Love your Coast – find a local group

The Solent is full of groups who run beach cleans, litter picks and other events to help keep their coasts looking beautiful. National organisations like the Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage provide details of beach cleans happening all over the country. Look out for annual campaigns like the Great British Beach Clean in September and the Autum Beach Clean.

Here are details of some local beach clean groups across the Solent.

Isle of Wight

Bembridge Parish Council Village Partnership
Clean-ups in Bembridge town and harbour

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

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

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

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