Events

We are looking forward to getting back on our beaches and riverbanks in 2022. The first events of the year are as follows:

Sunday 23rd January, Bexhill
Beaulieu Beach, 10 am to 12 noon
Clean Seas Please event with a survey for the Marine Conservation Society.

Saturday 26th February, Bexhill
Galley Hill, 10 am to 12 noon
Clean Seas Please event with a survey for the Marine Conservation Society.

Saturday 26th March, Bexhill
De La Warr Pavilion, 2 pm to 4 pm
Clean Seas Please event with a survey for the Marine Conservation Society.

Free workshops!
Strandliners is offering Community Action training on plastic pollution identification, surveying and sewage-related debris through the Clean Seas Please project. The three sessions are timed to take place before a survey so you can put your new skills into practice. They will take place at the Friends Meeting House, Albert Road, Bexhill on the following dates:
Saturday 22nd January, 10 am to 12 noon
Friday 25th February, 7 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 26th March, 10 am to 12 noon.

To take part in any of these events, please book a place through strandlinersevents@gmail.com

Our intrepid members found a dinosaur footprint

Sunday 30th January, Pett Level
Members’ Beachcombing walk
This is for our members who missed the opportunity to take part in the November walk.

Where does it all come from?

Sunday 6th February, River Rother
A new event for us, this will be a ‘Source to Sea’ survey for the Marine Conservation Society. Depending on what we find, this event may run over several days.

Sunday 13th February, River Rother
A new event for us, this will be a ‘Source to Sea’ survey for the Marine Conservation Society.

To take part in any of these events, please book a place through strandlinersevents@gmail.com

Past events

Microplastics on the banks of the Cuckmere

The Great Nurdle Hunt

October is Nurdle month! ‘What is a nurdle?’, you may ask. Everything made of plastic was once a nurdle. They are around 5mm in size and shaped like a lentil. These nurdles are manufactured near the oil extraction site and transported around the world by ship, lorry and train. Unfortunately they are also lost in transit by the billion! There are some U.K, nurdle and microplastic events in October and Strandliners has events at Camber Sands, River Cuckmere and the River Rother looking for them and counting. All these surveys will give us a better picture of where they are, and in what quantity. We may even find some bio-beads, and that is another story!

The Great Nurdle Hunt takes place from 1st to 31st October this year. Strandliners held three events during October.

At Camber, we found:
1,350+ bio-beads & 450 nurdles in the sand, in old and new Strandliners.
They are present all along the shoreline, deposited by the sea and blown by the wind, washed in and out depending on tides.

At the River Rother, in Rye, we found:
194 bio-beads, 56 nurdles
in grass and earth on the salt marsh, grazed areas and the riverbank strandline.

At the River Cuckmere, we found:
~5,500 bio-beads & 1,500 nurdles
on old strandlines and saltmarsh riverbank strandline.
Many more were present but a specific survey was used to compare the ratio between nurdles and bio-beads.

Galley Hill

Great British Beach Clean
18th – 26th September 2021

Strandliners held five events for the annual Marine Conservation Society ‘Great British Beach Clean’ in September. Click here to see the results.

The Clean Earth Show
19th September 2021

Strandliners and Clean Seas had a stand at this event, and our CEO, Andy, gave a well-received talk on ‘Adding value to beach cleans and litter picks’. It was great to have the opportunity to talk to new people and tell them about the work of Strandliners.

Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day
29th August 2021

Looking for treasure

Brilliant day at the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day with lovely people, and all for a very important cause. Strandliners Environmental Champions invited people to look at the microplastic mess collected from our East Sussex coastline, and offered their unique awareness gifts. Thank you to everyone we were able to chat with.


Some of our previous events are listed below… Please make sure you have signed up for our regular news sheets so we can keep you updated. Sign up here.

Click here find out more about clearing behind the Fairlight berm

Click here to find out more about our River Rother surveys

Click here to find out more about what we have been doing at Dungeness.

Some of our other events can be seen below.

Survey at Pett Level

CAT training

If you missed our screening of ‘The Story of Plastic’, you can see the trailers here. We hope to host another screening soon.