San Francisco Surfrider Foundation

Beach Cleanups

Pounds of Trash Removed


Beach Cleanups to Date

As stewards of our local beaches, we take care of them through regular cleanups.

We host at least three beach cleanups a month – two at Ocean Beach and one at Baker Beach.

Not only is it more pleasant to spend time at a clean beach, but a clean beach means less trash makes it into the ocean. Plastics are the worst offenders because they break up into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming microplastics. Those microplastics are ingested by fish, zooplankton, and invertebrates, then make their way back up the food chain.

There are many ways to clean up our local beaches. Come to one of our scheduled cleanups, schedule a private cleanup, or clean up on your own.

Our regularly scheduled cleanups are usually the first, third and last Sunday of every month, please check out our calendar for the must up to date information. We also appreciate for those that have, to bring their own gloves or grabbers, this will allow us to get the maximum amount of volunteers involved!

There is no minimum time limit on how long you participate, so feel free to drop by for 30 min or stay the whole 2 hours. We look forward to seeing you, your family, friends, and co-workers at one of our beach cleanups soon!

For Private / Corporate / Weekday Cleanups, please email us and we will work with you to make the event a success! Contact our Beach Cleanup Leads at and

We are an all volunteer-run chapter so we appreciate your patience in coordinating the details for private cleanups.