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Beach Cleanups

Monthly Beach Cleanups

Unless stated otherwise, our cleanups are always from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We recommend registering for cleanups in advance as our capacity is restricted.

If you are a member of a group of over 20 people, please contact us before the cleanup event.

Click the date of the cleanup you wish to attend to RSVP and find the precise event location.

San Clemente

No September event due to Coastal Cleanup Day

Huntington Beach

For our September Huntington event, visit the Coastal Cleanup Day page

Rotating Location

June 15 – Bolsa Chica State

July 20

August 17

October 19

November 16

December 21

pounds of trash removed since 2011
pounds of trash removed in 2023
number of volunteers in 2023

As waste continually pollutes our streets, waterways, and beaches, Cleanup OC provides the opportunity for you to help protect and restore the environments well call home.

Through Cleanup OC, Coastkeeper holds monthly beach cleanups and coordinates the annual OC Coastal Cleanup Day. Cleanup OC’s ultimate goal is to unite Orange County communities through service, responsibility, and sharing of the natural environment. Check out all Coastkeeper’s cleanup opportunities to get involved.

Group Volunteering

Groups interested in volunteering at our beach cleanups must have each participant register individually. Please have each participant register well in advance as space is limited.

Come Prepared!

What to bring to a cleanup?

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Comfortable, active and weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sun protection (e.g. Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, etc.)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • BYO Bag, Bucket, and/or Gloves

For more information, email

The BYO Philosophy

BYO Material List:

  • Bucket or reusable bag
  • Gloves (Gardening gloves or leather work gloves)
  • Reusable water bottle

Q: Are you required to bring your own supplies?

A: No, we provide gloves and bags for a suggested donation of $1/ volunteer.

Coastal Cleanup Day

Every September, we team up with the California Coastal Commission and dozens of local leaders to host 40+ simultaneous trash cleanups. Learn more about our past and future Coastal Cleanup Days by clicking here.


City of San Clemente
California State Parks
City of Newport Beach