Events

The Colourful Coast partners are planning plenty of events along the Copeland coast during 2019.  Whether you want to come with the family to join in with a sandcastle competition, take a guided walk to St Bees head or volunteer at our regular beach cleans we’d love to see you!

Thursday 31 January St Bees beach clean, 10.30 – 12 noon.  See beach clean information, below.

Saturday 9 February Heritage Coast Drop -in, 11am – 2.30pm at The Beacon Portal.  See here for more details

Thursday 28 February Whitehaven beach clean, 10.30 – 12 noon. See beach clean information, below.

Thursday 28 March St Bees beach clean, 10.30 – 12 noon.  See beach clean information, below.

Thursday 25 April Whitehaven beach clean, 10.30 – 12 noon. See beach clean information, below.

Thursday 30 May St Bees beach clean, 2 – 3.30pm.  See beach clean information, below.

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Beach cleaning finds can be as tall as some of our volunteers!

Wednesday 12 June, Birkhams Quarry work and walk, 10am – 1pm.  A chance to get behind the scenes at this working quarry and help us with wildflower restoration.

Thursday 27 June Whitehaven beach clean, 10.30 – 12 noon. See beach clean information, below.

Wednesday 24 July, Birkhams Quarry work and walk, 10am – 1pm.  A chance to get behind the scenes at this working quarry and help us with wildflower restoration.

Thursday 25 July St Bees beach clean, 10.30 – 12 noon.  See beach clean information, below.

Thursday 29 August Whitehaven beach clean, 2 – 3.30pm. See beach clean information, below.

Wednesday 4 September, Birkhams Quarry work and walk, 10am – 1pm.  A chance to get behind the scenes at this working quarry and help us with wildflower restoration.

Sunday 15 September, Heritage Open Days Fog Signal Station walk, 10.30am – 4pm.

Thursday 26 September St Bees beach clean, 2 – 3.30pm.  See beach clean information, below.

Thursday 31 October Whitehaven beach clean, 10.30 – 12 noon. See beach clean information, below.

Thursday 28 November St Bees beach clean, 10.30 – 12 noon.  See beach clean information, below.

Thursday 19 December Whitehaven beach clean, 10.30 – 12 noon. See beach clean information, below.

For more information on any of these events please contact us.  We’ll be adding more events to the list throughout the year so check back regularly to see what we’re up to!

* Beach clean information *

We provide all the equipment you’ll need (litterpickers, bin bags, gloves, sometimes even biscuits!).  Boots or wellies are recommended.  Please dress according to the weather (raincoat, suncream, sunhat).  In St Bees we meet in the main beach car park, behind the lifeboat station.  In Whitehaven we meet at the top of the slipway near the parking machines on North Shore, behind Tesco.  Thanks to Copeland Borough Council for collecting the rubbish we find.

Previous 2019 events