Metal Detector Licence and Tide Times
Love your site, Anglesey Hidden Gem!
I've got a couple of questions for you, as I'll be visiting Anglesey soon.
1. What are the tide times for Porth Dafarch, Trearddur Bay
2. I have a metal detector and I'd like to know if I will I need licence. If so, where can I obtain one to use on the beaches of Anglesey?
Thanks for the very kind words. It's nice to know I'm making sense to someone about Anglesey.
Right. to answer your questions as best as I can.
1. The Tide Times for Porth Dafarch should be reasonably straightforward for you to calculate. You need to get hold of the Liverpool Tide Times booklet and make the calculation based on Holyhead
. Probably only about ten minutes difference for Porth Dafarch.
Here is the UK Admiralty EasyTide Prediction
site which will guide you around the coast of Anglesey.
2. Do you need a permit for metal detecting on Anglesey? That would be a Crown Estate permit
, if my research is correct. That only applies to any foreshore not in private hands.
The only private foreshores on Anglesey at a rough guess are at Plas Newydd
along the Menai Straits
, Newborough Estate
to the south of Aberffraw
and a small length of north east Anglesey coastline at the Llys Dulas Estate
Listen, we don't have specific Metal Detector Police on Anglesey and I have seen many people with metal detectors on popular Anglesey beaches over the years.The Treasure Act 1996
only kicks in if you discover treasure. If you're expecting or have knowledge of where major finds are located then I would get a permit. Otherwise it might oompromise any money that's up for grabs.
There was a major find a few years ago, I understand at Llanddona. Google that one and make your decision based on likelihood and ambition.
That's what I think anyway.
Any thoughts you'd care to share?
Check out the specific Crown Estate