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
17 September 2018
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Dumfries and Galloway New Abbey Southerness Lighthouse 10:00am Lucie Kimbell Stewart View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Dumfries and Galloway Southerness RSPB Mersehead 11:00am Rowena Flavelle View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Port Logan Port Logan 1:00pm Kerry Monteith View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Dumfries and Galloway Whithorn Cairndoon to Claymoddie, Nr Whithorn 10:00am Anne Connick View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Dundee City Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry East End 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 12:30pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from the stack North) 10:00am Lindsay Archer View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Dundee City Dundee Broughty Ferry RNLI beach right hand side 3:15pm Mary Holligan View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Seaham Hall 1:00pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
Durham Peterlee Horden Point 10:00am Wayne Appleton View details & register » 3
Durham Seaton Carew North Gare Sands (Golf Course Entry Point) Stretch 1 10:00am Zoe Fraser View details & register » 3
East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 1 1:30pm Karen Swift View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Dundee City Dundee Broughty Ferry RNLI beach right hand side 3:30pm Mary Holligan View details & register » 3
Dundee City Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry RNLI beach left hand side 3:15pm Mary Holligan View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Dundee City Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry East End 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 1:00pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
Durham Hartlepool Crimdon 2:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from the stack North) 10:00am Lindsay Archer View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Blast Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
Durham Hartlepool Seaton Carew North 10:30am Sadie Brooks View details & register » 3
05 June 2018
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Durham Hartlepool Seaton Carew 10:30am Edwin Lowe View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Durham Hartlepool Crimdon beach 2:00pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
Durham Hartlepool Seaton Carew 10:00am Jacky Watson View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 4 12:00pm Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 3 12:00pm Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents East (Muirfield) 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
26 July 2018
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Durham Seaham Seaham Hall 10:00am Sharon Lashley View details & register » 3
27 January 2019
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Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 1:00pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
09 February 2019
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Durham Seaham Blast Beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
14 February 2019
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Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
22 February 2019
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Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
24 March 2019
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Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from stack South) 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
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Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
18 June 2019
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Durham Hartlepool Seaton Carew South 11:00am Glen Caygill View details & register » 3
04 May 2019
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Durham Seaham Blast Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
12 January 2020
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Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
29 February 2020
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Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from stack South) 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
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Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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Durham Hartlepool Crimdon beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
20 March 2018
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East London RIVER Lea, Hackney 10:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
17 February 2018
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 2 10:30am Fisherrow Waterfront Group View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
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East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 10:00am Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
08 September 2018
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East Lothian Dunbar Skateraw Beach 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
28 July 2018
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East Lothian Dunbar Thorntonloch Beach (East Lothian) 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
31 July 2018
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 1 10:30am Karen Swift View details & register » 3