When is the best time to go beach detecting?

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When is the best time to go beach detecting?

Post by tcawood » Wed May 15, 2019 8:02 pm

I'm in Whitby, planning on detecting tomorrow but I've never beach detected before... So when is the best time of day for beach detecting?

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Re: When is the best time to go beach detecting?

Post by Junior » Wed May 15, 2019 8:07 pm

Low tide would b good ... any rips in the sand ....Look before u go where people sit would be idea....take a carry bag for the rubbish u are going to dig....'re fill your holes and try and b courteous. .. . U can sometimes feel like the pied piper with kids following u ...have fun ::g

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Re: When is the best time to go beach detecting?

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:18 pm

Just looked at tide times for Whitby tomorrow. Low tide 9.00 hrs next one 21.50hrs.
Odd timed to fit in with but you do have 3 hours either side, going out and coming in, when there should be enough beach to detect.
Try not to get in amongst the visitors, they don’t seem to like you detecting around the edges of their beach towels for some reason x;
As said above look out for dips and depressions in the sand also pebbly areas. If you get there early enough ask around, see if you can find out where the Ice Cream van parks. The locals coiners will prob. already have been around it but worth a try.

Have fun, good luck ::g

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Re: When is the best time to go beach detecting?

Post by fred » Wed May 15, 2019 9:31 pm

Where you decide to dig usually dictates when you need to be there. Always difficult to decide where to detect on a beach that you don't know though.

Generally wet sand for jewellery and dry sand for coins but there is lots of crossover. Places where the sand scours down to rock, pebbles or clay can be good.

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Re: When is the best time to go beach detecting?

Post by paul68 » Thu May 16, 2019 2:17 pm

I always like to start beach detecting a couple of hours before low tide and follow it out, that way you have a chance of fresh targets.

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