© 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. Download the Great British Beach Clean Report 2019
  2. Visit the beachwatch website
  3. Organise a beach clean
  4. Join a beach clean

Did you know?…

It’s estimated that one rubbish truck load of plastic litter enters the ocean every minute

To date, our beach cleans have removed over 11 million pieces of litter

MCS launched its Beachwatch programme in 1994

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