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Title: Aberavon Beach Today
Post by: The Doc on November 02, 2008, 10:24:13 PM
I was out on Aberavon beach this afternoon, and found all of 12 pence plus ring pulls, part of a mobile phone and the top off a Thermos. I did see a couple of other detectorists in the far distance - was anyone from here on the beach and if so how did you get on?

Title: Re: Aberavon Beach Today
Post by: BottyBurp (Kris) on November 03, 2008, 05:36:00 AM
The only beach I used to detect on was WSM, but that's out now ever since the fire on the Pier!
I do occasionaly detect in Devon when I'm on holiday though.
Stick at it Pete, I'm sure you will be rewarded sometime  :)

Title: Re: Aberavon Beach Today
Post by: Richy on November 03, 2008, 07:26:56 PM
I went to Aberavon beach with Dragonsbreath (Thanks Paul) a couple of months ago, I took my MXT which proved to be useless on wet sand but he did ok with his explorer searching on the low tide line,Among his finds he had a couple of coins, a huge gold plated earring and a nice commemerative medallion from Lourdes dated 1930something.

 I took the motorhome to Brean Sands 3 weeks ago and had a few days on the beach with the DFX, had about 20 quid in spendables and a nice silver bracelet.

Phil, During the fire at WSM pier thousands of coins fell onto the sand beneath the pier and they put barriers up to stop anybody helping themselves to the spoils. I don't know if the rest of the beach is out of bounds...perhaps somebody can enlighten us.


Title: Re: Aberavon Beach Today
Post by: Burge on November 03, 2008, 07:38:22 PM
I’ve become a little disillusioned with beach hunting, prior to the foot and mouth outbreak back in 2001, it was a very lucrative pastime, loads of coins, jewellery, phones and all the other paraphernalia that people took to the beach. I’m now hard pushed to find enough loose change to cover the car parking charges.
From where I live, there are 25 nice sandy beaches, all within an hour and a half drive. I have found that most of them are being detected quite frequently. I have to blame the foot and mouth outbreak, and the resulting shortage of detectable land for attracting detectorists to the beaches in the first place.
Eerr…sorry chaps, rant over  :-[

Title: Re: Aberavon Beach Today
Post by: Richy on November 04, 2008, 08:56:47 PM
Phil, I didn't see a shipwreck at Brean,You don't mean Aberavon do you?

The Amazon was wrecked and washed ashore in the 1800's I think. You can still what remains of it if you look at the beach nearest the steelworks. The steelworks owns the beach in that area and you are not allowed to go near the wreck. So there! lol. :D


Title: Re: Aberavon Beach Today
Post by: dragonsbreath(Paul) on November 07, 2008, 12:49:29 AM
Only just noticed this post lol...
Hello to all...
Well Pete Myself and Peter were on Aberavon that date so probably us
I had a few Squid and Peter had 2 gold rings one gents signet very nice
and a "playboy" ring with a few coloured stones in plus one
gold earring... at least it stayed dry ...PaulB. 8)

Title: Re: Aberavon Beach Today
Post by: ancientpat on November 12, 2008, 04:57:13 PM
Had my first gold coin on Aberavon beach 20 years ago, a Edward vii half sovereign in the middle of a row of sixpences !!!!!!

                                           Ancientpat ;) ;)

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