Paddle-Out Protest Gallery – Waves of Change

Our biggest-ever day of Paddle-Out Protests brought Ocean Activists together, across the UK. Here's how it looked...

On May 18th, thousands of Ocean Activists joined forces on beaches, rivers, lakes and streets across the UK for our Paddle-Out Protests.

Over 30 events took place, from Cornwall, all the way up to Edinburgh, with communities showing water companies, the regulators and the Government that we will not stop until there is an end to sewage pollution in our bathing waters by 2030.

With an upcoming general election falling in the same year that water companies and regulators are setting out their investment plans for the next 5-year period, this is a unique opportunity to ramp up the pressure, use our voices and take a stand for our beloved blue spaces.

And we did just that.

From bright pink swim hats at Shepperton Lake, to beach toilets in Scarborough, inflatable turds in Plymouth and canoeing down the River Ouse in Bedford, our message was heard loud and clear.

We turned up in huge numbers and showed the profiting polluters we’re sick of their sh*t. It’s time for them to turn the tide and end sewage pollution.

Check out the photo gallery below (we have so many photos to get through that we don’t even have half of the protests covered here – we’ll share more soon!) and make sure you visit our new election hub, for all the information on the next steps of the #EndSewagePollution campaign.

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Falmouth – Gyllyngvase Beach

Brighton – West Pier

Bedford – Castle Mound

Scarborough – South Bay

Plymouth  – Plymouth Hoe East

Saltburn – Saltburn Pier

River Waveney

Shepperton Lake

Edinburgh – Portobello Beach

Caswell – Caswell Bay

Portrush – West Strand Beach

Hastings – Hasting Pier

Southend Against Sewage ‘Action Walk’ – Southend

Newton, Porthcawl


Broad Havern Beach – Pembrokeshire

EPIC. A huge thank you to everyone that joined, and those that made it happen. ✊

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