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Great British Beach Clean events


could equip two volunteers to survey rubbish on our beaches, influencing government policy on marine litter

GBBC 2023 group on windy beach in Portsmouth

21 Sep 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Arrochar Shore, Argyll and Bute


What 3 Word reference: ///grows.driftwood.fiery Litter picking equipment will be provided, but please dress appropriately for the weather, wear sensible sturdy footwear (wellies or walking boots) and bring a pair of gloves. We will meet and carry o

School friendly? yes

Group of people beach cleaning

21 Sep 2024, 10 a.m. to noon

Aberdeen North N1, Aberdeen City

Aberdeen City North (N1)

All Welcome.  Equipment provided.  Children must be supervised.

School friendly? yes


21 Sep 2024, 10 a.m. to noon

Pegwell Bay, Kent

Pegwell Bay - Great British Beach Clean 2024

This Great British Beach Clean event will take place on the sandy beach close to the white cliffs within the Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve*. The event lasts for 2 hours and is open to all to join in.  Children have to be su

School friendly? no

Beach clean litter picker

21 Sep 2024, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Westray MLWG - Taft's Survey, Orkney Islands

Westray MLWG - Taft's autumn survey

Survey stretch is planned to extend 100m - exact location to be determined depending on conditions at the time. Bird and wildlife survey to be arranged in advance. Livestock is likely to be in fields alongside beach so dogs should be kept under effe

School friendly? yes


21 Sep 2024, 11 a.m. to noon

Cramond (Silverknowes Esplanade), City of Edinburgh

Cramond Beach Clean, GBBC

Join the Marine Conservation Society during the Great British Beach Clean and help us collect vital data to keep pushing for a reduction of marine litter. All equipment (gloves, litter pickers, bags, clipboards & surveys) will be provi

School friendly? no


21 Sep 2024, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Sand Bay, Somerset

Sand Bay Autumn Clean - The Great British Beach Clean 2024 (OSPAR)

Join us on beautiful Sand Bay for the Great British Beach Clean 2024! The plan - meet on the beach, they'll be a short safety briefing, equipment will be handed out and then we'll start cleaning! You can take part in the

School friendly? no


21 Sep 2024, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Minnis Bay - start of Northern Sea Wall beaches, Kent

Minnis Bay's Northern Sea Wall - Great British Beach Clean 2024

This Great British Beach Clean event involves a 15 minute walk to the starting point - and the litter survey and beach clean will last for the next 2 hours.  The beach clean starts along the Northern Sea Wall beaches (Plum Pu

School friendly? no

Beach clean litter picker

22 Sep 2024, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Westray MLWG - Quoygrew north to Heugh, Orkney Islands

Westray MLWG - Quoygrew north

This is the northerly stretch from Quoygrew to Heugh on the edge of Trenabie Farm, courtesy local landowner. Advance recce will be done to ensure that no bird or wildlife activity will be disturbed. There may be livestock in Trenabie fields so

School friendly? yes


22 Sep 2024, 11 a.m. to noon

Rhyl Beach - slipway to Kite surf cafe, Denbighshire

Rhyl Beach Clean Hosted by Super Seal Sense

A beach clean hosted by Super Seal Sense. A research organisation, with researchers from the local area! Be sure to wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes for the beach clean. We'll be meeting at the Coastguard hut (Next tot he lifeboat statio

School friendly? no


23 Sep 2024, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Scarborough South Beach Stretch 2, North Yorkshire

Action Asylum Leeds

A group of volunteers will help clean Scarbourough beach

School friendly? no

Beach clean flag

28 Sep 2024, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ravenscraig, Fife

Sean Youth1st Flinn

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 about what the

School friendly? yes

Beach clean litter picker

29 Sep 2024, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Westray MLWG -Aikerness Survey, Orkney Islands

Westray MLWG -Aikerness, autumn clean

Access may require a good walk from the Nouse unless permission is granted by Skaill Store (there is no access from Westray airport). A bird and wildlife survey will take place in advance of beach clean. Litter disposal may require additional acces

School friendly? yes

Organise a beach clean

Organise a beach clean