If you’re as horrified as we are by the rubbish on our beaches, why not join one of our beach cleans? We have hundreds around the country or you can set up your own.
Marine wildlife is under threat from litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in items like plastic and fishing line.
As well as keeping our beaches beautiful our cleans go one step further. At each clean we carry out a litter survey recording all of the items found 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 the common items we find on our beaches back to source, and then enables us to campaign for change.
Go with friends and family or meet your community to spend a day in the fresh air and make a difference. You can literally see the impact you are having.
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.
Find a beach clean
Every year thousands of people run beach cleans all over the country. Take a look and find one near you.
Volunteer safety and Covid19
Please ensure you have read and understood our safety guidance before starting a beach clean and litter survey.
The Great British Beach Clean
Every September thousands of people take to the beach all over the UK to take part in the Great British Beach Clean.
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.
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?
Beach clean guides and resources
Thanks to volunteers like you we are able to take action to tackle our ocean crisis, and positive steps to recover our ocean. On this page you'll find useful guides and helpful resources to help you to help us.