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International Coastal Cleanup®

2023 ICC sponsored by Belfast Harbour

For more than 35 years, 17 million volunteers across the world have joined Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup to remove more than 350 million pounds of plastic and debris, all the while recording what they find and helping to inform international research and legislation.

Thanks to funding from Belfast Harbour, Live Here Love Here - the local coordinator for the campaign - will ensure that our coasts and communities can play their part during a global day of action on Saturday 16 September.

Let's protect our sandy shores and marine life together! 


Find a clean-up that suits you, and let us know where you are planning to attend. See all participating locations at this handy map or in the listings below.

Don’t forget to tag #SeatheChange on social media and download the Clean Swell app to report the results of your good work. 

Please note: litter-picks will also take place on the days around 16 September. We are currently confirming more events. If your group or organisation is interested in hosting an event as part of International Coastal Cleanup, then get in touch.

Greencastle 2023 ICC

Kilkeel | 15 September

Join Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful for a beach clean along Kilkeel beach in south Down. Litter-pickers provided. Approximate run time: 7am-9am.


Greencastle 2023 ICC

Greencastle | 15 September

Give Geology Rocks a hand between 6pm-8pm, and take in the glorious views of a beauty spot along Carlingford Lough. Litter-pickers provided. Approximate run time: 6pm-8pm


Annalong 2023 ICC

Annalong | 16 September

Rise bright and early for a litter-pick hosted by Annalong FC Group between 8am-10am. Litter-pickers provided.


Eglinton 2023 ICC

Eglinton | 16 September

Tie in with the Live Here Love Here team and give a helping hand with a clean-up at Eglinton Embankment from 10am-12pm. Litter-pickers provided.


Kilrea 2023 ICC

Portneal, Kilrea | 16 September

Join the heroes from KC Recycle along the River Bann from 9am-11am. Litter-pickers provided.


Castle Espie 2023 ICC

Castle Espie | 16 September

Enjoy a talk about the Castle Espie grounds from the centre manager, followed by a litter-pick around the surrounding Strangford Lough area. Litter-pickers and refreshments provided. Approximate run time: 9am-12pm.


Cranfield 2023 ICC

Cranfield | 16 September

Join Mae Murray Foundation and Live Here Love Here at Blue Flag Cranfield Beach for an inclusive and fun-filled day between 11am-1pm. Featuring a giant kite display with Kite Crew Ireland and beach activities with Geology Rocks Adventure. Litter-pickers provided.


Groomsport 2023 ICC

Groomsport | 16 September

Meet Mae Murray Foundation and Live Here Love Here at Groomsport Beach from 11am-1pm for inclusive beach-day and beach-clean activities. Litter-pickers provided.


Bangor Bay 2023 ICC

Bangor Bay | 16 September

Rendezvous at McKee Clock and help Live Here Love Here do a sweep around Bangor Bay between 11am-1pm. Litter-pickers provided.


Crawfordsburn 2023 ICC

Crawfordsburn | 17 September

Live Here Love Here are teaming up with Captain Paul Wilson Foundation UK for a Sunday beach clean from 11am-1pm. Come along and get involved! Litter-pickers provided.



Live Here Love Here is grateful to Belfast Harbour for providing funding that ensures that all ICC events operate at zero cost to the public.

Learn more about their work here.