Love your Coast – find an event or a local group

Planet Aware is one of a number of groups in the Solent area that run beach cleans, litter picks and other events to help keep their coasts looking beautiful. If your business or organisation would like to do its bit to help our coasts contact us at Planet Aware and we will organise your beach cleaning event for you.

As an individual or family you can take part in organised beach cleans. Some are run by local volunteers on behalf of national organisations like the Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage. Look out for annual campaigns like the Great British Beach Clean in September and the Autumn Beach Clean.

Planet Aware, Southsea Beachwatch and Friends of Langstone Harbour are among the local groups that carry out a survey of marine rubbish as part of their clean-ups This is done on behalf of the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch programme.

Planet Aware’s Solent and Isle of Wight Beach Hub features events that are running in the Solent area that are open to everyone. Find out more about what is on near you via the Solent and Isle of Wight Beach Hub calendar.

Below you will also find links to local groups in the Solent area who run their own events.

Here are details of some local beach clean groups across the Solent. If you would like to add your group to this list please email with details.

Isle of Wight

Planet Aware
Join us to help clean up the south coast of the Isle of Wight

Blue Seas Protection
Events on Yaverland beach, Sandown, East Wight

Freshwater Bay Residents Association
Regular beach cleans – details on Facebook, West Wight

Bembridge Parish Council Village Partnership
Join us to help clean up the south coast of the Isle of Wight Clean-ups in Bembridge town and harbour

Plastic-Free Shanklin
Regular clean-ups along Shanklin’s sandy beaches and search on Facebook

Sandown Green Town Volunteers
Regular town centre clean-ups and beach cleans plus gardening and search on Facebook

East and West Solent, Portsmouth, Southampton, West Sussex

Beach Clean Brigade
Bognor Regis area
find them on Facebook

Final Straw Solent
Beach Cleans across East Solent area

Friends of Langstone Harbour
Marine Conservation Society Clean-ups at Budds Farm, Langstone Harbour

Southsea BeachWatch
Regular beach cleans on Southsea beach meeting and Eastney

Domink’s Wildlife Fund
Beach Cleans on Goatee Beach, Totton
Email and search Facebook for Dominiks Wildlife Fund