Pitch in with a beach clean

We look after 780 miles of coastline, providing havens for wildlife and beautiful beaches for everyone to enjoy. If you'd like to lend a hand to keep these places special, why not join in with one of our regular beach cleans? We run events up and down the country throughout the year - here are a few to get you started.

View of Durgan Village and its beach backed by woodland

Porth Saxon, South Cornwall 

Hidden in a peaceful cove near the estuary of the Helford River in the south of Cornwall, Porth Saxon beach is a magical place to be. Make sure it stays this way by working with a friendly group of volunteers to remove the litter that washes up on the shore. We'll provide the gloves, bags and litter pickers, all you'll need is a can-do attitude. Head to the charming village of Durgan afterwards for a hot drink at the cosy café in the Fish Cellar.

porthcurnick beach, Roseland, Cornwall

Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall 

Cornwall is famous for its beautiful beaches, and those on the remote Roseland peninsula are no exception. The sandy coves of Porthcurnick and Pendower are both great spots to take a walk and let the roll of waves and fresh sea air revive you. If you’d like to lend a helping hand to care for these special places, then why not come along to one of the monthly beach cleans? They’re a great opportunity to meet new people and give something back to nature.

" Removing harmful plastics, bits of lost fishing gear and polluting domestic rubbish from our beaches will help to ensure that seals and seabirds do not get entangled, fish and other marine animals do not swallow pieces of plastic and that we have beautiful clean beaches for our holidays. "
- Sue Wells, marine project manager, National Trust
Whitehaven Harbour and Candlestick

Whitehaven Coast, Cumbria 

The Colourful Coast Partnership was created to look after the beautiful stretch of coastline between Whitehaven and St. Bees, so people can enjoy exploring and wildlife can flourish. In summer the headlands are carpeted with bright wildflowers while winter brings the chance for bracing clifftop walks. If you’d like to lend a hand, come along to one of the monthly beach cleans to help remove marine litter and keep these places special for everyone to enjoy.

Volunteers beach cleaning on The Lizard

Turn the tide on beach litter 

Taking part in one of our beach cleans is a great way of giving back to a place you love and meeting new people. Join the rubbish revolution and help keep your favourite beaches litter-free.

National Trust Great British Beach Clean

Thank you for helping us keep your favourite beaches clean and tidy

We would like to thank all the visitors and volunteers who have done their bit to clear litter from the beaches we love. All of your hard work means the coastal places we look after are safer for wildlife and more beautiful to visit.