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