The Solent and Isle of Wight Beach Hub

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. 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. 

At Planet Aware we run a range of events throughout the year including nurdle hunts and beach cleans. 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 run many of our beach cleans under the Marine Conservation Society and at these events also do a survey about the rubbish that we find. This provides important data which is used to lobby government and achieve policy changes.

If you are a business and would like us to run a corporate event on your behalf please do get in touch.

You can also find out about the other great organisations running events – so do find an organisation that is local to you and get involved!

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.

You can look for wildlife or get involved in a bit of citizen science while you are out on the beach! Have a look at the Great Nurdle Hunt or the Shark Trust’s Great Eggcase Hunt for starters.

Check out the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch page. and here the Marine Conservation Society’s Kate Whitton tells us about why beach cleaning inspires her.

Read more about one of our recent corporate beach cleans with Isle of Wight Distillery.

We are really grateful to the support of Sea Changers to make it possible to run the Solent Beach Hub.

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