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  1. #1
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    just a amigo

    Aug 2007
    Tavares,FL.
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    beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    just wondering, how big or deep can one dig a hole when on the florida coast treasure hunting before it is illegal? providing it is between the dunes and water line...
    take care everyone, ozzy

  2. #2

    Dec 2007
    Culdesac, Idaho
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    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    I don't know about Florida, but over on the Oregon and Washington coast, people are digging up the beach all the time in search of clams. I've seen these get around waist deep.

    I don't think it really matters how deep you dig as long as the hole gets filled back in. I doubt you'd be able to get too far before you hit water anyway.

  3. #3

    Dec 2007
    103

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    6-8 feet!

    Has to be by hand with shovel or scoop. Can't bring backhoe on the beach!

    Make sure to fill back holes!

  4. #4
    Cappy Z.

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    Quote Originally Posted by vulcan007
    6-8 feet!

    Has to be by hand with shovel or scoop. Can't bring backhoe on the beach!

    Make sure to fill back holes!
    Vulcan007, How tall are you?

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2007
    FL
    Explor II, seamk
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    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???




    Big Foot!!!

  6. #6
    us
    just a amigo

    Aug 2007
    Tavares,FL.
    minelab excal.
    92
    2 times
    Shipwrecks

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    that's a good point allen...thanks vulcan, i do not know if i could or would want to dig that deep...

  7. #7

    Dec 2007
    103

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    Quote Originally Posted by Cappy Z.
    Quote Originally Posted by vulcan007
    6-8 feet!

    Has to be by hand with shovel or scoop. Can't bring backhoe on the beach!

    Make sure to fill back holes!
    Vulcan007, How tall are you?
    6'3''

    I know guys that dug 6-8 ft holes in S Fla

    scubaozzy - 2-3 feet no problem in Florida. Just cover hole after!

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2007
    Canaberal de Ayzm
    GMHCX3
    128

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    There is an art to digging on the beach. You start your hole wide of the diameter you intend to dig or you shall be digging twice or triple as you intended.
    And there is water under the sand where it reaches mean sealevel.
    So dig wide and down.

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2007
    wakeman, ohio
    J.W.FISHERS pulse 8x
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    Shipwrecks

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    I have not had anyone say anything here in ohio but I do fill them in and take out alot of trash. most people are just happy that I cleaned up the beach.
    them that dive will be the lucky ones !!

  10. #10
    us
    discovering & preserving our past for future generations

    Dec 2004
    Aquapulse, DetectorPro Headhunter, Fisher F75
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    Shipwrecks

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    You'll know when you've dug deep enough when the beach patrol shows up.

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2004
    lake mary florida
    Wesmar SHD700SS Side Scan Sonar,U/W Mac 1 Turbo Aquasound by American Electronics,Fisher 1280x,Aquasound UW md,Aqua pulse AQ1B
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    I dug a hole half the size of my truck down to almost 6 feet deep to retrieve a 400 year old 80 lb ships deadeye.I dug it with my hands and a sand scoop.I learned after this hole to bring a large shovel.
    Millions of dollars of Spanish treasure await those who would dare brave the eye of the hurricane.

  12. #12
    us
    Sep 2005
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    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    Where were they when someone left a huge hole in the beach at Bonsteel !
    I think I am going to get me a paint gun and some purple paint pellets and plaster their "tush" next time I see them walk away from a hole like that without filling it in !
    That thing was there for months afterwards ! It was really irritating. Right in the line of a walking area.

    itmaiden




    Quote Originally Posted by mad4wrecks
    You'll know when you've dug deep enough when the beach patrol shows up.

  13. #13
    us
    just a amigo

    Aug 2007
    Tavares,FL.
    minelab excal.
    92
    2 times
    Shipwrecks

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    thanks for the info. on this everyone...

  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2004
    lake mary florida
    Wesmar SHD700SS Side Scan Sonar,U/W Mac 1 Turbo Aquasound by American Electronics,Fisher 1280x,Aquasound UW md,Aqua pulse AQ1B
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    Sometimes i dig really deep holes on the beach then sit back and see how many other out of state tourist treasure hunters fall in.Then i cover my holes up.
    Millions of dollars of Spanish treasure await those who would dare brave the eye of the hurricane.

  15. #15
    us
    just a amigo

    Aug 2007
    Tavares,FL.
    minelab excal.
    92
    2 times
    Shipwrecks

    Re: beach digging..how big a hole can one dig legally???

    or you can just tell them there is a treasure chest down there but you got tired of digging and then walk away....

 

 

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