Summit to Sea Autumn Beach Clean: Greenbank Beach 2019

The Greenbank Hotel, in collaboration with Sharp’s Brewery, is inviting everyone from the community and beyond to our bi-annual beach clean on Friday 25th October  on Greenbank beach, Falmouth, located just behind the hotel. Timings will be confirmed nearer the date due to tide times.


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Greenbank Beach Needs You

Sponsored by Rock-based Sharp’s Brewery’s Offshore Pilsner, participants over the age of 18 will receive a free pint of this refreshing pilsner at the end of the clean as a great big thanks for their efforts. Most importantly, the clean is a part of Surfers Against Sewage’s ‘Summit to Sea Autumn Beach Clean’ campaign. It is the largest and most effective volunteer beach cleaning project in the UK.


“Each autumn we brace ourselves against the inevitable mass accumulation of plastic pollution upon our beaches. The combined effects of the sheer volume of plastic entering our oceans each day, the ever strengthening North Atlantic hurricane season and the end of seasonal beach clean operations lead to a ‘Perfect Storm’ of plastic pollution on our beaches.”  Surfer’s Against Sewage. 


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autumn clean

In the autumn, when the evenings are starting to get darker and colder, our coastlines slip from the nation’s minds. “It brings those of us who use our beaches year round together; uniting, inspiring and empowering hundreds of coastal communities to take action to remove and recycle many tonnes of marine plastic pollution as we seek to create plastic free coastlines” explains Surfer’s Against Sewage. 


Greenbank beach offers unique and interesting finds due to the amount of shipwrecks along the harbour side. Consequently, it has been known to bring items onto the beach. Previous cleans have brought up various random objects. You may find wooden pallets, traffic cones, lighters, sardine tins and even rusty old sinks.


Meeting at The Working Boat on Friday 25th October, the Greenbank beach needs your helping hands. Please register your interest by clicking here so we can gauge numbers of people attending. We hope you can make it!