The Clean Coasts programme works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life. 

What do we do?

Clean Coasts are creating a tangible and immediate improvement on Ireland’s coastal environment through, 

  • Organising 100s of beach clean-ups each year

  • Mobilising thousands of volunteers, removing large quantities of marine litter from our coastline.

  • Promoting and facilitating coastal clean-ups and marine litter surveys.

Clean Coasts has grown over the years and now includes two main national clean-up drives – Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week and the Big Beach Clean. Our volunteering has expanded to include Corporate Volunteering and the Ocean Hero Awards also.

Other aspects include:

  • Green Coast Award

  • Love Your Coast Photography competition

  • Clean Coasts Roadshows 

  • Ocean Talks

  • Corporate Volunteering

  • Ocean Hero Award


Clean Coasts also operate several campaigns in Ireland including Think Before You Flush and international campaigns #2minutebeachclean and Beat the Microbead.

5 hours ago

Clean Coasts

Yesterday, we went to the Science Gallery Dublin to take a look at the Zero Waste Festival Ireland exhibition and we came across so many cool ideas! Take a look at it 👇
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9 hours ago

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It's been a month since Christmas. We hope you chose to save your decorations to reused them next year or disposed of them in a better way than this one we found on a #2minutebeachclean on Ireland's Eye! 😀
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2 days ago

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We can't stop thinking about how great our sea swim event was earlier on in January! 😍🌊Such a great way to enjoy our beautiful coast.
Check out this video we made:
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Did you know about this place? There is so much beauty to protect around our coast! 💙
#CleanCoasts #ireland #kerry
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