Beach cleans in Cornwall

A huge amount of litter gets washed up on the beaches in Cornwall. It's a true team effort keeping them clean and we're very grateful to all that help. We need your help keeping beaches clean from marine litter, so they can stay beautiful places to be enjoyed by the whole family. We can all play our part by taking all our own litter home with you when we visit the beach.

Adults and two children taking an autumn walk amongst the trees

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

You'll find lots of places open now - over 40 houses, 135 gardens and parks, and hundreds of coastal and countryside sites. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel. Read this article to find out how to book and what to expect from your visit.

View of Durgan Village and its beach backed by woodland

North Helford Beach Cleans

Soak in fantastic views and fresh air whilst helping to keep our beautiful beaches along the Helford River clean

Sandymouth beach at low tide

Sandymouth beach clean

In support of Keep Britain Tidy help volunteers and rangers give Sandymouth beach a spring clean.

Polzeath Beach, Cornwall

Polzeath beach cleans

Help Polzeath BeachCare, Polzeath Marine Conservation Group and the National Trust clean up the beautiful beaches at Polzeath.

Family volunteers on a beach clean at Formby

Holywell and Polly Joke beach cleans

Join the local rangers and help us give Holywell and Polly Joke beaches a good spring clean.

Looking down onto Hemmick beach from the Dodman

Monthly Hemmick beach cleans 

We need a hand to keep Hemmick beach looking lovely.

People playing on Pendower beach

Monthly Roseland community beach cleans at Pendower  

Fantastic views and fresh air are wonderful benefits of helping to keep this beautiful beach clean.

Porthcurnick beach, Roseland, Cornwall

Monthly Roseland community beach cleans at Porthcurnick 

Every month we need help in order to keep this sandy cove at its best.

Volunteers beach cleaning on The Lizard

Friends of Poldhu 

As the problem of marine rubbish coming ashore on the Lizard peninsula increases there is a dedicated group a volunteers who are working hard to keep Poldhu and nearby beaches clean.

A rainbow over Chapel Porth beach, Cornwall

Monthly Chapel Porth beach clean 

A chance to get some fresh air as well as helping us keep Chapel Porth clean and beautiful.

A ranger surveys the enormous fishing net washed up at Gunwalloe

'Up-cycling' marine waste from the Lizard  

Find out how an innovative recycling programme is helping to find a solution to beach rubbish by transforming it into something you might wear on the beach