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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.

£20

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

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16 Sep 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

4th Barrier, Orkney Islands

GBBC - 4th Barrier

GBBC beach clean and survey, organised by Scottish Sea Farms. Bin bags, gloves and litter pickers  will be provided. Please ensure that the number of volunteers is provided so we can ensure we have enough supplies.

School friendly? yes

Beach clean flag

16 Sep 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Echna Loch Bay, Orkney Islands

GBBC Echna Loch

GBBC beach clean and survey, organised by Scottish Sea Farms. Bin bags, gloves and litter pickers will be provided. Please ensure that the number of volunteers is provided so we can ensure we have enough supplies.

School friendly? yes

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16 Sep 2022, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Garrison Point Beach, Kent

Annual MCS Beachwatch Weekend Garrison Point beach, Sheerness.

Our annual MCS Beach Clean & Survey at Garrison Point beach, Sheerness takes place on Friday 16th September 9-11am. Garrison Point beach is at the end of Sheerness beach, past Tesco & next to Sheerness Docks. Equipment provided; sturdy boot

School friendly? yes

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16 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

Minster Leas, Kent

GBBC at Minster Beach, Isle of Sheppey

Join The Medway Swale Estuary Partnership for The Great British Beach Clean 2022 Date   Friday 16th September 2022 Time  10am-12pm<br /> Location Minster Please email to book your equipment and to find out the meeting location

School friendly? yes

Beach clean litter picker

16 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

Saltcoats Harbour 2, North Ayrshire

Great British Beach Clean at Saltcoats harbour

Bring gloves and wear wellies. This part of the beach doesn't really dry out, even at low tide. But the llitter is at the wet part of the beach.

School friendly? yes

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16 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shoeburyness East Beach: Big Beach Clean-up, Essex

UK POWER NETWORKS LTD CORPORATE BEACH CLEAN

This event is organised and managed by UK Power Networks Ltd (specifically the design dept) as part of their bi-annual volunteering campaign to promote their green initiative. All litter we collect will be recorded and added to the country's&nbs

School friendly? no

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16 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

St Catherine's Beach (South end), Stronsay, Orkney Islands

Citizen Science month

An introduction to Citizen Science and how you can take part.  Not just a beach clean, but a survey of all the litter we find.  Learn how to conduct a beach litter survey and contribute your data for reasearch.

School friendly? yes

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16 Sep 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Irvine Beach, North Ayrshire

Great British Beach Clean - Irvine Beach Public Event (RSPB Garnock Connections)

All are welcome to join this Great British Beach Clean event at Irvine Beach. We will carry out a marine litter suvey at our beach clean, gatering vital data.  Equipment is provided, but if you have your own thicker gardening style gloves pleas

School friendly? no

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16 Sep 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mappleton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Mappleton Beach Clean

Tide times are not available at this present time but I will update signed up volunteers if the time has to change.<br /> Please bring your own gloves, litter pickers (if you have them, not essential) and water. I will provide the heavy duty bi

School friendly? no

Beach clean flag

16 Sep 2022, 11 a.m. to noon

Ardersier, Highland

VILN Beach Clean

Visit Inverness Loch Ness are organising their first beach clean at Ardersier. Come join us for a morning stroll along the beach whilst picking up litter and making the area more beautiful. For more details, please contact Bryony: bryony@visitiln.co

School friendly? no

Beach clean litter picker

16 Sep 2022, noon to 2 p.m.

Teithil Beach, Argyll and Bute

Scottish Sea Farms, GBBC, Barcaldine

GBBC beach clean and survey, organised by Scottish Sea Farms. Bin bags, gloves, litter pickers and packed lunches will be provided. Please ensure that the number of volunteers is provided so we can ensure we have enough supplies. See you then!

School friendly? yes

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16 Sep 2022, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Portstewart wee beach - east of Portstewart Strand, Londonderry

Portstewart wee beach clean

How to get there: If you're coming from Portstewart strand, go up the steps and follow the coastal path round to the first wee beach. If coming from the prom, follow the coastal path round to the strand, we'll be on the last wee beach bef

School friendly? no

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16 Sep 2022, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Weyland Bay, Orkney Islands

GBBC - Weyland Bay

GBBC beach clean and survey, organised by Scottish Sea Farms. Bin bags, gloves and litter pickers  will be provided. Please ensure that the number of volunteers is provided so we can ensure we have enough supplies.

School friendly? yes

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16 Sep 2022, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan

Penarth Beach Clean, organised by TOTM employees

Meet opposite the RNLI Lifeboat Station (CF64 3AT). Event organisers will be in high vis jackets at the meeting point, however volunteers do not need to wear these.  Volunteers should wear suitable clothing and footwear and also bring

School friendly? no

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16 Sep 2022, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sandy Bay, Wales, Bridgend

Sandy Bay (Coney) Porthcawl

Join us for a beach clean and litter survey. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Litter pickers, hoops and bags will be provided. If you need gloves please bring your own gardening gloves and dress for the weather.  There is limited parki

School friendly? yes

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16 Sep 2022, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Rhyl slipways, Denbighshire

Great British Beach Clean launch clean!

Join us for a beach clean & litter survey at Rhyl to mark and celebrate the first day of the Great British Beach Clean 2022! A chance to get together, meet like-minded individuals, and round off the summer by taking part in one of the UK

School friendly? yes

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17 Sep 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dungeness - Lydd Ranges, Kent

Dungeness - Lydd Ranges

This is a challenging event, not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. The event will involve a 30-40 minute walk on shingle to get to our survey area. This will be followed by a 2-2.5 hour survey from our regular 100m stretch of beach. We w

School friendly? no

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17 Sep 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Slapton Sands, Devon

Slapton Sands - Great British Beach Clean

Join us for the MCS Great British beach Clean. Help to tidy up the beautiful Slapton Sands and help contribute to the Marine Conservation Societies National Beach Clean Report. Challenge yourself to collect as much rubbish as you can. Weigh the rubb

School friendly? yes

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17 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire

Anderby Creek beach clean

We will provide equipment such as litter pickers, hoops, sacks and sharps boxes.

School friendly? yes

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17 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

Cayton Bay, North Yorkshire

Cayton bay south

Please bring strong gloves if you have them, please note the path down to the beach is steep and can be slippy at times. 

School friendly? no

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