With over 200 miles of coastline, the Solent and Isle of Wight area is a great place to get involved in coastal activities that celebrate our marine life. We have a vibrant beach cleaning community and our beaches host many other great activities from mindfulness to rock pooling. The Solent Beach Hub calendar is our opportunity to showcase the many great events happening in the Solent area. Beach cleaning is a great way of getting some fresh air, doing some exercise and seeing your local coast as well as doing something to help keep it beautiful.
Please do consider attending an event that is already close to you rather than one that requires a lengthy car journey. Although many beaches can be hard to access without your own vehicle we encourage people to use public transport, to cycle or to walk – or just to car share – when getting to a beach clean or beach event wherever they can.
Do check the individual details of events featured in the Solent Beach Hub Calendar as they are run by different organisations and access to the events will vary wildly from place to place. The event organiser should have done a risk assessment and should provide you with advice on keeping safe at their event – do ask them if you are unsure. Dress for the event, including protective clothing and for beach cleans bring your own gloves and litter picker if you have them. Take all precautions around tides, (falling) rocks and places where you may slip or fall. Avoid picking up anything nasty or sharp. Do also check with the local organisers directly to find out about any last minute cancellations of an event due to weather.
If you would like help running a beach clean please get in touch! Do have a look at our quick guide on organising a beach clean. We promote the beach cleans run under the Marine Conservation Society as these gather important data which is used to lobby government and achieve policy changes.
If you would like your event to be included on the Solent Beach Hub please email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below. Thank you!
If you are a business and would like us to run an event on your behalf please do email us.
We are really grateful to the support of Sea Changers to make it possible to run the Solent Beach Hub. We plan to develop the site further over the coming months and welcome any feedback and ideas!