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: 2020-07-02
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness North Beach 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
30 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness North Beach 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
18 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness North Beach 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (South) 12:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Devon Sidmouth Sidmouth 3:00pm Denise Bickley View details & register » 3
West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham Beach 2:00pm John Charlish View details & register » 3
Suffolk Woodbridge Shingle Street 10:30am Chris Sanderson View details & register » 3
25 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 10:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
03 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 10:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
04 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 1:00pm Edwin Lowe View details & register » 3
29 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 10:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 10:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham-by-Sea Widewater Lagoon Central 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Norfolk Sheringham Sheringham West 10:00am Anne Smith View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Shanklin Beach 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Kent Dover Shakespeare Beach 10:00am Sue Bradford View details & register » 3
31 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
02 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Shanklin Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Kent Dover Shakespeare Beach 10:00am Sue Bradford View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
31 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
19 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
08 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Dunbar Skateraw Beach 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Hollesley Simpson's Saltings North & South 10:00am Lynn Allen View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Kildonan Silversands 4:30pm Zabdi Keen View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Shoebury Common Beach 10:00am Claudia Eleady-Cole View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Silverknowes Silverknowes in front of Boardwalk Cafe 11:00am Eilidh Vandome View details & register » 3
Suffolk Woodbridge Shingle Street 10:00am Chris Sanderson View details & register » 3
Highland Balintore Shandwick Bay 9:00am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps North 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Shotley: West from Sailing Club pier 2:00pm Jo Collins View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham Beach Central 10:00am Mary Mitchell View details & register » 3
15 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham Beach 12:00pm John Charlish View details & register » 3
Norfolk Sheringham Sheringham West 10:00am Anne Smith View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham Beach 12:00pm John Charlish View details & register » 3
21 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham - Beach Old Fort Roads 2:30pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Isle of Wight Shepherd's chine IOW 8:30am Sarah and Anne Marshall and Sayer View details & register » 3
20 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Dover Shakespeare Beach 12:00pm Zoë Stevenson View details & register » 3
12 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps North 12:15pm Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps North 10:00am Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
01 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 2:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3