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Hemmick Sea Debris & SAS Beach Clean 2015

07/11/2015 @ 10:00 - 14:00


Following on from last year's successful Autumn Beach Clean Series which saw over 3500 volunteers remove 10 tonnes from 123 beaches, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are once again calling for volunteers to take part again this year during the week of 2-8 November 2015.

Beach Clean and Dive Against Debris joint event at Hemmick Beach on Saturday 7th November; as part of Surfers Against Sewage Autumn Beach Clean and Fathoms Free (previously Dive Against Debris Volunteers UK) continued work to collect debris from the sea.


See the event on Facebook - Facebook Event - Hemmick Beach, St Austell, Cornwall

Venue: Hemmick Beach, (near Boswinger) St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6LL
Time: beach clean (public) - 10am to 2pm
Time: divers - to be on site for 12noon (high tide at 2.27pm)
Meeting point: entrance to the beach (next to small car park)

Directions: Hemmick Beach is 9 miles from St Austell (at St Austell take the B3273 for Mevagissey. Shortly after Pentewan turn right for Gorran Haven and follow this road all the way to Gorran Haven. At Gorran Haven, turn right and follow this road for a mile, then turn left and after a short distance the car park is after a bend.

Facilities: please note there no cafe or toilets at the site

Parking: There are a few spaces next to the beach, but would encourage people to use the National Trust car park (10 to 15 minute walk away at Penare PL26 6NY). Divers will need to drop their kit off at the beach and park in the NT car park. There is an honesty box for parking donations in the car park.

Beach Clean
Surfers Against Sewage as part of Autumn Beach Clean.
Gloves and bags will be provided for all taking part.
Anita will be at the stand to answer any questions you may have.
All litter collected is to be returned to Anita, so it can be weighed and sorted, so as much as possible can be recycled.
For more information: https://www.sas.org.uk/BeachClean2015

Fathoms Free
(previously known as Dive Against Debris Volunteers UK event)
All divers from Fathoms Free are asked to meet onsite at 12noon, Rob will be your main contact and will brief everyone on site. High tide is at 2.27pm. There will be one dive during the afternoon. Rachel will be on site to analyse any debris brought up by the divers.

Huge thank you to the National Trust for giving us access to Hemmick Beach for the day.

General info if you haven't been to one of our diving events before!

  • Divers need to be suitably qualified individuals, deemed to be adequately experienced or appropriately supervised
  • Bring your own full dive kit (if you do need any additional kit, please contact us, we maybe able to put you in touch with someone who can help) ie Air fill or Cylinder Hire etc
  • Bring your own divers net bag/knife/scissors/smb/gloves/qualification cert cards
  • Enough air for one dive (will only be doing one dive due to tides)


10:00 - 14:00
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Rob Thompson


Hemmick Beach
Near Boswinger
St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6LL United Kingdom
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