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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Dead whale washes up with SIX STONE of plastic bags in its stomach in latest shocking death highlighting world’s plastic waste crisis ⁦@campervanliving⁩

This is the cancer, make no mistake.

Over 1,5 million students on school strike 15/3. We proved that it does matter what you do and that no one is too small to make a difference.

Here is my response to the people who wants us to go back to school:

#FridayForFuture #SchoolStrike4Climate

Finally.... payoff for years of doing my #2minutebeachclean

Join us for a seal pup release! The release will be at Porthtowan Beach, 3.30pm (arrival 3.15pm) on Tuesday 19th March. Amongst the Pups being released is Hope, who was rescued due to entanglement. Thankfully, she recovered & is being released with our other casualties of the sea

Today's #2minutebeachclean is devoted to the memory of Stephen Rosser, a much loved member of our beach clean community, who passed away this week.

“There is just no downside to making a positive difference to your environment.”

Our #mentalhealth and #beachcleaning survey results.

MET police are already trying to shut down peaceful protest. We are not being allowed to set up amplified sound. Student voices need to be heard. Help us make this happen @SadiqKhan @theresa_may @michaelgove @jeremycorbyn

Same on our beaches too Jezza. The ocean is full of it. People of the world pick your f*****g litter up. Better still, stop making so much c**pola.

You’ll remember our founder @campervanliving asked you to fill in a survey for us.
The results of the survey have just been published.
We thank you for being so open and responding so honestly.
We sure do appreciate it.

Do they not get that it's not the school that's participating? That's the point. The school is what they are striking against, in order to make themselves be heard!


I once had the misfortune to watch a man eat a coke bottle for money.

That's what Brexit is like.

Except there's no money.

What she said. I've picked a few red noses off the beach over the years. Time to change. #2minutebeachclean

It's time to change.

Today's #2minutebeachclean dedicated to a very special family at Crooklets.

Our friends at #2minutebeachclean are auctioning this wonderful handmade donated work of art on Ebay celebrating the beach clean movement, please share and bid if you can

Brilliant idea. #2MinuteBeachClean

Today's #2MinuteBeachClean

Every bit of plastic disposed of is one item less likely to find its way into the marine food chain. Every piece of discarded netting removed from a beach is one less chance of trapping a helpless animal.

Do your bit and do a #2minutebeachclean 🌊❤