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.

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He's here!!! Kidnapped and heading for Hossegor. It's Nar Nar, symbol of stoke, mascot for a cleaner ocean, water child of the Gnarly Beach Cleaner.

Today is Great British Beach Clean Day! If you’re heading to the coast, take the #2minutebeachclean challenge and help clear up our shores #plastic #beachclean #UKcoastline

#thegreatbritishbeachclean takes place from today Friday 20th - 23rd September. 15,000 volunteers took part in last year's event to keep 494 beaches around the UK tidy. Local events include #2minutebeachclean in Thanet. See our coastal cottages here

I still find it remarkable that every day objects and those from spills wash up on beaches near my house. It isn't happening somewhere else. It's happening here, to us, on every beach. The scale of it is frightening.

On 13 February 1997 the container ship Tokio Express lost 62 containers, one of which was filled with 4.8 million pieces of Lego. This piece washed up on Crooklets Beach, Bude in 2016.
Found on a #2minutebeachclean

Coke bottles found on one #2minutebeachclean
Bottles make up 6% of items logged by beach cleaners using the #2minutebeachclean app.

In 2017 these cheap polystyrene body boards were picked up off 2 Cornish beaches in just a few weeks after they were abandoned by holidaymakers. Surfer @JobeHarriss rides the wave of waste. #2minutebeachclean

In 2013 there were around 5578 container losses, 77% of which were lost on the MOL Comfort, which was lost in the Indian Ocean. Picture shows Nivea picked up on a #2minutebeachclean in 2013 after a container was lost in the Atlantic.

Spillage of Sainsbury's margarine tubs in southern Ireland in 2010. The entire coast was covered in them for miles.
In 2010 the World Shipping Council reported around 1500 container losses. #2minutebeachclean

Beach litter in Bude after the Hercules storm of 2013/14. This is a gathering spot but I had never seen it so bad. #2minutebeachclean

Shotgun cartridges found on one #2minutebeachclean Why so many? During The Wrecking Season film Nick Darke traced some to Canada, where seabird shoots are common.

From 2013 this is a #2minutebeachclean after a storm.
Bottle tops make up 9% of items logged using the #2minutebeachclean app. Why? Because they float and can escape through drains to the ocean.

Every day objects found on a #2minutebeachclean

Meanwhile a young man from Bude @BarnabyCox2 has scored himself a place at the Junior World Surfing Champs. The #2minutebeachclean is gonna help him get there. Could you?

We received over 270 registrations for the #BigBeachClean2019! 😍
Unfortunately, we ran out of free clean-up kits, but you can still register your clean-up or join an existing one! Keep an eye on our website for more:
#CleanCoasts #Ireland

This might sound a bit off but I am going to put it on here so I don't reply by email: you're a cheap bellend.

Feel better now.


Some people know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

When this Brexit nonsense is all over we'll all be able to give up our jobs and retire to our own private island somewhere and enjoy a good Chablis and a chuckle that our investments came good in the end.

We might even get fired. No matter. We'll still have the dividends.

We can all do our bit :
#2minutebeachclean #ClimateAction #Enviroment #putsborough