We support a number of community beach cleaning groups in Somerset. Going along to one of their cleans is a great way to meet like-minded people and help keep our coasts free from litter! Find out more about the groups and how you can get involved.
Somerset Litter Pick Groups
Find your nearest group on the map below! Click the marker to visit the relevant website.
‘Friends of Berrow Beach’ are a community led group based in Berrow, Somerset, with the primary aim of keeping the local beach as litter free as possible. Everyone is very welcome to attend (all necessary equipment will be provided) and events will be advertised on their Facebook page at regular intervals. Each clean lasts for approximately 2 hours and is followed by refreshments in the church hall.
Community Beach Clean: Occurs every second Saturday of the month
Meet at: 9:45am in the church hall next to St Mary’s church in Berrow.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Friends of Burnham Beach’: A community beach cleaning group based in Burnham-on-Sea
Join the group to help keep Burnham beach and the estuary free from litter. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for upcoming events!
The Surfers Against Sewage ‘Plastic Free Community’ groups are active at numerous locations across Somerset, and most of these groups hold regular beach cleans throughout the years. Not only is this a great opportunity to join a friendly community litter pick, it also gives you the opportunity to find out more about what your local group is doing to stop plastic pollution at source.
The Plastic Free Communities in West Somerset are an active group which encompasses Minehead, Porlock, Watchet and Exmoor. To find out more about upcoming events visit their Facebook page.
Plastic Free Weston-Super-Mare also hold beach cleans as part of their Cleaner Coastlines campaign. Find out more here.
“I’m the Sophie behind Sophie’s SUPER Litter Picking group on Facebook, Instagram and now TikTok as well! We host litter picks every month, beach cleans and events to support our local community. After each event, a very kind and supportive local businesses provides us with ‘post-pick’ refreshments and the volunteers get together to chat, laugh and put the world to rights! We weigh the litter picked, recycle what we can and take pride in our town, feeling proud that we’ve improved it, making it a little more SUPER!
We don’t just pick litter. We make a difference. A positive one! And we are proud of that.
Interested in setting up your own beach cleaning group? Please get in contact if you would like to set up your own group in one of our key project sites (Brean, Minehead, Porlock, Blue Anchor and Dunster)