Bray Beach Clean

Take only pictures, leave only footprints

We were happy to take part in the Clean Coasts Big Bray Beach Clean,  part of an International Coastal Cleanup event that takes place in over 90 countries around the globe. Thousands of volunteers hit the beaches to do their part in helping keep them clean and safe for marine creatures.

The event was on the 20th of September we joined our friends at Sea Life Bray to get in on the action! Bright eyed and bushy tailed we geared up and set out to clean the beach alongside our fellow volunteers.

bray beach clean

Bray Beach Clean Volunteers including Sea Life Bray and Coast Monkey

The whole event is a huge eye opener for the amount of rubbish that is left on our beaches. Between the two of us we collected over a kilo of rubbish which included plastic spoons, bottle caps, straws, fireworks debris for a recent event and the worst offender of all – cigarette butts!

Over 10 million tonnes of rubbish ends up in oceans every year and this has a devastating effect on the oceans and the marine life that dwells within them. We can all do our part to help keep our beaches and oceans litter free and it’s as simple as taking your rubbish away with you or doing a #2minutebeachclean when you visit your local beach.

Get the low down about how much marine litter damages our cleans and seas with our infographic!

marine litter infographic



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Ann Robinson
Has a passion for coastal heritage and maritime history. Loves sharing the best of the Irish coast online. Contact me or follow me on Twitter @AnnRobinson22