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

Listen. Please.

We've had two really stormy days coupled with very high tides

The sea has thrown out more plastics, on every beach

It shows the power of the sea and how much is out there waiting to wash in with every (more frequent) storm...

Please do a #MiniBeachClean or a #2MinuteBeachClean

@campervanliving @2minbeachclean @ChrisGPackham @JuliaBradbury @PenguinUKBooks Homemade plastic-free deodrant with teatree oil, coconut oil and arrowroot powder. Cheap and smells good too!

My latest book is about waste in the post Blue Planet 2 world.

I get 10 free copies.

I'd like to give some away. Tell me your favorite #2minutesolution. What do you do to reduce plastic? Best wins.

Teachers , if you find pupils talking in “strong or emotive terms about environmental issues like climate change, ecology, species extinction, fracking, airport expansion or pollution” or “writing environmentally themed graffiti” please give them 10/10 from me ! @XRebellionUK

People complain about a lack of action to tackle the #ClimateEmergency and #ClimateCrisis

I Tweet a link for a Crowdfunding Campaign to save an area of Woodland on the outskirts of Harrogate and the response to my appeal has been pitifully rubbish!

No More Rubbish Excuses by Martin @campervanliving
Get your copy now @Hodges_Figgis

In 2 weeks time, I will attempt to swim across a supra-glacial lake in East Antarctica. Scientists have discovered over 65,000 of them. Just as Australia is burning, Antarctica is melting. We need urgent action to protect our planet.

Need help navigating this confusing post Blue Planet 2 world?
This may help. Out today.

Today's #2minutelitterpick showing the importance of education.
Where is it in this image?
@kfc @pepsi

Say hello to Jaik everyone!!! He's just joined us here at #2minutebeachclean HQ.

Today is the day that #2minutebeachclean becomes a charity, The 2 Minute Foundation. Our mission is to empower, educate, inspire and enable everyone to take part in simple actions to contribute to the planet’s wellbeing, as well as their own.
Please find our new charity number.

Wohooooo! Today the #2minutebeachclean becomes a registered Charity, The 2 Minute Foundation. Here's our number!!! 10 years of hard work and 6 years since we started the #2minutebeachclean campaign. It seemed impossible then. Amazing now. Thanks everyone for supporting us!!!

Please come and join in, the more the merrier! :) x

When will the first government fall because of their inaction to tackle the #ClimateEmegency 🌎🔥🌎

Heroics were performed today!!!!

It all starts HERE! New year new dawn, beach clean stand outside public toilets so take a stick & bag see how much you can pick up #2minutebeachclean