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  1. #1
    us
    NJ

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000
    3,245
    102 times
    Metal Detecting

    Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    I'm reasonably new to MDing and I've had some luck on dry land but want to try beach hunting. I tried it when I was down in Mexico and found two gold rings and one silver in a short time frame now I'm hooked. From what I've read you can hunt the north beaches on the outer banks but the southern ones are off limits.

    I will be in Corrola in August and wanted to know if there were any TNeters from the area that could direct me to some good places I could try out. Also what is the best time of year to hunt the Outer Banks since I have access all year round. May plan another trip if there is a better time. I'm not only interested in beaches so if you have a dry land recommendation in the area please let me know.

    Now I just have to purchase a good surf detector before August....$$$.

    Thanks in advance for your input.
    NJ

  2. #2

    Dec 2006
    106

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    you need to check and make sure you are not in national sea shore area

  3. #3
    True confederate soldier

    Aug 2005
    Currituck County, NC
    Minelab
    857
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    Best time of the year is during winter timeframe, when the sand is at its lowest.
    "The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed."

  4. #4

    Oct 2006
    Eastern NC-Pirate Country!
    Garrett Ace 250 Gtp 1350 Bounty Hunter Pioneer
    20

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    Right after Easter Weekend and Memorial Day weekend should do you proud too. Lots of folks from NJ, NY, and PA go there. Surprisingly enough, it is not that popular for NC residents unless they go to fish in the surf.
    Old enough to know better and too old not to have!!

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2007
    Mechanicsville
    Fisher CZ 70
    95
    1 times

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    cryptodave is correct. Look for a cut or a low, narrow beach. Any beach will produce treasure if you know what to look for.
    A cut (or a bowl) that just happens to form on a beach does not necessary need a wind or a storm to create. Sometimes nature just works that way. A cut may be a slight drop off or even a large drop off.
    Be careful whild driving on the beach near the waters edge. There are drop off's that are bottomless.
    These are 2 pics from the Corolla area.

    Also, I will add a couple pics of a bowl and a smaller cut that all produced Treasure. remember, you do not necessary have to be in a populated beach to find treasure. I have found rings and treasure miles from the nearest cottage.
    Remember, any beach can produce treasure....
    All we have to do is find it.
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    THE OUTER BANKS WILL ALWAYS BE MY HOME; GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD FOOD, AND GOOD BEACHES.
    DANNY (OBX)

  6. #6
    us
    NJ

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000
    3,245
    102 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    Thanks everyone...I will have fun searching the surf. Now I just need to purchase the surf detector.

    Treasure Detector - thanks for the pics.

  7. #7
    us
    NJ

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000
    3,245
    102 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    Well I be down in the Outer Banks May 4th through the 7th for a Cinco De Mayo (sp?) party. I'm going to try to get out with the DFX - I'm still looking for a surf detector for the longer trip in August. Wish me luck...

    NJ

  8. #8

    Mar 2007
    Cape Fear, NC
    XLT,Double Eagle
    392

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    http://www.outerbanksnc.net/ship.html Try this it should have what you are looking for.

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2006
    New Bern, NC
    Ace 250
    46

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    exanimo redux- I sure wish we could still detect Shackleford. I made it there this past Monday and spent a few hours wandering around. I was wondering if you had been to where diamond city was? Are there any ruins or anything to see? The ferry I took put me on the opposite end of the island and it's a 9 mile hike to the other end.

    When you camped out where abouts did you camp? And when you detected did you find anything?

    Thanks alot for what ever info you can give.

    Also looking to find other spots that still allow detecting along the coast. I am in New Bern and wandering down Beaufort way more and more.

    Thanks!

  10. #10
    us
    NJ

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000
    3,245
    102 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    Well came back yesterday empty handed. The only day I could have gone detecting was Friday but since I got down there are 3am after working all day Thursday I decided to sleep in...figured I would have three more full days to detect. Went to the Cinco de Mayo party on Friday night. Woke up on Saturday to gale force winds that were up over 40 mph at points and the wind did not stop until Tuesday morning when I was packing up the truck. Figures.. I'm hoping for better weather in August when I go back.

    One cool thing that did happen was a shipwreck was exposed. We have an old wreck right in front of the house that usually only has 6 inches showing but most of the time it is completely covered. During this storm so much sand was blown away that a good two feet was stinking out of the sand. The wood beams that were exposed were a good 16' feet long and there was some kind of metal wheel stuck to the beams in what looks to be tar. I would have taken pictures but I was afraid the sand storm would ruin the digital camera.

    HH

    NJ

  11. #11

    Jul 2007
    Lancaster, PA
    DFX
    73

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    I'm heading down to OBX the first week in October for a week w/ my girlfriend's family. I believe we'll be near Avon, NC. Anyone have any experience there? Any info/advice would be much appreciated!

    Thanks!

  12. #12

    Jul 2007
    N.C.
    Minelab Sovereign GT and Garrett Seahunter mark 2. Treasure Mate pinpointerer
    324

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    great surf fishing! i wish you the best! ben

  13. #13

    Jul 2007
    Lancaster, PA
    DFX
    73

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    Looks like I answered my own question...I was so amped about using my new DFX down there for a week and as I'm sure most of you already know almost all of OBX (including Avon, where I will be staying) is off limits as OBX is designated a nationa sea shore. I guess everything there will always be there...buried...for no one to enjoy.

  14. #14

    Jun 2006
    Eastern N. Carolina
    62

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    Looks like I answered my own question...I was so amped about using my new DFX down there for a week and as I'm sure most of you already know almost all of OBX (including Avon, where I will be staying) is off limits as OBX is designated a nationa sea shore. I guess everything there will always be there...buried...for no one to enjoy. Sad
    3 words come to mind - "cover of darkness"

  15. #15

    Mar 2007
    594
    3 times

    Re: Beach Huniting on the Outer Banks

    Two words come to mind: "Bail Money"


 

 
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