Beachwatch is a beach cleaning and litter surveying programme, created by the Marine Conservation Society – helping people all around the UK to care for their coastline.
Some of the best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. It’s also dangerous for people and damaging tourism and fishing industries.
On the day, we will clean up litter from the Friars Cliff beach and record on the survey forms what we have found. The results will be entered in the national database, which are vital new evidence for the Marine Conservation Society ongoing campaigns!
The information that Beachwatch volunteers have collected over the last 25 years has helped make some of the most significant impacts on beach litter ever – the plastic bag charge, microplastics banned in personal care products, better wet wipe labelling, and massive support for a tax on ‘on the go’ plastic single use items.
Let’s do it together! We all have a part to play in turning the tide on litter!
Here is a short video of what to expect on the day:
This is a free-to-participate, charitable event. We’re expecting volunteers from different parts of Britain. If you’re travelling to this event by your own transport, please register here! We will meet you at 10:30am near Friars Cliff at the beginning of the Wave Wall!
For all those that need a lift from London, we have a coach provided by Evebus. Please book your place and check the itinerary below:
08:00 meet near Hotel Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, London, W6 8DR (near Hammersmith Station); 08:15 departure; 10:30-12:30 Dorset beach clean (we’re joined by other volunteers near Friars Cliff at the beginning of the Wave Wall); 12:30-13:30 lunch; 13:30-15:30 beach clean continued; 16:00 departure; 18:00 London, Hammersmith.
Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions.
The price does not include:
What to bring:
Group leader & event organiser: Max