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Virginia Beach question.
Posted by: Big Red
Date: July 01, 2017 01:10AM
Headed to Virginia Beach area in a few weeks
Plan on detecting the beach, any laws pertaining to hunting the beach that I need to know. Thanks!

Re: Virginia Beach question.
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: July 01, 2017 07:07PM
I was down last fall... just use common sense and courtesy when operating around people, fill your holes in and enjoy... you should be ok from rudees inlet all the way up to but NOT including Fort story military base... VA beach has always been detecting friendly. .. i would recommend you watch some of gravediggermax detecting videos, will give you a good idea of how things operate there...

Re: Virginia Beach question.
Posted by: Big Red
Date: July 02, 2017 08:50PM
Thanks a bunch

Re: Virginia Beach question.
Posted by: nolanation
Date: July 04, 2017 12:09PM
Good luck there. Tons of sand and a steep tide drop makes detecting difficult, unless you just plan on trying the dry sand. My parents live near there, so I have detected there often.


Re: Virginia Beach question.
Posted by: Stogger
Date: July 12, 2017 11:55AM
Just confirming what others already said. I go on a semi regular basis and VA Beach has always been detector friendly to me. Also be courteous/common sense to the guys who comb the beach at night. When they come, you move out of the way. I've seen another detectorist cause trouble with one of these guys; it would be nice to continue detecting here.

Be careful where you park!

I choose to go at night or more unpopulated place during the day, especially if you are in the surf. The surf gets rough and potential for your shovel to clip a kid or someone if detecting with a crowd. Just common sense. Good luck! I'm headed down tonight or this weekend...

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