Beach Cleans

Beach Cleans Cancelled until further notice

Our beach cleans are cancelled until further notice.

In the meantime you could take part in Surfers Against Sewage #ReturnToOffender campaign by photographing branded plastic pollution on isolation walks & sharing on social media. Tag brands & urge them to reduce plastic use #ReturnToOffender #SurfersAgainstSewage, please also use #dawlishagainstplastic so that we can monitor items found in Dawlish, Visit Surfers Against Sewage for more info.

Normally we organise beach cleans in Dawlish on the First Saturday of each month. We meet under the railway viaduct.. We can supply gloves, litter picking equipment and Hi Viz vests, but please feel free to bring your own equipment or gloves.

Here are the dates for the beach cleans in 2020 - we hope to resume as soon as restrictions permit. We stay at the viaduct for an hour and half so that you can return the equipment to us when you've done your bit.

If you look at the bottom of the page you can view our log of the amount and type of rubbish we have collected

  • April 4 - 10am
  • May 2 - 10am
  • June 6 - 1pm
  • July 4 - 12pm
  • August 1 - 11am
  • September 5 - 2pm
  • October 3 - 2pm
  • November 7 - 2pm
  • December 5 - 2pm


Our chairman Vanessa Ryley with the new two minute beach clean board.

If you can't make it to a beach clean, you can use the equipment on the two minute board the next time you are down on the beach.

A huge, rusty pile!

Just some of the rubbish collected

This was all picked up in a few minutes

Some of our wonderful volunteers

We keep a log of the amount and type of rubbish we collect on our beach cleans which you can view below:

Beach cleans data.pdf