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Great Dorset Beach Clean

Join us for this years Great Dorset Beach Clean on the 6th and 7th April 2024.

The Great Dorset Beach Clean is back for it’s 34th year! Events will be taking place all along the Dorset Coast on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April. The events are free for anyone to attend and it is a fantastic opportunity to get out and enjoy Dorset’s beautiful beaches whilst making a difference to keep our beaches clean and free from litter.

All events are organised by local community groups and volunteers who are passionate about keeping Dorset’s beaches clean. Check out all the events happening this year!

Unless otherwise stated all equipment is provided, however please bring your own gloves and wear sensible footwear.

Clean Jurassic Coast

West Bexington

Saturday 6th April


Meet at main car park.


Saturday 6th April


Meet at NT car park.


Sunday 7th April


Meet at beach car park.

Chesil Beach

Sunday 7th April


Meet at Masonic car park.


*This beach clean is now fully booked*

Chesil Cove

Saturday 6th April


Meet at Chesil Cove promenade.

Booking required.


Ferrybridge, Hamm and Chesil

Sunday 7th April


Meet adjacent to Billy Winters café car park.

Booking required.


Charmouth Beach

Sunday 7th April


Meet at seafront car park.

No booking required.

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis Beach

Sunday 7th April


Meet at the RNLI station on The Cobb.

No booking required.

Litter Free West Dorset

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April


Meet at Halstock Village Hall

Book via email

If you are unable to make any of these beach cleans but would like to organise your own, head over to Organising a clean-up – Litter Free Dorset for details on how to run your own litter pick!

Great Dorset Beach Clean 2023

Last year’s GDBC was a huge success, with cleans happening all along the Dorset coastline.

16 beaches cleaned

11 organisers hosted

130 bags collected

270 volunteers attended

Thank you to our organisers

  • Charmouth Heritage and Coast Centre
  • Lulworth Estate
  • National Trust North and West Dorset
  • Clean Jurassic Coast
  • Pro2Col
  • National Trust Studland
  • UOcean Weymouth
  • Friends of Castle Cove
  • Turn Lyme Green
  • Weymouth and Portland Marine Litter Project
  • Durlston Country Park

Beaches Cleaned

  • Charmouth Beach
  • Durdle Door Beach
  • Lulworth Cove
  • Ringstead Beach
  • Solent Beach
  • Portland Hamm Beach
  • Knoll Beach
  • Studland Beach
  • South Beach
  • Chiswell Beach
  • Castle Cove
  • Lyme Regis
  • Ferrybridge and Portland
  • Swanage North Beach

“Really glad we got involved. Was so nice to see the diversity of people involved and the thankful members of the public. Will be sure to join next year!”

“Lindsay and I were at Chapmans today 😁 brilliant day had by everyone, thankyou all for organising!! See you at another one soon! 🌊”

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