Litter pickers donned their coats and hats to fend off the chilly breeze to take part in a joint litter pick between the Marine Conservation Society Sea Champions and the East Coast Ocean Protectors.
The area covered a 100-metre section of the North Beach between the end of the concrete walkway and Sewerby Steps.
A spokesman for the groups said: “It was the worst clean for a while with a whopping 2000 litter items from the survey area alone.”
“Most notable of which was copious amounts of recreational angling line, much likely attributed to the recent competition along Yorkshire shores.”
“In addition, we had 537 wet wipes along with other nasty sewage-related debris. Whilst we work at a charity level to engage with water utility companies to improve their infrastructure the public can play their part too by remembering to only flush the three P’s…. Pee, Poo and Paper.”
A pie chart showing the make-up of the material types on the beach was made up of almost two-thirds plastics/polystyrene. Among the worst items found was a crisp packet dating from 1999.
For future litter picking events please see the East Coast Ocean Protectors (ECOP) Facebook Page.