Monthly Beach Cleanups

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 Coordinator, Christina, at

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.

2016 Beach Cleanup Schedule:

Feb 21, 1-3 pm: Croatan Beach
March 20, 2-4 pm: Greenies, Oceanview
April 23, 11-1 pm: Little Island Park
May 21, 2-4 pm: 57th Street
June 18, 11 am: The Narrows during International Surfing Day
July 17, 3-4 pm: Croatan Surfing Beach
August 21, 3-5 pm: Lynnhaven Beach (location TBD)
September: TBD, International Coastal Cleanup month
September 17, 9-11: Owls Creek with the Virginia Aquarium
September 24 (tentative), Time TBA, Fisherman Island (this cleanup will be limited to 10 volunteers on a first come, first serve basis. Must be a Surfrider member and have participated in a beach cleanup with us before). Contact Christina to sign up:
October 30: Butts, Brews and the Undead, Oceanfront, 1 pm till…

2016 Cleanup Results

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