Great British Beach Clean!

Turn the tide on litter! Join us on Dunwich Heath beach to support the Marine Conservation Society's 26th Great British Beach Clean! Equipment provided but please bring your own gloves.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Last year, around 7000 volunteers picked up a whopping 255,209 pieces of litter from the UK's beaches - that's 255,209 fewer wild sea birds and marine mammals injured or killed from swallowing rubbish or becoming entangled in the nation's litter. Please join us to help keep our beach a beautiful and safe place for everybody to enjoy and our coastal waters a safe habitat for our wildlife to thrive in!

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Dunwich Heath and Beach

Prices

Car Parking
Gift Aid Standard
Cars N/A £5.50
Large vans, campervans & caravans
Gift Aid Standard
Large vans, campervans & caravans N/A £15.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

All vehicles must display a valid parking ticket.

National Trust members: Free parking, please scan your cards at the pay & display machine to obtain your ticket.

Non-members: Please purchase your ticket at the pay & display machine.

There are four disabled parking bays behind the Coastguard Cottages, please display your blue badge.

No overnight parking.

Coaches: please contact us before you visit.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for children.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet on the beach at Dunwich Heath
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothes suitable for picking up litter and according to weather conditions. Sturdy shoes advisable for walking on the shingle beach.
Accessibility
Limited access due to shingle
Other
A free tea or filter coffee for volunteers!

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 September 2019 10:30 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Dunwich Heath
Email
dunwichheath@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01728 648501 (opt 2)

Upcoming events

Bat Walk

Sat 24 Aug 2019
20:15-21:45
A special evening walk to discover one of Dunwich Heath's less well-known mammals!

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 27 Aug 2019
08:00-12:00
A special opportunity to see some of the birds which make their homes at Dunwich Heath. Find out about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds. NB this event is weather dependent and times may vary.

Bird Identification Walks

Tue 27 Aug 2019
08:00-12:00
Whether you're new to birdwatching or hoping to brush up your skills, our half-day walks led by Suffolk bird expert, Steve Piotrowski, are a fantastic opportunity to learn how to identify a wide range of birds in varied habitats around Dunwich Heath.

Great British Beach Clean!

Sat 21 Sep 2019
10:30-12:30
Turn the tide on litter! Join us on Dunwich Heath beach to support the Marine Conservation Society's 26th Great British Beach Clean! Equipment provided but please bring your own gloves.

Pieathalon!

Sat 19 Oct 2019
10:00-16:00
We're celebrating National Baking Week with our annual 'pie-tastic' weekend! Join us for two fun-filled days of delicious pies and children's activities!