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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Hopefully someone can fill you in on the lower beaches
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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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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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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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.