If you want to help keep Britain's beaches beautiful and our ocean safe for wildlife, why not become a Beachwatch volunteer and join one of our beach clean surveys?
As well as cleaning up our coastline, Beachwatch volunteers note down all the items they find in a 100m stretch of beach. Every lolly stick, lost toy or piece of plastic; we record it. This data is hugely important as it helps us track litter back to source, and enables us to campaign for change.
To find out more, contact [email protected] or call 01989 567807.
Find a beach clean
Every year thousands of people run beach cleans all over the country. Take a look and find one near you.
Organise a beach clean
Organising a beach clean and survey is easy. Log on - or create a volunteer account - and then follow the simple steps.
Source to Sea Litter Quest
Most of the litter that ends up on our beaches or in the sea starts its journey in villages, towns and cities miles from the coast. Taking part in our Source to Sea Litter Quest means that no matter where you live across the UK, you can help keep our seas clean.
The importance of data
Our beach cleans are a little bit different. We clean AND survey the litter found at the beach. The data YOU help to collect makes real positive changes to our marine environment.
Volunteer safety and Covid-19
Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Please ensure you have read and understood our safety guidance before starting a beach clean and litter survey.
Team beach cleans
If you’re looking for a team building or volunteering day for your company why not join our experts on the beach for a day of fun, doing something worthwhile for the environment?
Useful guides and resources
Here you'll find a useful library of guides and resources to help you join us in our vital work to restore the health of our oceans.
Schools and groups
Beach cleaning empowers children to do their bit for nature. By learning how their actions impact on our oceans we hope the next generation will be inspired to take up the fight against marine litter.
Great British Beach Clean
Every September thousands of people across the UK head to the coast to take part in the Great British Beach Clean.