Metal Detecting At The Beach

Have you ever gone to the beach and watched a guy strolling down the waters edge metal detector in hand. That guy is not just searching for pocket change. He is looking for and most likely finding buried treasure. For the purpose of this article we will focus on Beach and Water prospecting. Learn why Metal detecting can be enjoyed as a hobby by those of all ages. Its one of the only activities that can quickly pay for itself while providing the hobbyist with outdoor fun, adventure and exercise.

Captain Daniel Berg has developed a handy ebook guide to help beach prospectors find more fun and valuables in and around the water. The 68 pages in the book cover anything a person needs to know to get started looking for treasures at beaches and at depth. It starts with descriptions of the various detectors’ features, explaining which are useful at different locations. He then suggests techniques that could improve the odds of returning from an outing with valuables instead of bottle caps and other junk.

The book with the title of ‘Beach and Water Treasure Hunting with Metal Detectors‘ defines water and beach detecting into five distinct forms of treasure hunting. Please be aware that many of these types of detecting overlap. For example a beach hunter with a water proof detector will often venture into the shallow surf in search of gold rings and a scuba diver could certainly use his same detector on the dry beach. This article teaches the basics as well as tricks of the trade learned form years of detecting. These techniques make it easy and will greatly increase your productivity. Anyone can discover lost gold and this book will show you how.

Sections in the book include Hunting The Dry Beach, Shallow Surf, Wading, Scuba And Shipwreck Detecting.and includes a review of the best types of metal detectors to use ( Vlf, Pulse Induction And Multi Frequency Metal Detectors )

Metal Detectingbookcover









Part time treasure hunters have always found the beach to be a favorite location to do metal detecting whether they are novices or experts at the hobby. There are many reasons why but the main one is that beaches are always used by loads of people, particularly on weekends and during Summer holidays and their multiple activities there can often cause them to go careless with their valuables. Coins, rings and other valuables can easily get lost in the sand because they get buried in no time under all those piles the moment they are dropped, and a metal detector is the perfect search device to find them them with.

Here is a video which illustrates how easy it is to find metallic objects on the beach using a metal detector.


If you need top research material to assist you with your  metal detecting at the beach I fully recommend you reading the book Beach and Water Treasure Hunting with Metal Detectors

Also Amazon has a great selection of metal detector equipment for sale. Here are a few items that are worth checking out.

Enjoy lots of success with your metal detecting!

James Kellyjk1

There is a great range of metal detectors at Amazon

One of the most exciting activities, or hobbies, is that of prospecting for Gold. Prospecting is also known as fossicking. It involves physical labor and a lot of walking or horseback riding and it can be done by panning, sifting or outcrop investigation and probing the soil using metal detectors.
Today modern prospectors rely on training, study of geology and prospecting technology. This includes geological mapping, rock assay analysis and sometimes just intuition of the prospector.

Metal Detectors are invaluable for gold prospectors. They can detect gold nuggets in the soil down to about 3 feet to 15 feet depending on the device used and the operators hearing ability.

When considering buying metal detectors one of the very first things you must take into consideration when making a decision is your budget. This may not be an easy thing for you especially if you are new to this. So, take the time out to learn about metal detecting first before finally buying any. If you are only going gold fossicking as a part time hobby then it is wise that you find a metal detector that is initially not too costly. Make sure that you do not go overboard with your hobby expenses considering that you are only a beginner. Should you, later on, consider that metal detecting is a thing for you, having gained lots of experience from previous gold prospecting trips then you can just buy another more expensive metal detector in the future.

Amazon has a great range of metal detectors that can be used for searching for gold and which, if proper research has previously been done of the ground to be explored and type of metal detector you need for the ground conditions, will greatly improve your chances of finding those elusive and precious gold nuggets. Here are a few to check out:-

I hope you enjoy looking through my store and good luck on your next prospecting trip.

jk1James Kelly

High Wycombe, Western Australia,6057