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


15 Sep 2023, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hengistbury Head: Big Beach Clean-up, Dorset

Gama Aviation Beach Clean Volunteers

Please bring your own gardening/heavy duty gloves. Bags will be provided. Dogs are very welcome.

School friendly? no


16 Sep 2023, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Slapton Sands, Devon

Slapton Sands - Great British Beach Clean

Challenge yourself to collect as much rubbish as you<br /> can. Weigh the rubbish you collect to see if you can get<br /> your name on the beach clean leader board.<br /> Bags will be provided, please bring your own<br /> glov

School friendly? no

Beach clean litter picker

16 Sep 2023, 10 a.m. to noon

Felixstowe (Manor Terrace), Suffolk

Manor Terrace Quarterly Beach Clean

Please join me. If you've come beachcombing with me you know we always clean up the beach when we're treasure hunting. We will survey a 100 metre stretch of beach recording every item of litter we find. This data is collected, collated a

School friendly? no


16 Sep 2023, 10 a.m. to noon

Pegwell Bay, Kent

Pegwell Bay, Cliffsend

This is a Great British Beach Clean event that will last for 2 hours and is open for all to join in. Children have to be supervised by a responsible adult.  Litter sticks, hoops, and bags are provided.  If you need gloves, please bring

School friendly? no


16 Sep 2023, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Minnis Bay - start of Northern Sea Wall beaches, Kent

Plum Pudding (Minnis Bay, Birchington)

This is a Great British Beach Clean event involving 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 supervis

School friendly? no


17 Sep 2023, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Formby (Freshfields), Lancashire

Great British Beach Clean Event - 2023

EVENT REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL!!!! For larger groups (4+ people) either from a workplace or a school, you must contact the organiser on the following email address: (at bottom of post). This is to ensure that adequate provision is made for your gro

School friendly? yes

Beach clean flag

23 Sep 2023, 11 a.m. to noon

Kirkcaldy (Seafield), Fife

Youth1st/ Climate Action Fife beach clean

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


23 Sep 2023, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

West beach LNR, West Sussex

OSPAR Beach Clean

Look for the Marine Conservation Society flags and table on the beach at the meeting point. Dress for the weather - wear sturdy shoes and bring a waterproof jacket if rain is forecast. Bring drinks and snacks to help keep hydrated and energy levels

School friendly? no


23 Sep 2023, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Aberdeen North N1, Aberdeen City

MCS Aberdeen volunteer beach clean and survey

All equipment will be provided Children require parental supervision This Beachclean is part of the Great British Beachclean and will involve a litter survey

School friendly? yes

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