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Where to Take Part in Great British Beach Clean Week Near You

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September 2021
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Great British Beach Clean Week runs from 17th–26th September, when thousands of us take to our local beach to help tidy up

Last year, 30 percent of beach cleans found face masks and PPE, and per 100 metres of shore there were 425 items of litter. These statistics are disappointing – and worrying – so why not play your part by helping to clean your local beach? Whether it’s just picking up a few pieces of rubbish while you walk your dog, or taking part in a bigger, organised event, every piece of litter removed helps.

If you are joining one of the Marine Conservation Society’s beach clean ups, they recommend you pack a rucksack with a few essentials like sunscreen, waterproofs and hand sanitiser. And if you’re picking up litter with your hands, it’s worth wearing a strong pair of gloves – like gardening gloves – to make sure you’re protected.

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As well as vital work cleaning up our coastline, you can become a Beachwatch Volunteer and join the Marine Conservation Society’s beach clean surveys? Volunteers note down all the items they find in a 100 metre stretch of beach – every lolly stick, lost toy or piece of plastic is recorded – and this data is hugely important to help track litter back to its source, and enables a more effective campaign for change.

Here are some of the beaches in the North East and Yorkshire getting involved in the Marine Conservation Society’s beach clean this week:

Beach Stretch: Cocklawburn
When: 21st September, 10am–12pm
Meet: Cocklawburn Beach Middle car park

Beach Stretch: Beadnell Bay
When: 22nd September, 12pm–2pm
Meet: Main car park

Beach Stretch: Low Newton
When: 23rd September, 4:30pm–5:30pm
Meet: Start of the causeway

Beach Stretch: Druridge Bay to Cresswell Dunes
When: 17th September, 11am–1pm
Meet: Ice Cream Shop, Cresswell Beach

Beach Stretch: Collywell Bay
When: 19th September, 10am–11am
Meet: Southern end of the bay

Beach Stretch: St. Mary’s Island Nature Reserve
When: 25th September, 10am–1pm
Meet: North Gare Car Park

Beach Stretch: Whitley Bay
When: 18th September, 11am–1pm
Meet: St Mary’s Island South car park

Beach Stretch: Ryhope to Seaham
When: 18th September, 10am–12pm
Meet: Seaham Hall

Beach Stretch: Red Acre Beach
When: 18th September, 12pm–2pm
Meet: On the Beach

Beach Stretch: Blast Beach
When: 25th September, 12:30pm–2:30pm
Meet: Grass next to Main car park

Beach Stretch: Denemouth South Beach
When: 18th September, 10am–12pm
Meet: Limekiln Gill car park

Beach Stretch: Blackhall Rocks
When: 19th September, 10am–12pm
Meet: Blackhall Rock car park

Beach Stretch: Teesmouth National Nature Reserve
When: 19th September, 10am–12pm
Meet: North Gare car park

Beach Stretch: Robin Hood’s Bay
When: 23rd September, 11:30am–1:30pm
Meet: On the slipway by the beach

Beach Stretch: Hayburn Wyke
When: 18th September, 10am–12pm
Meet: Pay and display car park

Beach Stretch: Jacksons Bay North and South
When: 18th September, 11am–12pm
Meet: Sea Life Centre car park

Beach Stretch: Scarborough South Bay Beach
When: 17th September, 11am–1pm
Meet: RNLI slipway

Beach Stretch: Cayton Bay
When: 18th September, 9:30am–11:30am
Meet: Top of the path, near the surf shop car park

Beach Stretch: Filey
When: 19th September, 12:30pm–2:30pm
Meet: Slipway at Cobble Landing

Beach Stretch: Speeton Sands South
When: 20th September, 10am–12pm
Meet: Church car park

Beach Stretch: Flamborough North Landing
When: 19th September, 11am–12pm
Meet: Cafe/boat shed on slope

Beach Stretch: Flamborough South Landing
When: 17th September, 8am–10am
Meet: By the lifeboat slipway

Beach Stretch: Bridlington North Sands
When: 23rd September, 4pm–5pm
Meet: Bottom of the slope

Beach Stretch: Ulrome
When: 18th September, 11am–12pm
Meet: On the beach

Beach Stretch: Withernsea
When: 18th September, 10am–12pm
Meet: On the beach

Beach Stretch: Paull
When: 18th September, 10am–12pm
Meet: Public car park off Thorngumbald Road

For more information or to sign up for a clean visit the Marine Conservation Society’s website here. Or to find other local beaches to clean near you click here.


Also to find out more about becoming a Beachwatch Volunteer, contact beachwatch@mcsuk.org.

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