Great British Beach Clean events

Search below to find an event near you. If you can’t find one then why not add your own?

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


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


16 Sep 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Shoeburyness East Beach: Big Beach Clean-up, Essex

Chelmsford Star Co-op Shoebury Beach Clean Up

Come along and help us at our annual beach clean up. We will be meeting across the road to the car park. There are toilets available and I believe the closest train station to the beach is Shoeburyness Station.  We would prefer if attendees bro

School friendly? yes


17 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Crimdon, Durham

Crimdon Beach North and South

Survey and beach clean. All equipment supplied. Steps down to the beach.

School friendly? yes


17 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

Pegwell Bay, Kent

Pegwell Bay, Cliffsend - Great British Beach Clean

This Great British Beach Clean (Beachwatch) event will take place on the beach close to the white cliffs within the Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve. The events below last for 2 hours and is open to all to join in.  Child

School friendly? yes


17 Sep 2022, 11 a.m. to noon

Crimdon beach, Durham

Crimdon North and South

Survey and litter pick All equipment supplied. Steps to beach.

School friendly? yes


17 Sep 2022, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sand Bay, Somerset

MCS Sand Bay Great British Beach Clean

Join me for a clean-up on Sand Bay as part of the Marine Conservation Society's annual Great British Beach Clean event. The plan - to clean the beach and record the litter as we go on Beachwatch survey forms...Find out more&n

School friendly? no


17 Sep 2022, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Plumpudding (Minnis Bay), Kent

Plum Pudding, Birchington - Great British Beach Clean

The event involves a 15 minute walk to the starting point - and the litter survey and beach clean will last for the next 2 hours.  Open to all to join in, but children will need to be supervised by a responsible adult.  

School friendly? no


17 Sep 2022, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Seaton Carew South, Durham

Seaton Carew beach

Look out for our flag in the beach

School friendly? yes


18 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Formby (Freshfields), Lancashire

Formby Beachwatch Event

EVENT REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL!!!! For larger (4+ people) groups either from a workplace or a school, you must contact the organiser on the following email address: [email protected] This is to ensure that adequate provision i

School friendly? yes


18 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire

Gibraltar Point Beach Clean

Both car parks have paths that will take you down to the beach and the walk is about the same distance from both. There are toilets at the Visitor Centre car park, this is the car park at the very end of the road, after driving over the hump/sea defe

School friendly? no


18 Sep 2022, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hightown, Merseyside

Marine Conservation Big Beach Clean

Help us clean and record the debris from our tide line to make our marine environment safe and clean for us and our local marine life . All tools supplied just your time required .

School friendly? yes


18 Sep 2022, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Blast Beach: Co. Durham, Durham

Blast beach survey and clean up

All equipment supplied. Very steep slope to beach.

School friendly? yes


18 Sep 2022, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Aberdeen North N1, Aberdeen City

Aberdeen City MCS Beach clean and Beachwatch litter survey

We will be doing the annual Big Beachwatch litter surver for UK national statistics

School friendly? yes


24 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

Terrace (Red Acre) Beach, Durham

Red Acre beach

All equipment supplied. Steps down to beach.

School friendly? yes


25 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way, Essex

Jaywick Beach Clean Group

Litter picks and bags will be supplied. Please ensure that you wear suitable clothing and footwear. Refreshments will not be supplied so please do bring your own water etc. 

School friendly? no


25 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

Seaham Hall Beach North (towards Ryhope), Durham

Seaham Hall beach

Steps to beach . All equipment supplied.

School friendly? yes

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