Litter Free Coast and Sea are back with the 29th annual Great Dorset Beach Clean on the weekend of April 21st and 22nd. Beach cleans will be taking place from Lyme Regis all the way along to Friars Cliff, so there will be plenty to choose from.
It is a fantastic event that makes a real difference to our beaches. People taking part carry out surveys of what is found. This helps the Litter Free Coast and Sea team understand the top litter items found on our beaches. We then develop campaigns to try and reduce these items at source.
Last year over 500 volunteers turned out to clear 350 bags of rubbish from Dorset’s beaches. They collected everything from single-use items like plastic bottles and drinks cans, to historical clay pipes and fishing line that had been washed up onto the shoreline.
This year there are going to be 17 beach cleans all along the Dorset coast on Saturday April 21st and Sunday 22nd. Full details of the beaches involved, dates and times of each beach clean can be found on the Litter Free Coast and Sea website.