Making money with beach metal detecting can be fairly straightforward (at times) if you put in the time, have a decent metal detector that can handle the wet salt sand, and learn to understand the beaches you are going to metal detect on.
They say that a picture says a thousand words, so a video must be much better. This is the latest in my metal detecting Youtube video where I show off my better finds.
In this particular video I show you a small silver ring found on one of my local beach. It’s clearly marked as 925 and a lovely tarnish to it.
There are a few more videos over on my metal detecting Youtube channel and plenty more to come.
When beach metal detecting, many can fall into the trap of thinking that its only the winter where the sand gets removed from the beach, or that only a certain area of a beach can produce the better finds.
It’s also very easy to fall into a rut of only going to a certain beach at a certain time. As I have said many times before, the beach can change over night at any time of the year and if anyone else says any different, don’t listen.
For myself, beach metal detecting means fresh air and a load of modern finds and of course the usual trash. There are a number of beaches which I have found older stuff on and always return to these to see what is producing, but normally it’s newer finds and trash.
I don’t think there is any other hobby I enjoy as much as metal detecting / treasure hunting and beach metal detecting never stops amazing me as to what can come out of the sand. The hobby can be very rewarding, and sometimes really lucrative, for those willing to put in the time on the beach.
I say lucrative, as at the height of the summer the beach is always replenished with great new finds from the thousands of people flocking to the beach to enjoy the sun.
I am always amazed as to what comes out of the ground when metal detecting, and certainly when beach metal detecting. The beach is always being replenished with new finds and you just nerver really know what your next signal will reveal.
Silver hammered coins are always great to find and I see them as little disks of art, and each one has it’s own character. I am also amazed that you never know what will turn up when metal detecting and today’s club search was an eventful one.
Beach metal detecting secrets – Lugworms could hold the key!
All beaches can be different and you need to adapt these secrets to your given beach. With this in mind, here’s an interesting beach metal detecting secret I want to share with you. It will help you find more and it has certainly helped me over the years.
I often get asked why I go metal detecting / treasure hunting? There are some who think I am totally mad getting up before first light to be on the beach for sun up, or walking around a field with my head down listening for the faint signals of lost hammered coins..
When you are metal detecting you just never know what will come to light and what will be starring at you from the bottom of the next hole you dig. That is one of the joys of metal detecting and the find shown here was one of those very unexpected finds.
I have been told it is Roman and it was certainly found on a site where Roman material had been found in the past.