Metal detecting is an fun activity for beginners to enjoy as an adventure, hobby, or way to relax.

Once armed with your detector of choice, just step outside!

There’s Treasure Everywhere

Treasure hunting in a yard
Metal detecting in a yard can yield surprising treasure.

The biggest misconception among new detectorists is thinking they have to go somewhere exotic to start hunting for treasures.

You’ll be amazed at what you might find right outside your front door. Wherever people have been, items have been lost and now are just waiting to be discovered.

Your own turf will let you get to know your detector and its settings, maybe even finding something along the way. When you’re comfortable, it’s time to step out into the neighborhood. You might be surprised what you discover, even in urban and residential areas.

Find Friendly Experts

You can benefit from others’ wisdom in any area of life, and metal detecting is no different. Finding a local treasure hunting club is a great way to learn from seasoned local pros.

Even better than advice is the company of those who also enjoy the hunt and thrill of discovery. Just like with fishing, these folks will know some good spots, tell a few tall tales, and make the journey more fun.

A Hobby That Fits Your Lifestyle

You might find yourself seeking farther places to hunt, or packing your detector for vacations, but this hobby also fits into your regular life.

Nearby beaches are given a new bounty by each passing storm, and grassy strips next to sidewalks prove surprisingly rich in lost artifacts.

You’ll find excitement while metal detecting, and the adventures fit easily around your life and location.