South Coast

Lyme Regis to Bexhill

What's happening in The South 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.

64

SAS Beach cleans so far in 2017

2,690

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

5,004kg

of plastic pollution removed from your beaches so far in 2017

C'mon The South Coast
get stuck in!

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

Volunteers
3000
2690
Beach cleans
75
64

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

    Hove Beach Clean

    25 June
  • Beach clean

    Southsea Beach Clean

    7 January
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    Portsmouth Beach Clean

    15 January
  • Beach clean

    Bournemouth Beach Clean

    26 January
  • Beach clean

    Holes Bay Beach Clean

    28 January
  • Beach clean

    Portsmouth Beach Clean

    4 February
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    Baiter Park Beach Clean

    11 February
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    Gosport Beach Clean

    14 February
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    River Itchen River Clean

    14 February
  • Beach clean

    Brighton Beach Clean

    22 February
SAS Beach Clean

Organise your own SAS Beach Clean

Get stuck in and help us to protect the beaches you love in The South 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.

Find out how

SAS Beach Clean Box

15
Beach Clean Boxes in The South Coast

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If you'd like to support our work in The South Coast we'd love to talk to you.

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Protect what you love

Durdle Door and Old Harry Rock

If you love ...then help us protect it

Meet your Regional Reps

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

Colin Darbyshire

Colin Darbyshire

Hastings
Ally Cattaneo

Ally Cattaneo

Bournemouth
Maddie Davison

Maddie Davison

Southampton
Jessica Bone

Jessica Bone

Bournemouth
Rob Hills

Rob Hills

Bracklesham Bay
Claire Potter

Claire Potter

Brighton
Mairin Williams

Mairin Williams

Southampton
Warren Bicheno

Warren Bicheno

Dorset
Cliff Culver

Cliff Culver

Gosport
Andrew Coleman

Andrew Coleman

Brighton
Kimberly Stewart

Kimberly Stewart

Bognor Regis
Holly Benham

Holly Benham

East Wittering
Adam Sennitt

Adam Sennitt

Portsmouth
Dr David Tudor

Dr David Tudor

London
Matt Harwood

Matt Harwood

Isle of Wight

In their words...
why we love The South Coast

The South Coast of England is amongst the nations favourites when it comes to a seaside visit but also attracts tourism from around the globe. With a choice of destinations scattered along a varied coastline it offers rural tranquility in The Purbecks coupled with the buzz of urban areas like Weymouth and Brighton, places that were first discovered by the Victorians as great holiday resorts. Home to the Jurassic Coast this region boasts fossil-laden cliffs, picturesque coves and famous geology like Durdle Door and Old Harry Rock, in contrast it’s been said that Bournemouth is the closest thing to Californian living in the UK and Brighton boasts great culture, historic architecture and great places to party.

Not necessarily known for its surf culture and perfect waves the South Coast still attracts pockets of keen surfers and has an ever growing watersports community. Surfers here have learnt how to read the swell forecasts and make the most of the winds that blow across the English Channel. A few key spots get pretty much perfect waves from time to time but expect them to get fairly crowded by locals when the conditions are right. The stand-up paddling boarding scene down South has boomed in the last 5 years, making the most of the regular, small waves and allowing people to adventure round the scenic harbours and unique coastline. Windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing have all played key parts in the history of watersports here and have brought with them a wide selection of shops and sports academy’s in which you will find all the kit you need to get involved.

Surfers Against Sewage have a number of Regional Reps supported by thousands of volunteers on the South Coast. Together they are tackling the same common issues of marine litter and the waste left behind by tourists, but also more site specific problems surrounding water quality and access to restricted beaches like Broad Bench, Kimmeridge which was the basis for the historic ‘Stand up for your rights’ campaign and introduces the importance of the ‘Protect Our Waves’ campaign.