South East beach clean – watch this space!

Although the South East Beach Clean 2020 has been postponed, we are hoping to organise a 2021 clean! Check back for dates and information.


Who is it for:

– Young people, children and their families (under 18 to be accompanied by a responsible adult).

– Parents and adults wanting to find out more about the DofE.

– Teachers, Youth Workers and other professionals.

– Local environmental voluntary groups looking to recruit volunteers and network with others.

Date: TBA

Start Time: 10.00 (join anytime before 11.15)

Finish Time: 12.00

Meet up point: Southsea Beach behind The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 3ST


– Bring warm clothes and sturdy footwear (no open toe sandals).

– Gloves or a picker (suitable for picking up waste with).

– Bucket or reusable bag to collect waste (this will cut down the number of plastic bags used).


Walk, cycle, public transport, car shares.

Health & Safety:

– On arrival please come and check-in at the DofE stand.

– Dogs are allowed on the beach between October – May but please keep them under control at all times.

– Always use gloves or pickers to pick up rubbish or any washed up animals.

– Walk around the pier rather than under it.

– Do not attempt to pick up any needles, sharp objects or unidentifiable objects. Please notify a member of staff.

– Do not attempt to lift any heavy items. Please notify a member of staff.

– Do not overfill collection bags in terms of weight, start a new bag.

– Cover up any dog poo with stones rather than try to pick it up.

– Avoid the big rocks by the Pyramids as they may be slippery.

– Mind the water’s edge.

– Don’t put your hands in the bag once you’ve started putting rubbish in.

– Wear sturdy shoes.

– Do not touch any jellyfish even if they are dead.

For more information contact [email protected]