Formby Beachwatch Event

Andy Laverick

All of our events are arranged in line with national and local government Covid guidance. Please ensure that you know and understand the current rules.

  • Beach stretch:

    Formby (Freshfields)

  • Date and time:

    23 Oct 2022, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    Meet in beach car park by wooden bin sheds. Look out for the MCS sail flags!!!

  • Capacity:

    100 volunteers - 60 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Formby (Freshfields) beach stretch plotted on it


For larger (4+ people) groups either from a workplace or a school, you must contact the organiser on the following email address: This is to ensure that adequate provision is made for your group. 

No equipment provided, if possible bring your own gloves or litter picks. Volunteers must wear old clothes and protective footwear.

Please use if possible public transport as there is limited parking at this site. Freshfield train station is only 1 mile from this site. Please car share or walk if possible.

Follow us on twitter (@FormbyMarine) or facebook (Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch: Formby) Any questions, please email:<br />  

Also worth knowing…

What to bring: We’d recommend you pack a rucksack with a few essentials like sunscreen, waterproofs, hand sanitiser, and perhaps some snacks and a drink (in a reusable bottle, of course).

What to wear: If you're picking up litter with your hands it's worth wearing a strong pair of gloves - like gardening gloves - just to make sure you're protected. Sturdy shoes are a must for protection too.

Under 16s: To comply with our insurance, volunteers under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult who will be asked to sign a parental / guardian consent form on the day by the beach clean organiser.