Certain areas you are prohibited from metal detecting
From the south Nags Head line to Oregon Inlet
One rule to remember, if you are on any of the National Seashore you cannot metal detect.
The beaches starting in South Nags Head all the way north to the VA state line are open for metal detecting.
Of course you should always check the local laws before detecting.
My most recent Outer Banks treasures
On my last vacation we were staying in Duck. Every morning I metal detected for about two hours.
My searching found a couple rings and a small piece of jewelry, several modern coins, fishing lures and match box cars.
It was a great time on the beach even though there was no gold and diamonds found.
Best Time To Metal Detect For Lost Beach Treasures
Treasure hunting at the Outer Banks can be rewarding any time of the year.
If you are interested in finding old relics and treasures from the sunken ships of the
Graveyard of the Atlantic, you will have greater success during the months of November to April.
During this time, the stronger surf erodes away the beach and exposes buried ships and their lost
This is not the time for the fair weather person to search for treasure. The winds are strong and the surf
is rough, making for cold and unpleasant conditions.
But if you are willing to dress for the weather and brave the conditions, you may be rewarded with some lost treasures
from one of the old sunken ships. Don't forget about those items lost during the summer tourist season.
If you find yourself drawn to the Outer Banks by stories of Blackbeard's treasure and the treasures of sunken
vessels along the Diamond Shoals, you will want to add a good metal detector to your packing list and come
join us treasure hunters on the Outer Banks.
Treasures found while beach metal detecting
If you have been metal detecting on the beaches where you like to visit. This is the place to show off the Treasures you have found.
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