Re the Blackpool beach, low tide leaves quite a big expanse of beach to detect so when at the water's edge keep one eye on the incoming tide as it can move at quite a pace.
The same applies to a lot of beaches that I know in the South West, eg Weston Super Mare, Burnham and Brean, not only this but these types of beaches also have large areas of sinking mud.
Any time you are detecting this type of beach be very careful and ensure you know the tide times and have a mobile phone for if the worst should happen.
The above might seem very obvious but sadly every year lives are lost on these types of beaches due to people being caught out by the tides and mud.
All common sense really.
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There was some low areas that filled up with water. You need to keep an eye out both towards the sea and the shore. It would be very easy to get stranded on an island as the sea fills up behind you.
I've mentioned this before. Don't walk in a straight line if your detecting on your own. Its easy for someone to sneak up behind you. Walk 20 or so paces one direction and come back. That way you get to see what's going on all around you.
Don't know about Blackpool but there is a lot drug abuse on some of our coast in the NW. A spade over the shoulder and an eye out normally keeps them at bay. Probably not such a big deal during the day.
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