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 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.

Find out about other ways to get involved in our work

What you can do