Beach Cleans

As Lockdown rules permit, we hope to offer socially distanced beach cleans in 2022- see list below. It helps us maintain social distancing if you email us to let us know you will be attending.

Alternatively, you can join our beach clean club to borrow equipment for your own beach cleans in your own time, in your own bubble. Stay Safe! Download the application form. Equipment includes pickers, gloves, bags and hi-viz jackets. First come, First served!

You could also 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 at Boat Cove or 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.

Dates and times for the beach cleans in 2022 are given below. Watch out for further details on our Facebook page. We return to the viaduct to drop off the equipment and sort through what's in the bags.

At the bottom of the page you can view our log of the amount and type of rubbish our volunteers have collected so far. Thank you, everyone!

Dates for 2022 - check Facebook for updates/confirmation.

2022beach clean dates.xlsx

Just a few of our heroes!

April 2022

A burnt pallet!

At Dawlish Warren 15/05/21

The big weigh-in!

The small bag says "100%" Degradable" - someone is taking the mickey - of course it will degrade, but into what????

On Coryton Cove

A huge, rusty pile! It weighed over 18Kgs!

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:

Beach cleans data.xlsx