The BIG Saunton beach clean

claire moodie

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:

    Saunton Sands

  • Date and time:

    23 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    Bottom of slipway

  • Capacity:

    200 volunteers - 183 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Saunton Sands beach stretch plotted on it

s always there is free parking for Big Saunton Beach Clean volunteers, and hot drinks will be provided by the wonderful Saunton Break Cafe. This year the cafe will only be providing drinks in reusable cups, so please don't forget to bring your own cup! We want to avoid creating any extra waste, especially when there is a much more sustainable alternative, and swapping out disposable cups for refillable ones is an easy win.

All beach cleaning equipment is provided but if you have your own, please bring it along with you.

This year’s beach cleans are being made possible by our ongoing partnership with Christie's Estates, Saunton Beach Enterprises Ltd, North Devon Coast AONB, local Surfers Against Sewage reps, and Saunton Break Cafe. We are also pleased to officially welcome Saunton Surf Life Saving Club, Walking on Waves surf school, and Surf Saunton as partners to help grow the impact of these regular cleans.

We work hard to collect data at every clean with regards to other national campaigns and organisations. Contributing regularly to the Marine conservation society's citizen science initiative as well as Surfers against sewage brand audits, helps us collectively build the evidence we need to lobby for change.

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.