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: 2020-07-11
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Guernsey St Sampson Bordeaux Harbour 3:00pm Laura Bampton View details & register » 3
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 1:00pm Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
Fife Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy (Seafield) 10:00am Sally Walsh View details & register » 3
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
Fife Buckhaven Buckhaven Old Harbour 11:00am Allen Armstrong View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Kinneil LNR 1:00pm Tara Proud View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
Essex Brightlingsea Brightlingsea Paddling Pool Beach 9:00am Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton-on-Sea (near the hospital/pier) 1:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Southend Beach outside Sealife Adventure 11:00am Displays Sealife Adventure View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Walton-on-Naze 9:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Gloucestershire Bristol Severn Beach 11:00am Jennifer Sudworth View details & register » 3
Fife Leuchars Tentsmuir Point National Nature Reserve 11:00am Elizabeth Downes View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way East UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West 2 UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - east of beach 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness Boat Club Bay 1:00pm Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton Beach - Groyne 41 9:00am Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Gloucestershire Gloucester Fretherne 1:30pm Jenny Parsons View details & register » 3
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 11:00am Kim Norman View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Shoebury Common Beach 10:00am Claudia Eleady-Cole View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Southend-on-sea Ocean Beach 2:00pm Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
07 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 2:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 2:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Lower Largo Lower Largo 10:00am Jenny Gilruth View details & register » 3
Essex Canvey Island Lobster Smack 10:00am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
Essex Canvey Island Concord Beach 10:00am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
30 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife North Queensferry Ferrycraigs north Queensferry 8:30am Jennifer Reid View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 10:30am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
29 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 10:30am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy (Seafield) 11:00am Sally Walsh View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
19 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
13 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
15 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 11:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
28 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Canvey Island Concord Beach 10:30am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3