Whitehaven beach clean

We're joining up with the Colourful Coast Partnership to help remove marine litter and beach plastics.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

We provide all the equipment you'll need (litterpickers, bin bags, gloves, sometimes even biscuits!). Just come along and join in.

The basics

Families welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the top of the slipway onto the beach near North Shore car park, CA28 7XY, (behind Tesco).
What to bring and wear
Boots or wellies are recommended; raincoat, suncream, sunhat etc according to the weather.
The beach can by rocky and slippery in places
This is just one of a number of beach cleans taking place throughout the year. For more information visit the partnership website: colourfulcoast.org.uk


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 June 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Available
29 August 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Available
31 October 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Available
19 December 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Whitehaven Colourful Coast Project Officer
Call 07342 088015

Upcoming events

Whitehaven beach clean

Thu 27 Jun 2019
We're joining up with the Colourful Coast Partnership to help remove marine litter and beach plastics.

Muscle Meadows - part of National Meadow day

Sat 06 Jul 2019
Take a closer look at what is living in the flower rich grassland around Haig Pit whilst testing your strength by weeding out some of the more invasive or unpalatable species.

Walk and work - behind the scenes at Birkhams Quarry

Wed 24 Jul 2019
Join us for this unique opportunity to carry out some practical conservation work in a working quarry.

St Bees beach clean

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Join us and the Colourful Coast Partnership at St Bees beach to help remove marine litter and tackle the marine plastics problem.

Release the Moths!

Sat 31 Aug 2019
Join us for an early morning as we open the moth trap, last year 250 moths (99 different species) were trapped in just one night. Recent years have seen the first Cumbrian recorded sighting of the striking black and white Triple-Stripe Piercer moth.

Heritage Open Day Fog Signal Station walk

Sun 15 Sep 2019
Join us for a guided walk along the cliff tops to seek out a quirky remnant of coastal heritage.