Barefoot Friendly Beaches

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has once again teamed up with Barefoot wine for their nationwide beach clean-up tour this summer. The SAS team will visit 6 beaches around the UK and everyone’s welcome to help*.


Whether you’re a part of the local community or you just fancy rolling up your sleeves and getting involved, SAS and Barefoot need your help make our British beaches ‘Barefoot Friendly’.


This year the SAS Barefoot Friendly Beach Cleaning Tour will be visiting:

  • Newquay on 29th July
  • Croyde on 30th July
  • Bournemouth on 31st July
  • Llangennith on 1st August
  • Saltburn-by-Sea on 2nd August
  • Brighton on 3rd August


The 2009 campaign builds on the successes of last year’s SAS Barefoot Friendly tour efforts where over 400 people took part to help remove over 1 tonne of litter from the British coastline.  


Andy Cummins, campaign officer, SAS, said Marine litter is a huge problem on beaches all over the country and this tour gives beach-lovers a great opportunity to make a real and very positive difference on their local beach. It’s extremely important that people take an interest but it’s also really important that people have fun doing it. The beach cleans we organise are enjoyable, educational and are a great way to bring local people from all walks of life together. Everyone is welcome so come on down and make a difference to your local area!”


Starting at 3pm, the afternoon clean-up sessions will kick off with a full introduction and briefing from the respected eco-campaigners at SAS. Each volunteer will then be given gloves and a rubbish bag and the marine litter-picking will commence. All volunteers need bring is suitable clothing for the weather.


The clean-up will be followed by a delicious, free BBQ on the beach for all volunteers from 5pm until 6pm organised by Barefoot. For those who want to stay on afterwards, volunteers, friends and family can enjoy an evening of fun surf quizzes and free Barefoot wine from 6.30pm.


Epitomising California cool and laid-back fun, Barefoot is the perfect wine for lazy, sunny evenings unwinding with mates and chilling out on the beach. From the seriously lush White Zinfandel and the refreshing Pinot Grigio to the jammy Merlot and – the new addition to the family – zesty White Zinfandel Bubbly, there is a Barefoot wine for everyone to enjoy.


The quiz will take place at the following venues:


·         Newquay: The Windswept Café on South Fistral Beach

·         Croyde: The Manor, St Mary’s Road

·         Bournemouth: Bar Vin, Old Christchurch Rd

·         Llangennith: King’s Head Hotel

·         Saltburn-by-Sea: Community Room, Foreshore, Lower Promenade

·         Barefoot Bar, NIVEA SUN Yellowave Beach Sports Venue, Madeira Drive, Brighton


Ali Feest, Chief Barefooter, said “It is a real honour for Barefoot wine to once again work in partnership with SAS on the ‘SAS Barefoot Friendly Tour’. Last year’s amazing clean-up campaign highlighted how many people care about the beach and enjoy being an active part of a successful campaign to protect British beaches.


“We’re looking forward to getting stuck in with everyone throughout the tour and of course we’ll be there to hand out some delicious Barefoot wine to say a big cheers to all the volunteers at the end of each day!”


There are limited spaces for each tour stop, so please book early to secure your free place. For more information about the campaign and to sign up, please contact Andy Cummins at SAS on 01872 555950 or Alternatively write to Andy Cummins, SAS Unit 2, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RD.


For more information about Barefoot wine, please contact Isabel Shirley, Laura Johnston or Alice Johnstone on or 020 7492 0977.



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