Sunday the 27th of February saw the first Rio beach clean-up event with over 25 volunteers taking part at Sandy Bay, Porthcawl.

The Rio Beach Clean Up

Wales has over 150 beaches, creating a beautiful coastline for all to enjoy and Sandy Bay, known locally as Coney Beach, is just one of these beaches, at only a mile long it is popular throughout the year.

The beach clean team walked the two miles of coastline from Sandy Bay to Newton Beach, dedicating their time and energy to collecting over 25 bags of litter, often brought in on the tide, including a mattress, a tyre and a door.

By helping to protect the environment and raising awareness, we hope to keep our beaches and ocean a little cleaner for Welsh wildlife and the local community.

What’s Next?

Following the success of our first Beach Clean Up, we look forward to arranging more events throughout the year. We hope you can join us in the future and help us make a bigger impact on the beaches on our doorstep.