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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Today in Epernay (home of Champagne) a little boy had a 6th birthday party. Looked ace. Then they left everything on the banks of the Marne. What hope does he have with lazy ignorant shits for parents? (We cleared it up for them) #2minutelitterpick

How are you feeling today?

First creme brulee in France and I can safely say it wipes the floor with anything the NEC can produce.... @TinTent @andrewjditton @nikkinichol01 @SMSutcliffe @Sarahsimmons4
Surprised???? Moi????

Jesus I've heard some crap. Clapping nurses was good for a while, but it should have turned into testing, ppe and a decent pay rise.

Diverted from landfill clobber, waste-free swaps, books and beach art. #2minutebeachclean

So today we opened the 2 Minute Charity Shop on Crooklets Beach, Bude.

"From trash to treasure"

Amazing the journey the #2minutebeachclean has been on. Here's Dolly with our posh new sign....

We can choose to be apathetic, appreciative or an arsehole.

Ahhhhh. Watching @TheMontyDon on Gardeners World. Love the links. Every time we come back from a VT Monty seems surprised to see us. "Oh, hi there!"

Best Friday TV.

We are trailing a hand sanitizers on our beach clean station in Bude.
Hopefully if all goes well this will roll out across the SW then full UK coverage.
Digging deep in our charity pockets for this one fam!
Reusable bags, litter pickers and clean hands!

Fingers crossed 🤞🏼

This morning's surf check. Amazing that it can be put back in the box but the box can't be put in the bin, 20 yards away.

Today's list:

1. Don't be a twat.
2. Take your litter home.
3. At least put it in a bin!

That says it all. And demands a list:
1. Dispose of your PPE properly
2. Dispose of your PPE properly
3. Dispose of your PPE properly
4. Dispose of your PPE properly
5. Dispose of your PPE properly
6. We all know what this one is.

Anyone just been listening to @BBC3CR ? I was just on.

This is fantastic!!! Lovely job and straight to the point.

Wild camping.
Another list.
1. Illegal in England.
2. Illegal in Wales (you can't go anyway)
3. Legal in Scotland, but not, technically, in a van (you can't go anyway)
5. Councils could create aires.
6. If you must, get permission and ALWAYS clear up.
7. Don't be a twat.

Just got back from the beach. I cleared up after last night's parties.
Here are the rules.
1. The beach is not a bin.
2. If you carry it in you can carry it home.
3. Clear up after yourself and others.
4. Don't be a twat.

@campervanliving 8. Don't have sexy time with a light behind you. Other campers can see everything in silhouette.

Ok. So now camping's back on the menu, here are some rules:
1. Clear up when you get there.
2. Clear up before you leave.
3. No emptying waste anywhere except in campsites.
4. Eat local and contribute to the local economy.
5. Smile.
6. Have fun.
7. Don't be a twat.

Great picture of one of our #Benivan models🌟More star gazing evenings are coming soon..... #campingisback #vanlifereturns

Well well. Camping's back on!!! Where are you going?

Make America Great Again! Guinea Pig for president!!!