© Jack Versiani Holt

What a fantastic Great British Beach Clean 2017!

We’ve been blown away by the sheer number of people who’ve turned up to show some love for our beaches over the weekend.

We didn’t always have sunshine, but the smiles and sparkling clean beaches brightened up the scenery in every corner of the UK. Thank you to everybody who came out and helped make it happen.

There are so many highlights - here is just a tiny selection:

Sky News filmed at Robin Hood’s Bay and Eastney


Environment Minister Therese Coffey helped at Aldeburgh


Toy soldiers turned up on several beaches #bestfind

Deborah Meaden joined us on the beach at Sand Bay


Jango the dog joined in at Alnmouth!


Catherine Gemmell, MCS Scotland Conservation Officer, provided daily reports:


Actions you can take

  1. Visit the beachwatch website
  2. Organise a beach clean
  3. Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2018
  4. Join a beach clean

Did you know?…

Since the carrier bag charge came in across the UK, the Great British Beach Clean has recorded almost 50% fewer bags on beaches

Globally, plastic litter has reached every part of the world’s oceans

Why not join a beach clean ... or organise one?

To date, our beach clean volunteers have removed 6 million pieces of litter from our beaches and collected marine litter data to support our campaigns for cleaner seas and beaches.

Learn more and join a beach clean