The beach was cleaned by 20 people, concentrating on a survey area of 100m of beach at high tide, then continuing up and down the coast (and around the trippers enjoying one of the last days of summer).
Each bit of rubbish collected in the survey area was recorded in detail, and I'll try to get the results from the Marine Conservation Society. While there were plenty of large items like tyres and trainers, the sheer number of small bits of plastic and lengths of fishing line was horrifying.
This is the piece of beach where the rubbish was in the previous blog - nice and clean now, until the next high time brings more. So that's why we did it - a little community service makes a great difference in your local area.
Amongst the detritus were mermaid's purses, the egg cases of rays, skates and dogfish.