Registrations for the Big Beach Clean are now open!

With the end of the bathing season, our Big Beach Clean initiative is returning too and this year it will be running between Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of September on hundreds of beaches around Ireland.  

During the Big Beach Clean, Clean Coasts volunteers are asked to carry out marine litter surveys to quantify the amount and types of litter on Irish beaches. These surveys are aimed at heightening awareness about the issue of marine litter and serve as an indicator of the magnitude of the problem.

Last year over 190 beach cleans took place last year as part of our Big Beach Clean, engaging 3,652 volunteers who removed over 32 tonnes of marine litter from our coastline, thanks to our incredible volunteers who made an amazing effort over this week. This year, building on last year’s success, we want to make the Big Beach Clean 2019 the biggest yet!

Register below to receive your FREE beach clean kit. 

Register now!


Cully and Sully and National Spring Clean Join the Big Beach Clean

This year for the Big Beach Clean, we have joined forces with Cully and Sully and An Taisce National Spring Clean. 

Cully and Sully supported us in providing our volunteers with the Big Beach Clean kits and are hosting a flagship clean-up on Friday, 20th September at Garryvoe Beach, co. Cork, at 12pm. Volunteers will also be rewarded with a spoon of the Cully and Sully soup. 

Cully and Sully commented: “ We really wanted to get involved  to help spread the word about this terrific Clean Coasts event. We hope the Big Beach Clean 2019 will get more signs ups, more volunteers and at the end of the day, more marine litter out of our shores and sea. Last year volunteers gathered the equivalent weight of over 6 african elephants. That is such a direct action on marine litter!” 

National Spring Clean added: “We are delighted to be involved in with the Big Beach Clean this year. We are asking our volunteers to help prevent litter entering our waterways and seas by holding a clean up no matter where they are in the country and tackling the problem at source.”

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Join the Social Media Conversation

Want to help us spread the world about the Big Beach Clean? Then join the conversation on our social media. Share you pictures using the hashtags #BigBeachClean2019 and #CleanCoasts and tag us:

On Instagram: @CleanCoasts 

On Twitter: @CleanCoasts

On Facebook: @CleanCoasts 

We’ll keep sharing all your best shots and stories to inspire other people to do something to protect our beautiful coastline!

Big Beach Clean Registration 2019

  • Information About Your Group and Cleanup / Eolas faoi bhur nGrúpa agus bhur nGlantachán

  • Approx. number of participants / Líon na Rannpháirtithe, a bheag nó a mhór
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    If you know the date for your cleanup, please let us know. / Más eol daoibh dáta bhur nglantachán cuir muid ar an eolas le bhur dtoil.
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    24 hour format. If you know the start time of your cleanup, please let us know. / Formáid 24 uair an chloig. Cuir muid ar an eolas le bhur dtoil más eol daoibh am tosaithe bhur nglantachán.
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    24 hour format. If you know the end time of your cleanup, please let us know. / Formáid 24 uair an chloig. Cuir muid ar an eolas le bhur dtoil más eol daoibh am críochnaithe bhur nglantachán.
  • You can use Google Maps to find the latitude and longitude of your cleanup. How to: / Is féidir Google Maps a úsáid chun domhanleithead agus domhanfhad bhur nglantachán a aimsiú. Mar seo:
  • Information For Sending Out Your Free Beach Cleanup Kit / Eolas le haghaidh bhur bPacáiste Glantacháin Saor In Aisce a Sheoladh Chugaibh

  • Village, town or city for your address. / Sráidbhaile, baile nó cathair le haghaidh bhur seoladh
  • If you do not require clean-up kit please tick here / Mura dteastaíonn pacáiste glantacháin cuir tic anseo le bhur dtoil
  • When registering for the Big Beach Clean, you are also registering as a Clean Coasts Group (if you are not already one). Your details will then be added to our Clean Coasts Group database. If you do not wish to be registered as a Clean Coasts Group check the box below. / Nuair a chláraíonn sibh le haghaidh Mórghlanadh na dTránna, beidh sibh ag clárú mar Ghrúpa Cóstaí Glana chomh maith (más rud é nach grúpa sibh cheana féin). Ansin cuirfear bhur gcuid sonraí ar ár mbunachar sonraí de Ghrúpaí Cóstaí Glana. Mura dteastaíonn uaibh a bheith cláraithe mar Ghrúpa Cóstaí Glana cuir tic sa bhosca thíos.