Most recreation areas prohibit the use of metal detectors during june july and august when crowding on the beaches is intense.
Tom morrow innoventions. Though only seasonally open this beach intersects with the labrador and gulf stream currents and is located at the southern edge of hatteras islands hook towards the mainland and as a result produces some of the very best finds on all of. Find a spot on the water thats just right for you and enjoy the beaches of the. Whelks are commonly mistaken for conch shells because of their similarities to the conch shells found on florida beaches including conical shapes and wide openings. Beach treasures in duck on the outer banks is recognized for its collections from renowned jewelry designers as well as gemstones from around the globe.
The outer banks of north carolina can claim in its varied maritime history treasure stories that rival the best. Here both ocean and sound lovers can answer all of their outer banks beach access questions from corolla to hatteras. We bring you all beach and sound side access information along with photos and info on beach safety tides weather water conditions and more. Soda pop pirates treasure hunt north carolinas outer banks beaches.
Whelks are much more usual to find on the beaches of the outer banks than conchs. The three most common types of whelks are the lightning whelk knobbed whelk and channeled whelk. Three ships of the 1750 spanish fleet met their fate in a hurricane that delivered them to the outer banks. Even at beaches where metal detecting is permitted there may be certain guidelines to follow.
One of the worst kept shelling secrets on the outer banks is south beach the southern facing beach that is located adjacent to cape point in buxton. Its common to find these shells still hinged on the beach at the tide line. Laws and rules for metal detecting the outer banks nc. Ark clams ark clams are thick hinged shells with radial ridges.
Associatess board outer banks beach finds followed by 589 people on pinterest. Locally owned and operated beach treasures in duck is located in wee winks square along the soundside boardwalk. They can be found in a wide variety of colors on the outer banks but white and gray are the most common. On august 18 1750 seven ships cleared havana cuba for what appeared to be a routine trip home to spain.