Beach cleaning

You’ll often see us out litter picking along the beach and prom. We also organise monthly community litter picks.

Monthly beach clean and hot chocolate

Our regular beach cleans – organised in conjunction with the Burntisland Community Development Trust – are on the last Sunday of each month. Come and help keep our town clean, and meet other folk doing the same thing.

  • Litter pickers, gloves, and bags provided (including child-sized gloves)
  • We dispose of the rubbish
  • Free hot chocolate

When and where?

Meet at The Beach House at 10:30am on the last Sunday of the month.

From there, everyone will be allocated an area of the beach and/or Links (depending on the tide times, rubbish levels, and how any people have come along).

Come back to The Beach House for 11:30 for free hot chocolate (non dairy options available) – and hopefully some biscuits!

Volunteers cleaning the beach

Stay informed

Add your details to our lists to be reminded of our next events, however you prefer to stay in touch.

If you’d like to get text reminders, email us your mobile number.


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Litter picking at other times

We’re hoping these events will really help to keep things clean, but litter picking can be time-sensitive – once rubbish is blown out to sea, it can be too late. Over the spring and summer (longer, less windy days!) we’ll be leaving some litter pickers out at the litter picking station set up by the Community Council at the east end of the beach so anyone can do a quick beach clean at any time.

The Council also keeps the box there supplied with dog poo bags – so there’s no excuse not to clean up after your dog – and we’ll often add bags of our own, large and small, to help people collect litter.

There are loads of people around our wee town who do their bit picking up litter, and it makes us proud.

Support the beach and links environment

Beach House owner Ariadne Cass-Maran leads the subgroup for the Beach and Links Environment as a member of the Burntisland Community Development Trust. If you’re interested in joining the subgroup, or finding out more, you can email Ari or just come and chat to her at one of the monthly beach cleans.

Thank you for helping us keep the beach clean!