The North

Hull to Northumberland and then Cumbria to the Wirral

What's happening in The North:

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.

84

SAS Beach cleans so far in 2018

2,160

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

3,917kg

of plastic pollution removed from your beaches so far in 2018

C'mon The North
get stuck in!

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

Volunteers
6000
2160
Beach cleans
90
84
  • Beach clean

    Jackson’s Bay/North Bay clean

    October 19, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Hartlepool Beach clean

    October 19, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Clowne village clean

    October 19, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Little Haven Beach clean

    October 19, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Mappleton beach clean

    October 19, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Crosby beach clean

    October 19, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Nantwich Lake Clean

    August 10, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Avenham Park Clean

    August 4, 2019
  • Beach clean

    New Brighton Beach Clean

    July 28, 2019
  • Beach clean

    Longsands beach clean

    July 11, 2019
SAS Beach Clean

Organise your own SAS Beach Clean

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

25
Beach Clean Boxes in The North

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If you'd like to support our work in The North 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

winter walks along the Wirral coastline

If you love ...then help us protect it

Meet your Regional Reps

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

Paul Parry

Paul Parry

Hornsea
Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

Whitehaven/Cumbria
Jennifer Warner

Jennifer Warner

Southport
Lottie Glover

Lottie Glover

Shrewsbury
Jayne Rigby

Jayne Rigby

Liverpool
Gary Lovatt

Gary Lovatt

Blackpool
Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Preston
Chad Male

Chad Male

Ouseburn
Georgina Cundell

Georgina Cundell

Manchester
Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Scarborough
Tom Bing

Tom Bing

Tynemouth
Becks Gillmore

Becks Gillmore

Wirral
Ali Elly

Ali Elly

Seaton Sluice to Blyth
Sally Wilkinson

Sally Wilkinson

Beadnell Bay
Sasha Taylor

Sasha Taylor

Amble
Sally McGee

Sally McGee

Tynemouth
Andrew Riley

Andrew Riley

Tynemouth
Linda Lambert

Linda Lambert

North Shields
Christian Dunn

Christian Dunn

Chester
Emmajo Haslam

Emmajo Haslam

Whitley Bay
Manon Zannone

Manon Zannone

Durham and Coastline
Gabe Davies

Gabe Davies

Tynemouth
Nick Noble

Nick Noble

Saltburn
Steve Crawford

Steve Crawford

Scarborough
Simon Palmer

Simon Palmer

Saltburn

In their words...
why we love The North

Stretching from Hull to the Scottish border and then from the banks of the River Dee on Wirral to the northernmost beaches of Cumbria, the North of England has a varied and ecologically diverse coastline which is enjoyed by thousands of water users every year. 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) while the North West is home to the juxtaposition of the picturesque Lake District and the violent short period swells of the Irish sea.

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.

Known for its sweeping, shallow stretches of beach and prevailing Westerly winds during the summer months the north west is the perfect place during the summer for a multitude of water sports. Towards the southern end of the north-west, the coastline surrounding the Wirral peninsular and Liverpool is fantastic for: windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, SUPing and kayaking due to its diverse ecology.

The industrialised urban conurbations including Middlesborough, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester characterise this region and can sometimes overshadow the quality of the beaches which are, quite simply, stunning.