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    ca
    Dec 2018
    Elora, ON
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    Visiting Orlando Jan 19-24

    With all of the cold and ice up here in the great white north, I figured Id head south to Orlando for a few days. Bring the detector along as I figured Daytona area as well as Clearwater are not that far and I could spend a day on the Atlantic and Gulf side swinging the detector.

    This will be my first time detecting in FL so I was wondering if anyone had any tips on areas to avoid/look out for. The last thing I want to do is end up violating some laws simply by being unaware.

    Thanks for any advice you may have.
    Steve
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    Orlando is like 2 hrs one way to gulf coast beaches and hour to atlantic
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    somewhere between here and there, south of over there but north of that place
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    Orlando is like 2 hrs one way to gulf coast beaches and hour to atlantic
    unless there's a minor fender bender on I-4 then it's 4 hours to the Atlantic and 8 hours to the Gulf. There are a lot of out of state gawkers on that highway and I heard there's a section of it that's deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. of A.

    Presentlly Gulf water temp 64 degrees near Clearwater.
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    ca
    Dec 2018
    Elora, ON
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    Orlando is like 2 hrs one way to gulf coast beaches and hour to atlantic
    Ya. Done the drive over to the Atlantic many times. I stay in Orlando to visit some friends but make day trips to the Daytona area usually. I’ve not been out to the Gulf side on a day trip yet but have stayed on Sanibel many times. If it’s 2 hours min then I’ll probably not make that run. In all likelihood I’ll be day tripping to the east coast for sure. Hopefully for at least 2 days.

    I just picked up my AT Pro last year and had a few ops to swing it on Hilton Head as well as at home but am itching to try some FL beach time. My expectations for finds are not really high, just looking to get some time walking the sand hunting.

    Thanks
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    Colonel

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    Cocoa Beach is about 1 hour from Orlando and St Pete is about 1:45 mins. The Treasure Coast is a bit further south but not a bad drive...2 hours +/-

    If hunting along the treasure coast, stay out of the water. That’s leased area. The beach is fine however.

    The tourist beaches are all fair game.
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    ca
    Dec 2018
    Elora, ON
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelDan View Post
    If hunting along the treasure coast, stay out of the water. That’s leased area. The beach is fine however.

    The tourist beaches are all fair game.
    When you say, stay out of the water, is that up to the high water line or literally in the water?
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    On the Treasure coast don't go any deeper than ankle deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcsteve View Post
    When you say, stay out of the water, is that up to the high water line or literally in the water?
    Mean low tide to the dunes
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    ca
    Dec 2018
    Elora, ON
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    Thanks for the tips all. I'm heading to the coast today and will "stay out of the water". I've also read quite a bit of the treasure beaches report for more perspective on what to look for between the water line and the dunes. Here's to finding more than just bottle caps and pull tabs
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcsteve View Post
    Thanks for the tips all. I'm heading to the coast today and will "stay out of the water". I've also read quite a bit of the treasure beaches report for more perspective on what to look for between the water line and the dunes. Here's to finding more than just bottle caps and pull tabs
    Hey mcsteve, you must have brought the cold down with you! Good luck!
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    "There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind. He will pray and blaspheme and still persevere, and will curse the day he ever heard of it, and will let his last hour come upon him unawares, still believing that he missed it only by a foot..." Joseph Conrad

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    Orlando at 6 A.M.

    Current conditions atOrlando Executive Airport (KORL)

    Lat: 28.55NLon: 81.34WElev: 102ft.

    Smoke
    36F
    2C

    Humidity 50%
    Wind Speed NW 14 G 21 mph
    Barometer 30.16 in (1021.8 mb)
    Dewpoint 19F (-7C)
    Visibility 10.00 mi
    Wind Chill 27F (-3C)
    Last update 22 Jan 5:53 am EST

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    Also, don't walk up the dunes if there are any there. The dunes help prevent erosion.

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    Dig everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD51 View Post
    Also, don't walk up the dunes if there are any there. The dunes help prevent erosion.
    And fill your holes. Plus residents walking beaches dont bother you but will certainly call john law if you dine walk or water walk at a shipwreck beach.

    Oh and here: http://www.mdhtalk.org/articles/beac...15-article.pdf

    good luck
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    "There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind. He will pray and blaspheme and still persevere, and will curse the day he ever heard of it, and will let his last hour come upon him unawares, still believing that he missed it only by a foot..." Joseph Conrad

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    Dec 2019
    NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaSon View Post
    And fill your holes. Plus residents walking beaches don’t bother you but will certainly call john law if you dine walk or water walk at a shipwreck beach.

    Oh and here: http://www.mdhtalk.org/articles/beac...15-article.pdf

    good luck
    Great Article FloridaSon - lots of good info

 

 
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