment in accordance to our new safety guidelines
  6. Stay 2m apart from people other than your household
  7. Use gloves, litter pickers (if you have them) and wash your hands

To help we have updated all our resources including the health and safety guidelines and Q&A. Please do have a look at these and review the government advice before you start.

If you’ve never run a beach clean or litter survey before we’re happy to help you get started. Please give our team a call on 01989 567807 or email us at Beachwatch@mcsuk.org

Joining us on the beach? Find your event below and click on the link for times, the meeting place and to register your attendance.

Registering is important so that organisers know how much equipment to bring, and they may have additional instructions to send you. Find out more about what's involved here.

Format: 2020-07-07
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 12:00pm Catalena Angele View details & register » 3
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
Norfolk Hunstanton New Hunstanton 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Down Dundrum Murlough NNR 10:30am Patrick Lynch View details & register » 3
Gwynedd Harlech Morfa Harlech 10:00am Mary Williams View details & register » 3
Angus Monifieth Monifieth 11:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Suffolk Leiston Minsmere Haven 10:30am Richard Gilbert View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 10:00am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
West Sussex Earnly Medmerry West 9:45am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Meadfoot 3:30pm Robert Summers View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 4:00pm Eleanor Davison View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Torquay Oddicombe beach 3:00pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
Highland Nigg Nigg (from slipway) 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Newborough Newborough Llanddwyn Bay 12:00pm Laura Williams View details & register » 3
Merseyside Wallasey New Brighton beach 11:00am Lindsey Stowell Smith View details & register » 3
Lancashire Morecambe Morecambe Central 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Minehead 2:00pm Mark Ward View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Largs Meigle Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport South Beach 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport North Quay 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
08 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Hayle North Quay - Hayle 2:00pm Paul Clark View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Normans Bay naturist beach 2:30pm Philip Baker View details & register » 3
Cornwall Mullion Mullion Cove 3:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Conwy Conwy Morfa Conwy 6:30pm Julian Thompson View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Montrose 2:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Down Newcastle Newcastle 12:00pm Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
09 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
25 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
23 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 2:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
26 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
09 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
06 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
24 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 12:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
04 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
05 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 9:30am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 10:00am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3