East

Mersea Island to Grimsby

What's happening in the East Coast:

Thousands of local people like you are coming together in 2017 to clean your beautiful beaches, raise money, and fight the blight of plastic pollution.

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Local Beach Cleans

Get down to your nearest or favourite beach and join the front-line in the fight against plastic pollution.

28

SAS Beach cleans so far in 2017

461

of you so far this year have volunteered your time at a local beach clean

1,610kg

of plastic pollution removed from your beaches so far in 2017

C'mon the East Coast
get stuck in!

Help make 2017 your best year yet and let's smash our targets...

Volunteers
500
461
Beach cleans
30
28

There are no upcoming Beach Cleans.

Why not step forward and Organise your own? It's a lot easier than you might think.

  • Beach clean

    Aldeburgh Beach Clean

    October 29, 2017
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    Great Yarmouth Beach Clean

    October 29, 2017
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    West Runton Beach Clean

    October 28, 2017
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    West Runton Beach Clean

    October 28, 2017
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    Weybourne Beach Clean

    October 27, 2017
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    Weybourne Beach Clean

    October 27, 2017
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    West Mersea Clean

    September 3, 2017
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    Wells Beach Clean

    June 3, 2017
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    Walton on Naze Beach Clean

    April 30, 2017
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    Sea Palling Beach Clean

    April 29, 2017
SAS Beach Clean

Organise your own SAS Beach Clean

Get stuck in and help us to protect the beaches you love in the East Coast. We've made organising your own SAS Beach Clean as easy and fun as possible.

Find out how

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Do your own #MiniBeachClean

If you can't come along to an upcoming Beach Clean then why not step up and organise your own.

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SAS Beach Clean Box

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Beach Clean Boxes in the East Coast

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Protect what you love

the wilderness of The Wash

the surf at Cromer

If you love ...then help us protect it

Meet your Regional Reps

Dedicated local volunteers who are passionate about protecting your coastlines for everyone.

Holly Rumsby

Holly Rumsby

Cromer
Chloe Markham

Chloe Markham

Bridlington
Nessa Whitworth

Nessa Whitworth

Great Yarmouth
Jez Goffin

Jez Goffin

Cleethorpes
Chloe Markham

Chloe Markham

York to Bridlington
Alex Goodchild

Alex Goodchild

Aldeburgh
Samantha Rutt

Samantha Rutt

Hunstanton
Mark Bradnum

Mark Bradnum

North Norfolk

In their words...
why we love the East Coast

Quiet beaches of golden sand stretching many miles, combined with the ‘big sky’ feeling when looking out over the North Sea are something to marvel at in this part of the country. This part of the coastline is home to traditional quaint fishing villages, huge nature reserves full of life and to some unexpected surfing spots.

Cromer and the surrounding area in north Norfolk, is home to some of the best beach breaks in the region. Thanks to its chalk and flint reefs, East Runton on a northerly swell can have well defined breaks 2-3ft at high tide. On days where there’s little more than a ripple on the water (and these are many) much of the coast becomes a haven for SUPing, kayaking and enjoying the view.

From East Anglia you circle The Wash National Nature Reserve, a mix of open water and marshes that makes up one of Britain’s most important winter feeding areas for wildfowl and waders. The true wilderness of The Wash is juxtaposed with the next stretch of coastline. One of the most popular seaside holiday destinations in the UK this area comprises Skegness, whose pier is one of the largest East Coast family entertainment centres, Butlin’s Resort, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards, Sutton-on-Sea, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and innumerable holiday parks.

Snuggled within this tourist honeypot is the Saltfleetby to Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve. This is an important reserve made up of mudflats, salt and fresh water marshes and sand dunes. The older dunes were formed on a storm beach created in the 13th Century, while the younger ones enclose a freshwater marsh that was moulded in the mid-1800s when the Great Eau was diverted.

For many reasons the people here feel a connection to this coastline, and SAS is striving to create a platform for a community to share their love of the water and work towards protecting it. Community engagement through events and education are key to highlighting issues for this region and beyond of climate change and its impact on coastal erosion, water quality and the ever important issue of marine litter.