Web Links

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Tide Times.

UK Tide Times ...

Tide Times website for the serious "Wet Sand / Surf hunting" Detectorist.
The calendar view lets you see high and low tide predictions up to 7 days ahead.
You can also purchase yearly calanders for a specific location.

Link to Crown Estates

Terms & Conditions ...

UK Beach Webcams.

UK Beach Webcams. "Live Web Cameras"

The website contains live photos from weather cameras broadcasting 24 hours a day and the webcams are constantly updated. Click on the pictures to go to the source websites, there you will get a bigger image or live video.

Webcam United Kingdom beaches. Live weather streaming web cameras.

258 webcams in United Kingdom (Europe). Watch weather web cameras (photo and video) showing live images. Coastal & inland web cams.

Hallmarks & Makers Marks.

British Hallmarks ;

Online Encyclopedia of Silver marks, Hallmarks and Makers marks.

Links to UK Websites commonly used for Beach and Surf Metal Detecting

The Crown Estate.

Information on Metal Detecting ...

The Treasure Act 1996.
Permissions, Restrictions, Finds.
Obtaining consent.
Detecting in Scotland.
River Thames.

The Crown Estate . Detecting in Scotland

At present maps are not available for foreshore in Scotland, however in contrast to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, there is a general right of access for the public to all beaches and foreshore including those owned by The Crown Estate. Anyone wishing to detect on foreshore in Scotland should read and abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code to ensure they are doing so responsibly:

Scottish Outdoor Access Code....

In addition, we recommend those detecting in Scotland should make themselves familiar with the treasure trove procedures and abide by best practice as suggested by the National Council for Metal Detecting:
Treasure Trove (Scotland)

Finally, all those detecting should be aware that it is a criminal offence to use a metal detector on a scheduled monument without prior written permission from Scottish Ministers. Historic Scotland can provide further guidance on this:
Email Historic Scotland

If anyone has further questions about detecting in Scotland please email:

England, Wales & Ireland.

Anybody wishing to carry out metal detecting on our foreshore is granted a permissive right from The Crown Estate; this permissive right does not apply to the seabed or river beds or any other Crown Estate land. The permissive right is also subject to detectorists adhering to The Treasure Act 1996 and its accompanying code of practice, as well as our terms and conditions. We therefore ask that you read the terms and conditions here before metal detecting on Crown Estate land. Please note that you do not need to notify The Crown Estate that you have read these terms and conditions.

Please first assess that the area of foreshore is owned by The Crown Estate by using our Foreshore and Estuary Map.

Met Office :- Weather forecast.

Port of London Authority.

Thames Foreshore Access for Leisure or Pleasure including Metal Detecting and Digging..

The Met Office Five day weather forecast.


The Met Office provides a wide range of forecasts and warnings to help you make informed decisions about your day to day activities.

Anyone wishing to carry out metal detecting of digging/scraping on the Thames foreshore
requires a permit from the Port of London Auth.

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Met Ofice rainfall map

The Beach Guide.

UK Campsite Guide.

Guide to Britains Beaches ;

Listings on over 1,500 UK Beaches with
photo's ,Maps, Ratings, Comments etc.

UK Campsite ;

A list of camping sites at a beach location or
within 1 mile of a beach.

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