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    Urgent! Help me find a SOCAL beach!

    Hoping I can get some quick advice. I am in Southern California on a business/pleasure trip until Monday and brought my metal detector with me. First time detecting at beaches. Yesterday I went to Santa Monica Beach and was sorely disappointed at the results. Ended up with 51 cents in clad. But the most surprising thing is that there was hardly any trash hits either. So I guess they rake those beaches regularly with some sort of machinery. So my question for folks who know Souther California is where to go that they donít have raked beaches? Help! Was so looking forward to beach detecting.

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    Jan 2016
    NW Arcanslaw / SW Misery
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    They probably get raked by a dozen metal detectors every night.

    Good luck, just keep swingin'
    ďDuring the gold rush its a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.Ē Mark Twain

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    Scotland, Aye !!

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    Try the beach at the Venice Pier; and enjoy the scenery of the 'locals'.
    Also work the sand south of the pier on the Venice Peninsula; down to the channel.
    I used to live on the peninsula and find $1.00 in change after worik, before dinner, just about every day.
    Don.......

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    Step one: Go to Southern California

    Step two: walk west until you are in ocean water

    Step three: Go east a smidge

    Congratz your on the beach!
    can_slaw and GA_Boy like this.

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    Urgent! Help me find a SOCAL beach!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nashvegas View Post
    Hoping I can get some quick advice. I am in Southern California on a business/pleasure trip until Monday and brought my metal detector with me. First time detecting at beaches. Yesterday I went to Santa Monica Beach and was sorely disappointed at the results. Ended up with 51 cents in clad. But the most surprising thing is that there was hardly any trash hits either. So I guess they rake those beaches regularly with some sort of machinery. So my question for folks who know Souther California is where to go that they donít have raked beaches? Help! Was so looking forward to beach detecting.
    I was south of the pier today and pulled over $9.00 in clad from the dry. Saw another guy there so I went the opposite directions. Also found a heavy silver pin in the surf. My last three hunts there have brought no less than $9 in clad and at least 1 keeper.
    Last edited by redcobra8u; Oct 13, 2017 at 03:37 PM.

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    Go to Newport Beach then stop at the Huntington Beach pier. Best of luck!


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

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    Try Malibu for some real excitement. Great history and a point break that should shove some goodies up on the sand.


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

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    Beach Volleyball courts would be my firsts, if you are into jewelry.
    ďDuring the gold rush its a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.Ē Mark Twain

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    Thanks much guys!!!

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    Luke

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    Volleyball nets are always my first stop. When nothing works just keep swinging!
    Keep calm and GO METAL DETECTING!
    Proverbs 16:16
    Luke 15:8

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    Just an FYI.... MOST SoCal beaches get hit by detectors. Everyone's back in school now so there's not a lot of recent drops. Kinda like "off season" now. Touristy places like venice or Huntington Beach pier area is a pretty good bet. Also the beach groomers don't grab the small stuff like coins and rings. Mostly for bottles, cans and larger assorted trash. HH
    Last edited by TommyB; Oct 14, 2017 at 06:01 PM.

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    I don't know if they rake the beach with a machine or not. The other possibility would be detectorists digging the trash because gold rings will ID as just about anything. Gold rings like to slip off fingers in waste deep water, but many don't have underwater detectors and the ocean can be dangerous.

    I live in Minnesota so we don't have ocean beaches but we have lake beaches. In that soft sand, things get deep quickly. I prefer the solid earth under grass to try for older coins. Santa Monica had 37,146 people in 1930, when 1800s coins were still in circulation, but even in harder ground they may be too deep to detect. Best wishes.

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    Feb 2005
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    Finding little trash at a beach is a sure sign that the beach is being combed clean on a regular basis by locals - They take the trash because they don't want to be digging up the same bottle cap over and over.

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    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
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    SOCal is everything South of San Fran. Big place. I like T street San Clemente. I pulled two gold rings from one hole there. It is less searched with detectorists. Seldom see swingers there
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

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    Sep 2017
    Irvine, CA
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    Huntington Beach, by the pier (So. side) has a TON of trash (nuts/bolts, screws, washers etc)..remember, this is where they have the world surfing champion contests, Paintball tournaments and numerous other events...why does this matter? they build the grandstands and bleachers ON THE BEACH. SO naturally, when these stands are built and disassembled, lots of construction fasteners are dropped.

    There are better places to "hunt"...a bit farther south to Huntington State, by the volleyball nets are good. Have fun!

 

 
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