Hi all thank you for helping me to decide to buy an ATX.. I will buy hunting different terrains and metals. One of the things is taking it to the beach. Wet water not out in water but shallow and on wet sand. Beaches can get tricky with little foil and tabs etc. I have a Fisher Gold Bug II and took it to the beach before and what a nightmare as it sounded on everything and drove me nuts! (I am referring to the dry sand which I also want to hit from time to time) because I believe this is good in wet sand areas but how about the dry heavy traffic areas. I am afraid this Garrett ATX might be the same way? Can some of you please chime in to help me to decide if this is right for me? Thank you prior to any thoughts.