Beach Cleans

Beach Cleans in Dorset

Beach cleans are a fantastic way to make a difference, meet new people and enjoy the coast at the same time.

 

The Great Dorset Beach Clean brings together beach care volunteer groups every April for a co-ordinated clean up along the coast. It’s been running for over 30 years and Litter Free Coast and Sea are proud to run the event together with local volunteers, landowners and organisations.

 

Sadly, the Great Dorset Beach Clean was postponed in 2020 and so we have been working with our beach care partners to ensure events can be managed in a safe and responsible way for everyone involved.

 

If you plan to join a beach clean, we recommend contacting the organisers in advance to help them manage numbers, and to bring your own strong gloves to wear.

 

READ OUR social distancing beach clean information for attendees.

Beach Care Groups

We’ve been working with volunteer groups to run beach clean events since Litter Free Coast and Sea started in 2012, supporting their collective efforts and sharing achievements of everyone that has volunteered their time. Below are a selection of beach care groups that we collaborate with.

For information on forthcoming events near you, please keep an eye on our social media channels and our beach care group partners.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Leave Only Footprints

Leave Only Footprints

An initiative of Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council to make the resorts greener.

Highcliffe Beach Clean Team

Highcliffe Beach Clean Team

Bringing together beach clean volunteers in the Highcliffe area

Go Pladdle

Go Pladdle

A community interest company based in Poole and is the brainchild of local environmentalists Jake and Rosie.

Friars Cliff Beach Care Group

Friars Cliff Beach Care Group

Quarterly beach cleans and local campaigns.

Dorset Devils

Dorset Devils

Dorset Devils are residents of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch and beyond who love where they live and dislike the sight of litter.

Purbeck

NT Studland

NT Studland

Beach cleans and conservation initiatives

Litter Free Purbeck

Litter Free Purbeck

Keeping Purbeck litter free together with Swanage Beach Buddies.

Lulworth Rangers

Lulworth Rangers

Education and community action against litter

West Dorset

PooO PIN

PooO PIN

Poo Out People In!

West Bay Beach Group

West Bay Beach Group

A community group running monthly beach cleans and on-going campaigns

Clean Jurassic Coast

Clean Jurassic Coast

A group of eco-friendly nature lovers who wish to get all Jurassic Coast beach cleaners and litter pickers together.

Love Lyme's Beaches

Love Lyme's Beaches

A community group running quarterly beach cleans and community awareness

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