Martin Dorey

Martin Dorey


Martin Dorey is a writer, surfer, photographer, presenter, cook and campaigner for the #2MinuteBeachClean. He writes about camping, fun, outdoor food, living the outdoor life and having adventures in his VW camper van and contributes regularly to CampsitedCoast Magazine, Camping Magazine and Motorhome and Motorcaravan Monthly Magazine. Martin’s first book, The Camper Van Cookbook, inspired the BBC TV series One Man and His Camper Van in which Martin cooked and camped his way around the UK. It has now aired all over the world. The follow-up book, The Camper Van Coast, celebrates Martin’s love for coastal living, playing, cooking and eating.

Martin’s third book, The Camper Van Bible, was published in June 2016, and has been described as THE definitive glove-box bible for anyone who owns or ‘would die for’ a camper van.

A writing career came late for Martin after a 12-year stint in the advertising and film industry as an Assistant Director on some of the more famous 90s TV commercials – Guinness, Levis, Gold Blend, Oxo — as well as promos for The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox (among others), a documentary about legendary British cameraman Jack Cardiff and various TV series and film projects.

The #2minutebeachclean campaign has been taking Martin in all kinds of directions of late. From being an idea to inspire others to help clean beaches it has grown into a global campaign with many thousands of followers and posts to Instagram from every continent, including Antarctica. The idea has been used in Ireland and the UK as well as in Israel and Puerto Rico. Martin has spoken about the campaign at the Blue Flag Operators’ Conference in Holland, was invited to speak at TEDx Kiel University and on BBC’s Springwatch.

Martin Dorey @@campervanliving

Feckless absent parent complains his state benefits aren't enough to live on.

Excited to bring inspiration from The Botanics back home - my urban ‘striped’ lawn gone and Scotia Seeds Flowering Garden (23 wildflowers/5 grasses) mix sown. @TheBotanics #ScotClimateWeek @ScotGovClimate #ClimateChange #ClimateAction @RBGE_Education

I interviewed @campervanliving, founder of the #2minutebeachclean for BeeBee & Leaf and the piece is out today. In it he gets very real about what needs to change. It’s refreshing!

(Sorry your head is cut off Martin!)

1 day to go till the #GreatBritishBeachClean begins! 🙌🎉

Want some tips on how to organise your own #beachclean? 👇

You heard them. The 3 P's please... and maybe the fourth one too. but NEVER WET WIPES. Evils things that DO NOT BIODEGRADE. Even the ones that are 'flushable' are suspect.

Loved them then. Still love them. Love them all the more now.

Exponential self-fuckery.

....and the boat is on the trailer.... nothing to see here.

In again... and turn around.
It's like the hokey cokey.

This could be good. A boat about to be lifted out of the harbour... like one of them videos.... stay tuned.

ACTION📢 Today I'm launching action on Tampax to ditch plastic applicators and I need your help! You can join in by writing a letter about why you want them to take this step, which I'll be hand delivering to them soon! More info here: #EndPeriodPlastic

Morning everyone.
After watching @BBCOne #Extinction last night, who has woken with fresh resolve today?

And, if not, why not?

Human rights.
Gun laws.
Medical care for everyone.
Equal pay for women.
Respect for others.

Or even being woke.

It's just being decent.

I'll tell you this now:

The invention of the bicycle didn't just save Hartland from implosion, it could also save the world.

It's National Hate Cyclists Day today.

Apparently, judging by what I read.

Chaos has been very successfully created. It's confusing and divisive.

It makes a few people very rich. And paralyzes the rest of us.

This is not complicated. We were lied to. We are lied to. We will be lied to. We will have been lied to. The Govt lies.

Imagine Paris, but even better. Imagine a global model of “hyper-local” city building, championing the “15 Minute City” with cycle-lanes on every street by 2024, 60,000 on-street parking spaces transformed, etc. Via @WEF kudos @Anne_Hidalgo @CarlosMorenoFr