Volunteer at the Great British Beach Clean 2020 Tara Proud

Beach cleans

If you’re as horrified as we are by the rubbish on our beaches, why not become a beachwatch volunteer and jin 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 beach watch volunteers 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.

If you need to get in touch with our beachwatch team you can email them [email protected] or call them on 01989 567807. We're here to help from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Find out about other ways to get involved in our work

What you can do