Southport for a break.

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Southport for a break.

Post by Pav » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:59 pm

Going to be in Southport with the better half, whilst she is using the Spa planning on escaping to the beach. I know Blackpool but not Southport. What are the local beaches like? PI or will I need discrimination?

I also can't find tide timetables on the web far enough ahead. Anybody know when low is on 25th Oct? By my reckoning it must be about midday?

Thanks for the help. Not asking directions to your treasure spots, just a bit of local info so I know which machine to bring and if I will have to do the drive to Blackpool or if the sands at Southport offer some fun.

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Re: Southport for a break.

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Re: Southport for a break.

Post by Pav » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:03 pm

cheers Doug,
anyone any idea re. the beaches? Looks like southport has a long pier. Wifes booking in for her spa treatments at lowtide coincidently ;)) and non the wiser for :;@

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Re: Southport for a break.

Post by Doug » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:09 pm

Sorry wrong end of the country for me.

I use the link to try and plan ahead but use a local tide table which just covers 7 days only which gives more local locations.

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Re: Southport for a break.

Post by Koala » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:11 pm

Not tried Southport. Most of the beaches around Blackpool are best with a multi frequency machine or PI. North of Blackpool there are a few the a normal VLF will work okay. Had success at fleetwood only spent an hour or so but got a few pound coins so not done to death. Plenty of iron on the beaches north of Blackpool so PI might not be ideal here.

Hopefully someone can fill you in on the lower beaches

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Re: Southport for a break.

Post by Pav » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:55 am

Cheers,
Yep hav multi freq. and a pi, but will only bring one.
Blackpool was ok at low with the pi.
Just not been to southport.
Going to watch this storm today, hopefully some local sands to me will move a bit.

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Re: Southport for a break.

Post by stargazer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:35 pm

Southport has a strange beach. They say the tide never comes in there, as you can't see the sea as it is that far away.

When I was a kid they used to park all their cars on it.It is huge.

In the 1920's Sir Henry Segrave broke the World land speed record there as the beach is so vast.

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Re: Southport for a break.

Post by Pav » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:15 pm

To conclude and feedback for others;

I didn't end up detecting Southport. It is as mentioned a bit strange, there isn't much depth of water even at the end of the pier. I also oddly seemed to miss seeing the tide come in.... If it ever did!

Muddy and hazard to the right of the pier, looks like sketchy mud. To the left looks OK to detect.
Parking is expensive, and lots of carpark video eyes so don't get caught out as they scan your plate and link it to your ticket purchase. There is cheap options to park in the carpark with the Nandos, Premier Inn etc just check the rules. Also behind B&M is 50p an hour.

Something I found out whilst up there is the sea front used to be much further inland, even as recent as the 1920s. The Royal Clifton hotel used to be on the sea front, but now you have a lake, gardens, shops and a prom before you reach the sea. So that may impact on finds, but then who knows how the sand was moved during the landscaping and the reclaim of the land from sea.

Please check my historical explanation above for yourself as I could have misunderstood.

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Re: Southport for a break.

Post by Iced Tiger » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:47 pm

Only tried Southport beach twice, the first time we had a few modern coins, to the right of the pier we picked up a lot of cinder/coke lumps. We went back a couple of weeks later and the cinder/coke lumps where all over the top of the beach. Had to give up in the end ;;z .
We mainly frequent Marine Beach at Fleetwood, lot of iron lately, but modern coinage and the odd bit of bling and pre decimal as well. ::g

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