You never really know what you are walking over when you’re on the beach in the summer and some of my beach metal detector finds back this up, take a look below! I often go metal detecting on the beach in the winter, at the same location I take the children during the summer, and I’m always stunned as to what comes out of the sand.
Beach metal detecting can be fun and very lucrative as I have certainly found out over the years. It’s amazing what you can find and you just never know what’s down there. Most of the time it’s trash and modern coins but sometimes you strike it lucky and find some great stuff. The two finds in the videos above where found a few years ago during major storms and really made my day, but I wasn’t prepared for some of the reactions to follow. . . .
5 Beach metal detecting tips that will help you find more!
There’s nothing like beach metal detecting on a bright summers morning with that anticipation in the air that you just might find something great. It can be a very addictive hobby, and very lucrative at times, as you just never know what you may find. The beach can hold all sorts of finds (along with lots of trash) but not knowing what is going to turn up is something I love about the hobby.
I have been metal detecting / treasure hunting for 20 years and this will be the first in a series of articles where I pass on some of that metal detecting knowledge. We start with a few tips on beach metal detecting and I hope some tips will help you find more!
handle the ground. This is due to the high salt content of the sand and muds combined with the salt water. If beach metal detecting is your passion then make sure your metal detector of choice can handle the ground conditions.
For myself I chose the Minelab Explorer XS, Explorer (Minelab Explorer Review) which is a quality, all round metal detector with full band spectrum detecting. It will handle many ground types and situations, including the harsh conditions on beaches. In general, this particular metal detector is for the more advanced user and can take a lot of getting used to, but has superb handling and performance.