North East

Bridlington to Northumberland

What's happening in the North East:

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.

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SAS Beach cleans so far in 2017

881

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

1,477kg

of plastic pollution removed from your beaches so far in 2017

C'mon the North East
get stuck in!

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

Volunteers
1000
881
Beach cleans
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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

    Tynemouth Longsands Beach Clean

    25 June
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    Beadnell Bay Beach Clean

    19 February
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    Filey Beach Clean

    26 February
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    Jackson’s Bay Beach Clean

    11 March
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    Paddy’s Beach, Redcar Beach Clean

    23 March
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    Tynemouth Longsands Beach Clean

    2 April
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    Seaton Sluice Beach Clean

    2 April
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    Blyth Beach Clean

    2 April
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    South Gare Beach Clean

    3 April
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    Blyth Beach Clean

    4 April
SAS Beach Clean

Organise your own SAS Beach Clean

Get stuck in and help us to protect the beaches you love in the North East. 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.

Find out how

SAS Beach Clean Box

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Beach Clean Boxes in the North East

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If you'd like to support our work in the North East we'd love to talk to you.

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Protect what you love

the wild beauty of the North York Moors National Park

If you love ...then help us protect it

Meet your Regional Reps

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

Tom Bing

Tom Bing

Tynemouth
Sally Wilkinson

Sally Wilkinson

Beadnell Bay
Sasha Taylor

Sasha Taylor

Amble
Nick Noble

Nick Noble

Saltburn
Steve Crawford

Steve Crawford

Scarborough
Simon Palmer

Simon Palmer

Saltburn

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

Stretching from Hull to the Scottish border, the North East is famous for its cold, heavy waves, large industrial cities and beautiful isolation – Northumberland is the most sparsely populated county in England with around 62 people per square kilometre.

Starting at the mouth of the River Humber is Spurn Point. This narrow spit of sand is a National Nature Reserve, stretch of Heritage Coast and is owned by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. In some places it is only 46m wide.

Travelling northwards one long stretch of sand merges with the next as you pass coastal towns, holiday villages, golf courses and countryside before reaching another stretch of Heritage Coast, Flamborough Head. A Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest, the sheer white chalk cliffs are topped by the oldest surviving complete lighthouse in England.

From here the surf really starts. Big Northerly ground swells light up point, reef and beach breaks along this stretch with a selection of quality surfing on offer. From Scarborough to Saltburn the coast is backed by the wild beauty of the North York Moors National Park and has long been a stronghold for our campaigns with some of our most long-standing Reps based here.

The industrialised urban conurbations comprising Middlesborough, Hartlepool, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tune characterise this stretch of coastline and sometime overshadow the quality of the beaches in the region which are quite simply stunning.

Continuing the journey ever north and nature takes over; urban sprawl gives way to rurality and crowded line-ups are few and far between. Wind-based sports are popular here with kite surfing and windsurfing at the forefront. This region boasts some of the most beautiful and remote coastal areas with the Holy Island of Lindisfarne being the jewel in the crown. A tidal island with records dating back to the 6th Century, the National Nature Reserve of Lindisfarne is defended by a castle built in the 1550s.