We always have fun at beach cleanups!

We always have fun at beach cleanups!

We conduct beach cleanups at a different location each month to ensure the cleanliness of our city’s beaches, all while engaging with you! We are open for suggestions, so if your beach needs help, let us know! Contact our Beach Cleanup Coordinators,

Glen: beachcleanups@vb.surfrider.org

Nick;  chair@vb.surfrider.org

Beach cleanups are open to everyone! These events are family-friendly, so feel free to bring the kids along! We will provide gloves, grabbers and bags, so all you need to bring is your positive energy, reusable water bottle and sunblock. Always check the weather beforehand, dress appropriately and be prepared for inclement weather. The beach may be several degrees hotter/colder than inland temperatures depending on the wind and sun. If you would like to hold your own cleanup, please download our data card and enter your trash totals HERE!
2017 Beach Cleanup Schedule:
February 19, 2 PM: Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
March 19, 12 PM: Dough Boys Pizza Party and Beach Cleanup at the Oceanfront
April 23, 2 PM: Earth Day Cleanup, Lake Holly, sponsored by Avail Vape
May 18: 6-8 PM, Virginia Beach Resort Hotel, sponsored by Barefoot Wine
June 17, 3 pm: International Surfing Day at Croatan Beach (ISD event is 12 pm to 5 pm)
There will be an after-party at Pelons starting at 6 pm
July 23, 3 PM: Croatan Beach. There will be an after party at Green Flash
August 20, 3 PM:
September 17, 2 PM: International Coastal Cleanup Day
October 29: Butts, Brews and the Undead, Oceanfront, 2 pm till…
November 19: First Landing State Park (in celebration of Thanksgiving), 2 PM, Bay side (off Shore Drive)
December 17, 2 PM: Ugly Sweater Beach Cleanup and Food Drive, 57th Street

2016 Cleanup Results


Microsoft Word - Beach-Cleanup-Tally Card Oceanview Aug 21, 2016

Microsoft Word - Beach-Cleanup-Tally Card Croatan July 2016

Please note: the June cleanup collected data on a smaller number of items as part of a trash Scavenger Hunt for ISD (which is why you may see “0” where there is usually at least a few).

Microsoft Word - Beach-Cleanup-Tally Card Narrows June 2016

Microsoft Word - Beach-Cleanup-Tally Card 57th St May 22 2016

March Cleanup
February Cleanup