Look for heavy objects – fishing weights could mean gold on the beach!
You know what it’s like when you’re our beach metal detecting and finding those old fishing weights time after time. It can be a drag and when I first started metal detecting on the beach I used to get frustrated and move on from areas where I kept picking out these fishing weights.
Learn form my mistake a see why finding those heavy fishing weights is a good thing!
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. . . .
In the correct place at the correct time – beach metal detecting fun!
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.
5 more beach metal detecting tips to help you find more
Beach metal detecting can be a fascinating hobby and there are times when it can be very lucrative. With me saying this, don’t rush out and buy a beach metal detector and expect to get rich quick. Beach metal detecting is great and you will find coins and jewelery if you put the time in. Like many hobbies you need to know how to use your metal detector correctly (make sure you buy a metal detector that can handle the wet salt sand while you are metal detecting on the beach) how to read the beach and the best conditions to search in. Below you will find 5 more tips to help you find more while metal detecting on the beach. Continue reading →
Hours of fun with this cheap kids metal detector, and see it in action!
You can’t go far wrong with this kids metal detector, as it’s cheap and actually works as a metal detector. See it in action below on our quick dry sand test at the local beach.
It was great fun and we will certainly be back when its warmer.
I have reviewed a few metal detectors for kids and this review focuses on the Ferrous / non-ferrous metal detector. It’s small enough to be used by children of all sizes and can be adjusted. It’s lightweight, can be used for long periods of time and has a set of simple, effective controls and functionality. Above all, it actually works as a functioning metal detector (see it in action below) that can pick up metal objects to a reasonable depth. A great choice as a kids metal detector and one that will offer hours of fun.
Some great metal detecting finds can be had at Torre Abbey Sands.
If you are looking for a flat sandy beach in Torbay to do a bit of beach metal detecting on, then Torre Abbey Sands in Torquay is certainly a beach to consider!
With a flat open surface, fine sand and very easy access, it will certainly give a up a few modern finds over the summer months.
This is one of my favourite beaches in the bay and one that has thrown up a few nice finds over the years.
With years of metal detecting under my belt, I have been metal detecting on numerous beaches in my time. Beach metal detecting can be a very rewarding hobby and sometimes lucrative. I will not give away all the great hotspots on this beach, as half the fun is finding them for yourself and having a great time doing it.
Minelab are one of the best and well know producers of metal detectors for many sectors. One of these sectors being the hobby Market and the Minelab Explorer XS is one of the best full band spectum metal detectors on the market.
As a user of a Minelab Explorer XS metal detector I am a little bias, but I can safely say that without a doubt, Minelab metal detectors are some of the deepest, most accurate metal detectors money can buy. It’s a metal detector that is backed up with a company that is second to none in the quality of it’s metal detecting units.
The Minelab Explorer XS has been surpassed by newer Minelab metal detectors but still has it’s place well and truly at the top of it’s game. With newer Minelab metal detectors on the market, the Minelab Explorer XS has an advantage (I certainly see it as an advantage) in that you can buy one of these top rated metal detectors at a fraction of their original price.
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.