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

🚨The government have announced a 1% pay rise for NHS staff. This is another pay CUT in real-terms🚨

@EveryDoctorUK runs a network of ~40,000 NHS staff. If we push for a pay rise, would you back us?

NHS staff have endured too much.
RT if you’d back us 💙 👩‍⚕️ 👨🏾‍⚕️ 💙

Am I allowed to plug my own books for #WorldBookDay ?
Oh well... for anyone who has a #2minutesuperhero about the house or who is interested in a #2minutesolution or two...

Its publication has been delayed by Covid - twice - but we have some copies to help us raise funds for ocean conservation.

YAY!!!! I made today's @ZumaJaySurf surf report. First time when I wasn't supposed to be somewhere else..... or was I?

Is there no end to the talents of this amazing bus? She was the cover star of The Campervan Cook Book

Want to WIN a signed copy of Kids Fight Climate Change by @campervanliving the Founder of The 2 Minute Foundation?
Head over to @2minutehq to find out how.

Lovely new book out from our great friend @campervanliving, founder of the #2minutebeachclean. Profits from sales of the book on their website go directly to ocean conservation.

Kids Fight Plastic has been translated into 15 languages now so I am hoping this will do the same. Maybe, just maybe it'll help our kids to take charge of this...

My lovely - and possibly quite urgent - book has been delayed again because of COVID. But... great news... publishers have given us a stack to sell on the #2minutebeachclean website to help raise funds for ocean conservation.

I'll tell you what though. I love living in Cornwall but this constant driving wind and lashing rain is driving me a bit doolally.

What's the plan then?

Is everyone revving up their mohos and vans for April 12th.

Asking for a friend.

If you've not already ordered your 2021 Brit Stops book, why not see if you can win one...? 😊

What kind of message does it send when the government is found to have acted unlawfully and there are no consequences?

I haven’t managed to track down the original Tweet (wonder if it’s been deleted?) but it seems in character with his usual stance. Presumably he believes now?

Is there life on Mars?

I really don't care.
Spending billions on space before sorting out poverty, hunger and injustice in your own country is like spaffing your wages on flim flam before paying the rent.

As you were.

When you're having your tea and your big sister comes in and gets in your face.

Fancy coming round for tea?

Nothing to see here. Just some super fresh 4 day old piggies running about.

Jeez what took you so long? My partner's brother went to NZ in March last year and had to do EXACTLY THE SAME THING. Almost one whole year ago. Go figure.

Looking for a new van to take you into post-lockdown isolation? Check this one... owned and converted by a friend of mine