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. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  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: 2020-08-12
08 March 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
18 May 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
07 February 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Altcar beach 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 11:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 July 2019
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Essex Holland-on-Sea Holland Beach Brighton Road 4:00pm Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Norfolk Holt Cley Beach / Blakeney Point 10:00am Alex Green View details & register » 3
Shetland Islands Houss Taing 12:00pm Keira Tulloch View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Kent Hythe Princes Parade 10:30am Linda Hardware View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Instow 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Highland Invergordon Saltburn 8:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Shanklin Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Thorness Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight St Helens Tower - Seaview, Nodes Point Holiday Park 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 3:00pm Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
Swansea Horton Horton 10:30am Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
Suffolk Ipswich South of Orwell Bridge 10:00am Charles Croydon View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Beyond Instow Beach (Second Sandhills) 10:00am Selaine Saxby View details & register » 3
Suffolk Ipswich Pipers Vale 8:30am George Seinet View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Grange chine, Grange farm 9:45am Sarah and Anne Marshall and Sayer View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Kildonan Silversands 4:30pm Zabdi Keen View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Kilmory Kilmory / Torrylinn Beach, Isle of Arran 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 May 2020
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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East Sussex Hove Hove King Alfred Leisure Centre 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Norfolk Hunstanton New Hunstanton 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Beyond Instow Beach (Second Sandhills) 2:00pm Selaine Saxby View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Inverkip Inverkip Harbourside 10:00am Victoria Chalmers View details & register » 3
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 10:00am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
10 September 2019
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West Sussex Hove EDF Energy Beach 2 2:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
10 December 2019
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West Sussex Hove EDF Energy Beach 2 1:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
08 January 2020
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West Sussex Hove EDF Energy Beach 2 1:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
07 March 2020
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hull Paull 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 June 2019
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North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
16 February 2020
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North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 11:45am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
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Norfolk Hunstanton Titchwell Marsh 10:30am Carrie Carey View details & register » 3
03 April 2020
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Suffolk Ipswich Pipers Vale 8:30am George Seinet View details & register » 3
25 August 2019
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North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
24 November 2019
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North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
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North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3