1. Have a good look at the beach and see where most people congregate. Not a good idea to disturb people while they are on the beach, they take a dim view of
that. Take a notebook and sketch where they are and come back later as the beach empty's then start.
2. Make sure you grid search so that you do not go over the same ground. A simple way of doing this is to drag one foot slightly and it will leave a mark. Having
left the lines in the sand you are grid searching.
3. Keep the head of your detector very close to the ground and don't swing it like an incense pot or you will miss things.
4. Keep discrimination as low as possible. You may pick up a bit of junk, but you can be sure that the detector is not missing anything.
5. If you want to search the beach whilst people are there. Go down onto the wet sand and see if you can pick up any coin lines.
Best way to do this, is once you find one coin, pile the sand up a little bit so that you have a reference point and go along the beach parallel with the shore line
and see if you pick up another coint. If no luck, go back to the pile of sand and go in the opposite direction. Still no luck go up and down the beach from your
reference point. If still no joy, zig-zag along the the beach until the next find and try again.
It all takes a lot of patience, but if you search diligently and grid search, hopefully you will be rewarded. Keep going back to the same beach, especiall if the tide takes
a lot of the top sand off as the depth of the sand to the under clay or gravel [bedrock] is very important. The lower the depth of sand, hopefully you will find more coins and jewellery cannot sink any further.
Further to my earlier answer. If you find small rocks, pull them away and go over the ground with your detector, even the larger ones, turn your metal detector on its side to go between the rocks as you should still get a reading if there is something there. Certain beaches will have tides that swirl around the rocks and deposit 'goodies' there. I know as I have often been rewarded with this type of search. Another thing to watch out for is 'glory holes'. This is where coins and jewellery are deposited in one place. This may be caused by cross current at certain points of the beach. If you find one, remember where it is, because there is every chance that more will be deposited at a later date, or when there have been storms. Always have a long handle sturdy screwdriver, as it often possible to find coins that have been pushed into the cracks in rocks, and hopefully you can lever them out. Hope I am not telling you what you already know. And, best of luck in your searches. I expect you have some cracking beaches over there.Linkback:
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