20th March 2018
Beach Cleans in Sidmouth, Spring 2018
We’ve summed up the beach cleans in Sidmouth taking place this spring. These events, aside from inspiring us to all do our bit for the coastline and the environment, are a wonderful opportunity for our guests to mix with locals and take part in a worthwhile activity.
Sea Shepherd UK Marine Debris Team - 31st March
2 pm, meeting at the RNLI Station
Pushed back to the 31st due to the weather, this Sea Shepherd beach clean had been previously arranged for earlier in March.
Registered charity Sea Shepherd is now a non-profit marine wildlife conservation organisation that works at an international level. Sea Shepherd UK and their Marine Debris Team are hosting beach cleans around the UK through the year, and this one in Sidmouth is a great event for all to get involved with. It begins at 2pm and all equipment will be provided.
Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Clean - 14th April
10 am, meeting at the Sailing Club
Surfers Against Sewage are a registered charity from the South West and they have the single aim of protecting oceans and beaches, making them completely clean and safe, forever.
They have organised a grand beach clean event called the Big Spring Clean between the 7th and 15th April, one of the largest and most effective volunteer beach cleaning projects in the UK if not the world.
In Sidmouth, the Big Spring Clean takes place on the 14th April, starting at 10am from the Sailing Club. There will be teas, coffee and squash available. The organisers advise you to bring your own gloves and litter pickers if possible but there will be some litter pickers available. Don’t forget to sign in at the club to be insured and remember to bring the rubbish back for a photoshoot at the end.
Sidmouth Sea Fest Beach Clean - 12th May
10.30 am, meeting at Sea Fest on The Ham
A part of the brilliant Sea Fest event in Sidmouth, a beach clean will also be happening on 12th May.
Sidmouth Plastic Warriors have joined up with the festival to promote awareness of the plastic being washed up or thrown onto the beach. They invite everyone to join them in blitzing the beach to keep it clean. Participants will get a voucher for a free tea, coffee or other drink to claim from the festival bar. It starts and finishes at the festival at The Ham in Sidmouth.
Have we missed any further events or beach cleans that you may know of? Or are there any other events happening in or around Sidmouth to help the environment? Then we’d love to hear from you via our Twitter or Facebook page.