Beach lovers from North Devon are being urged to take part in the Great British Beach Clean this weekend.

Beach lovers are being asked to take part in the Great British Beach Clean. Picture: Marine Conservation Society.Beach lovers are being asked to take part in the Great British Beach Clean. Picture: Marine Conservation Society.

The annual event, which is run by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), takes place from September 14-17.

Cleans have been organised at five different North Devon beaches over the course of the weekend.

On Saturday, cleans are taking place at Woolacombe at 11am, Greencliff at 1pm and Westward Ho! at 3pm.

An event is organised for 2pm on Sunday at Croyde, and there is also an event at 2pm on Monday at Welcombe Mouth.

The Great British Beach Clean is part of the MCS Beachwatch programme. It not only spruces up hundreds of beaches around the UK coast, but volunteers also record the litter they find.

Lizzie Prior, MCS beach and river clean project officer, said: “Last year an amazing 595 volunteers took part in the Great British Beach Clean on Devon beaches.

“We’d love to see even more people heading to Devon’s beaches and helping clean up at the events that have been organised.”

Volunteers are asked to register beforehand if possible, and they can do so by going to the Great British Beach Clean website.