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

...and this thread from the wonderful Jack Monroe...

Culling badgers.
Killing foxes through drag hunting.
Old school tie.
Allowing corps to pollute our rivers and seas.
Populist policies.
Removing the right to protest.
One rule for the party.
Voter ID.

Just a few of the things annoying me today.


If you are Russian, this is who I am...

Big and bleak.


Activism now gives us the best chance of survival.

Did they vote for voter ID last night or did I imagine it?

Was there a report on last night about how our roads are becoming more dangerous because there are fewer police?

This is the best article I have seen about balloon releases. Usually tied to an event that is extremely emotional, it can be a tricky subject to try to educate people on. @campervanliving explains it perfectly 💙

@eastdevon @TownExmouth @dragonflyclare

Dear Britain. It may not be perfect and it often does itself no favours, but please, PLEASE don't let the Tories trash the #BBC just to get Johnson off the hook again. R4, CBBC, Cbeebies and Bitesize are worth the licence fee alone. Please write to your MP today. #Dorries

I read that Blue Monday was invented by a holiday company using 'pseudoscience' with no base in reality.

Why? To make you book a holiday.

Just look out of the window. Go for a walk. Pick up some litter.

I was feeling a little down. And then I watched this. Lovely stuff.

Are we revolting yet?

Just a simple question for a Monday morning.

and even then it wasn’t a sincere statement or a proper apology; “there were things we didn’t get right… “ followed by a bit where he essentially says “but… let’s see what a civil servant who can’t possibly be impartial says because she decides not you as you’re all plebs”.

The media keep referring to an apology the prick made, but we’ve not seen a press conference where he addresses the nation, holds his hands up & grovels for forgiveness. I’ve seen him reluctantly respond to Starmer in the commons as he had no other option…

@threecliffsbay Holiday Park have a sparkly new #2minutebeachclean station!You can park in the campsite car park to access the beach & the campsite shop is a joy as they stock amazing local produce, crafts and souvenirs. Thank you guys for supporting @2minbeachclean 🙏🏻🌊💙🌊🙏🏻

So proud to be an Ambassador for @2minbeachclean and have just voted for them for this brilliant opportunity with @SEIB_Insurance! It’s the last day so if you had a mo to add your vote that would be wonderful! 🐳

#SEINGiving #2minutebeachclean #plasticpollution 🙌

SO the Met won't investigate illegal parties (because they were complicit) and yet they'll arrest you if you make a noise about it?

have I got that right?

Got an email with some science in it:

"The team noted that those who tended to drink more bottled water or ate more takeaway food had the most microplastic particles in their stool."

Please remember Johnson is just the fall guy.
He was the right clown at the right time.
It is the media/party/system that needs to be overturned.

In other news my daughter's boyfriend's grandad was the policeman in the Beatles film.


The government is rushing through a series of appalling amendments to shutdown our right to protest

We would not have even the democracy we do have without the protests of the past

Please follow the links and take action


Big Day tomorrow?
Small Day tomorrow?

Either way, I wish you peace, love and happiness.

And maybe a spin in the van.

Nothing to see here, just a Tory MP visiting a food bank for a photo op after voting to cut free school meals to the most vulnerable kids.