Minute Beach Cleans

The Thanet Coast has #2minutebeachclean stations all around the main beaches – giving everyone a chance to join in on their own quick clean up!

These stations have been placed around the coast to encourage any beach users to spare two minutes to carry out their own beach clean, and also act as a reminder that looking after our beaches is everyone’s responsibility!

The Beach station ‘A’ frames provide the equipment required – bags* and a litter picker – as well as important information on keeping safe whilst cleaning, before returning the equipment. *Residents and visitors can help by taking along their own reusuable long life bags (to fill & empty in the large bins narby) or take old carrier bags to help with cleans if you have ones to donate! Please just help stock up the bag holders if you have some spare!

A beach business, bay inspector or responsible person is looking after the stations (which are put out to use during their ‘open hours’) and ensure they are used correctly.

On finishing the beach clean – people are encouraged to take a quick image of the litter they collect and share it on social media, to help spread the anti-litter message, and show the good work that they are doing! Tag as #2minutebeachclean and #ThanetCoast & tag us at: @ThanetCoastProj

2 Minute Beach Stations can be found at the following beaches during the main summer season:

  • Minnis Bay, Birchington
  • West Bay, Westgate
  • St Mildred’s Bay, Westgate
  • Westbrook, Margate
  • Margate Main Sands (x2)
  • Margate Harbour (Visitor Information Centre)
  • Walpole Bay, Cliftonville
  • Palm Bay (Sacketts Gap c/o Jet Ski World)
  • Joss Bay, Kingsgate
  • Stone Bay, Broadstairs
  • Viking Bay (Wyatt & Jones)
  • Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs
  • Ramsgate Main Sands

Please follow the safety guidance:

The Thanet Coast Project has helped sponsor the 2 Minute Beach Clean stations in Thanet, run by Thanet Council and volunteers.

The #2minutebeachclean initiative has been running since 2014 and has proved popular around the globe with the stations set up from America to Australia to help beach users understand the impact that their actions have on the environment and wildlife. It doesn’t matter how much litter you are able to pick up, every bit can make a difference.