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Please note: We ask all our volunteers to follow our Covid guidelines during beach cleans, for everyone’s health and safety.



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4 Feb 2023, 10 a.m. to noon

Eastney South, Hampshire

Southsea Beachwatch

The monthly clean

School friendly? yes


5 Feb 2023, noon to 2 p.m.

Sandy Cove, Cornwall

Mounts Bay Marine Group Litter Survey and Clean

Equipment provided, but please dress for the weather.

School friendly? yes


5 Feb 2023, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Scapa Beach - Toilets, Orkney Islands

Greener Orkney - Big Data Collection 2023 (Joined by Orkney Harbour Authority)

Please join us for our 'Winter 2023 - Big Data Collection' event. This is the first of many beach cleans lined up in Orkney and the surrounding isles which aims to provide supporting evidence for the marine litter crisis affecting our beauti

School friendly? no


5 Feb 2023, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Ryde East Sands To Puckpool Park, Hampshire

MCS Beach watch Ryde with Planet Aware

We look forward to seeing you at our first MCS survey of the year. Thank you for coming along to help. We will survey 100m of the beach collecting and recording type and number of bits of rubbish. We will then go on and clean the rest of the beach.

School friendly? no


11 Feb 2023, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Pettycur Bay, Fife

Climate Action Fife/ Youth1st beach clean

Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been running beach cleans and their flagship event, Great British Beach Clean, for 25 years. Every year, staff and volunteers head to beaches up and down the coast to collect litter and record data abou

School friendly? yes


18 Feb 2023, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Southsea and Eastney, Hampshire

The Big Kids Beach Clean

10am till 11.15. The kids are organising this clean as a competition with sweetie prizes. Bring gloves, pickers and reusable bags if you have them. All welcome! Please join The Big Kids Beach Clean page on Facebook for up to date information on our

School friendly? yes


18 Feb 2023, noon to 2 p.m.

Poole Harbour Sandbanks, Dorset

Kite Beach (Whitley Lake) Poole Harbour Beach Clean

Welcome to the Marine Conservation Society!  On Saturday 18th February we will be heading to Whitley Lake, Poole Harbour to a small stretch of sand on the inside of Poole Harbour, home to local watersports. We are

School friendly? no


25 Feb 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

East Runton, Norfolk

East Runton Beach Clean,

Stay for as long or as little as you like. Every piece of litter removed from the beach makes a difference. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs welcome. Litter pickers, gloves and bags provided. Please bring your own gloves if you have the

School friendly? no


26 Feb 2023, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Formby (Freshfields), Lancashire

Formby Beachwatch Event

EVENT REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL!!!! For larger groups (4+ people) either from a workplace or a school, you must contact the organiser on the following email address: (at bottom of post). This is to ensure that adequate provision is made for your gro

School friendly? yes


4 Mar 2023, 10 a.m. to noon

Southsea End (Rock Gardens), Hampshire

Southsea Beachwatch

Monthly beach clean

School friendly? yes


5 Mar 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Esplanade, opposite Barnhill Rock Garden, Dundee City

Dundee / Broughty Ferry Big Beach Clean

Join us for a spring clean at the Big Beach Clean in Dundee. Come and join the Marine Conservation Society to conduct a marine litter survey, picking up all the rubbish we can find in various 100m stretchs. This is part of our Beachwatch ci

School friendly? yes


12 Mar 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Collywell Bay, Tyne and Wear

Collywell Bay

Collywell Bay is a small bay between St Mary's and Seaton Sluice and according to the council it was a bit neglected when it came to beach cleans. The bay has some areas that are difficult to access so it's probably best suited to the able bo

School friendly? no


18 Mar 2023, 10 a.m. to noon

Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire

Gibraltar Point Beach Clean

Join us on our beach clean at Gibraltar Point to help keep our environment and wildlife safe from the harm caused by litter.  The threats to both local wildlife and us from rubbish left on the beaches and washing into our seas is an on-going pr

School friendly? no


25 Mar 2023, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

East Haven, Angus

East Haven (Great Angus Beach Clean)

Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear strong shoes. Litter pickers, bags and gloves will be available.

School friendly? yes

Beach clean litter picker

25 Mar 2023, noon to 2 p.m.

Sandbanks Beach - Shore Road, Dorset

Sandbanks Beach Clean - Shore Road

Welcome to the Marine Conservation Society!  On Saturday 25th March we will be heading to Sandbanks Beach at Shore Road which is a beautiful stretch of sand that leads to the Sandbanks spit. We are aiming to clean and survey a section of the be

School friendly? no


1 Apr 2023, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Arbroath West Links, Angus

The Great Angus Beach Clean

Great Angus Beach Clean, Arbroath West Links, Saturday 1st April 2023. 8am - 4pm - All Day Event, Come Along & Lend A Hand If You Can Anytime During The Day. Dress Appropriately, Refreshments Provided, Public Toilets Available, You Are Respons

School friendly? yes

Beach clean litter picker

2 Apr 2023, 10 a.m. to noon

Jubilee Beach, Essex

spring beach clean

please bring your own heavy duty/gardening gloves if possible and wear either an old pair of trainers or wellie boots. For further infoemation, please email me at [email protected]

School friendly? yes


2 Apr 2023, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cramond, City of Edinburgh

April Beach Clean - Cramond

Join us for a beach clean and litter survey to help the Marine Conservation Society gather vital data to keep pushing for the reduction of marine litter. There are public toilets close to the meeting point and parking at Cramond Beach Car Park Cramo

School friendly? yes


9 Apr 2023, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sand Bay, Somerset

Sand Bay Spring Clean

Join us on beautiful Sand Bay for a spring clean-up!  The plan - meet at 11am, they'll be a short safety briefing, equipment will be handed out and then we'll start beach cleaning! You can take part in the 100m litter survey

School friendly? no


15 Apr 2023, 10 a.m. to noon

Charmouth, Dorset

Great Dorset Beach Clean

Join us for the Great Dorset Beach Clean (15th-23rd April countywide).  All equipment is provided but do bring along gloves and pickers if you have them. We will be recording the rubbish we collect.  The beach is rocky, so suitable footwe

School friendly? yes

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