South East

Southampton through to Mersea Island

What's happening in The South East:

Thousands of local people like you are coming together in 2019 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.

96

SAS Beach cleans so far in 2018

1,719

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

3,153kg

of plastic pollution removed from your beaches so far in 2018

C'mon The South East
get stuck in!

Help make 2018 your best year yet and let's smash our targets...

Volunteers
3000
1719
Beach cleans
75
96
  • Beach clean

    Fisher Green Lane River Clean

    July 13, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Hayling Island Beach Clean

    June 22, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Highcliffe Beach clean

    June 8, 2019
  • Beach clean

    East side of River Itchen clean

    May 31, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Bognor East beach clean

    May 27, 2019
  • Beach clean

    River Itchen clean

    May 25, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Eastbourne Private Beach Clean

    May 22, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Brighton Beach clean

    May 20, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Sinah Beach clean

    April 28, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Deal Beach Clean

    April 14, 2019
SAS Beach Clean

Organise your own SAS Beach Clean

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

22
Beach Clean Boxes in The South East

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

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Protect what you love

The beaches of Broadstairs

The energy of Brighton

London-on-sea

If you love ...then help us protect it

Meet your Regional Reps

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

Ric Baldock

Ric Baldock

London
Maddie Davison

Maddie Davison

Southampton
Rob Hills

Rob Hills

Bracklesham Bay
Claire Potter

Claire Potter

Brighton
Cliff Culver

Cliff Culver

Gosport
Andrew Coleman

Andrew Coleman

Brighton
June Pratt

June Pratt

Kent
Holly Benham

Holly Benham

East Wittering
Adam Sennitt

Adam Sennitt

Portsmouth
Alex Ruffhead

Alex Ruffhead

Folkestone
Colin Darbyshire

Colin Darbyshire

Hastings
Libby Howell

Libby Howell

Camber Sands
Lucy Boutwood

Lucy Boutwood

Whitstable
Claire Sumners

Claire Sumners

Seaford
Lauren Hollas

Lauren Hollas

Southend on Sea
Matt Indge

Matt Indge

London
Jess Morris

Jess Morris

London
Jake Brown

Jake Brown

London
Helen Shine

Helen Shine

Southend-on-Sea
Stu Davies

Stu Davies

Hove
Mairin Williams

Mairin Williams

Southampton
Dave Melmoth

Dave Melmoth

Thanet
Dr David Tudor

Dr David Tudor

London

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

Following the winding of the South East’s coastline, this region is one of our smallest and takes in Brighton boasting great culture, historic architecture and great places to party, the famous white cliffs of Dover, the surfing beaches of Broadstairs, the great waterways of the Thames and its estuary and the popular resort of Southend-on-Sea before finishing on Mersea Island, the most easterly inhabited island of the UK.

Famous for wind-based watersports (The Witterings, Camber Sands), power stations (Dungeness), ferries (Dover), surfing (Joss Bay), seaside resorts (Southend, Brighton) and, of course, London (!), this region offers an eclectic coastal experience. From the desolate wasteland of Dungeness National Nature Reserve with its varied wildlife, sheer scale, abandoned huts, huge gravel pits and power station to the metropolitan ports of Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate; the glitz and bright lights of Southend, home to the largest pleasure pier in the world, to the urban sprawl of London and on to the estuary of the River Blackwater with its many designations; two National Nature Reserves, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Interest, Special Protected Area and Geological Conservation Review site.

This is an area with a long maritime heritage linking it to the coast; fishing was and is a large industry down here and Hastings is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe; transport is also important with the Dover to Calais crossing being one of the main sea routes to France and the Channel Tunnel the only under-sea method. This combined with beautiful, sandy beaches has led to a fantastic coastal community spirit and a desire to protect what is so important to the region.