Crown Estate Foreshore Permit

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Crown Estate Foreshore Permit

Post by mrix » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:37 pm

Metal Detecting on Crown Estate Foreshore
Anyone wishing to go metal detecting on Crown Estate foreshore will require a permit.
This page contains a brief description of The Crown Estate’s general position regarding metal detecting and treasure hunting on our foreshore.

Applying for a Permit for Metal Detecting on Crown Estate Foreshore
Note – this does not apply to searching below the foreshore, i.e. on the seabed for which a separate consent may be required. Please direct any enquiries over seabed searching to:

The Crown Estate generally seeks to encourage access over, and responsible use of, the foreshore and as a result our consent for non-commercial metal detecting on the foreshore will not incur a charge. Foreshore in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is defined as the land between mean high water and mean low water. In Scotland the definition is between mean high water of spring tides and mean low water of spring tides

updated 07/02/2017 note
We are currently looking into the metal detecting registration process and as such you are not required to obtain a permit.

In the meantime however you are allowed to metal detect on Crown Estate foreshore, but must read their terms and conditions here before doing so.

Updated Map Link (11/07/2018 Dave8472)
https://crownestate.maps.arcgis.com/app ... a5aa1660db

Link to the main portal
https://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/en-gb/ ... ne-flying/
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Re: Crown Estate Foreshore Permit here

Post by galaxion » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:25 pm

its all free and come the summer wat be better than a stroll along the local beach with the beloved un moaning ..............metal detector lol even my gaffer , wife downloaded her own for wen we up the caravan next year she even toying with the idea of a ace 150 for herself im not to bothered coz it,ll be a good back up for myself wen she gets sick that,ll be the 150 and 250 not bad lol give her 5 rainy days then its mine lol
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Post by furriner » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:08 pm

Hi all,

I applied for a permit a few months back and got one back within a week (mine was a postal consent form - I signed two copies and returned one). So, the service was swift and the next thing is to determine which parts of the shoreline they 'own'. There is an online map though, if in doubt, I highly recommend contacting them to clarify ownership areas.

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Post by DetectorDaz » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:44 pm

Seems like some people got their permits via different methods. When I filled in my details on the Crown Estate website I got an Email back within a few minutes that had the Crown Estate logo in the corner and said 'The holder of this permit has been granted consent by The Crown Estate to metal detect on Crown Estate foreshore', etc etc. Is this the actual permit or do they send you one by snail mail? The one I got via email I printed off but it doesn't look very 'official'. :-/

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Post by DetectorDaz » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:18 pm

mrix wrote:Yea its far easier if you have a printer just to get the permission sent through email and just print off as you say B-)
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But the Email I got back doesn't look like a proper permit. It looks like something that anyone could knock up in a minute or two using Wordpad! I'm worried that if I go to the beach to detect and someone should happen to ask if I have permission and I show them the piece of paper they're gonna say "This aint no permit". lol

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Post by Ian » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:35 pm

I must admit I thought the same when I got mine through, but it is correct.
I have not met anyone yet that has been asked for it, but always better to be safe than sorry B-)

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Post by mrix » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:59 pm

Basically the permissions form has your unique ID number on so if they were anyone who really knew the area law, that number would show them, you are who you say you are etc :)
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Post by Bedfont Dan » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:32 pm

Thanks, clicked the like and after filling some real basics I now have a premit sitting in my inbox even at this hour so it must be automaticly done.

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Post by Rasty » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:10 pm

They are real guys I have applied once before and they run for 12 months as you know no one can stop you detecting the beach with this apart from the crown estates but its very rare [:)

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Post by Damo » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:41 pm

So is this permit onlyvalid for beaches, how can I get a permit to go detecting on Royal land, like Richmond park?

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Post by Jay1973 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:20 pm

I've tried to read the maps on the permit website and find them unreadable no matter what magnification I use! does anyone know any better maps or maybe we could get a list of beaches together of what the crown owns and weather or not you can detect on them. :)

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Post by DOGMAN » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:42 pm

Hi jay1973,
Contact Iain Mills at Crown Estates 0207 851 5267 explaining your requirements. He will (as he did me) email you better quality maps so you can see exactly where you can/ can't go. Be aware though, that some of their coastline is marked in a sloppy fashion which has resulted in them marking private beaches as Crown Estates. Regards Dogman
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Post by deanothehunter » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:09 pm

thinking of doing some beach detecting but when you look at map and you see the red parts shown etc by looking at a map even zoomed in shows areas you can and cant go but surely the bounderies cant be seen clearly from map as you could be 100 yards or more out, on a part of the beach that you thought was crown estates but actually private ? or do all beaches have signs saying its private or no metal detecting signs :-/
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Post by Blackadder43 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:14 pm

If its private it will probably tell you...
If its a non detecting beach then you would have to see a sign to know...
If its council run and Crown then i suppose we must use our common sense and discretion on the day B-)
Hope that helps you...
You have to look at it this way....
You have done the best you can by getting the permit, the rest just comes down to common sense and if approached, show permit and say it was very hazy as to where the boundarys were....very sorry, i'll wander back up there and continue on kind sir....
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Post by deanothehunter » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:26 pm

cheers for that, its just i never done beach detecting before and want to do it all properly, i read a lot on beach hunting and tips and even had a chat to a couple of blokes i seen on beach who were happy to give a few tips :)
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Post by JohnnyDeep » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:16 pm

Cheers Mrix great link, have recieved email with permit instantly beach hunting for me this weekend. Im now hoping for a storm before I get there to bring new finds in ... :P







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Post by galaxion » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:04 pm

Damo wrote:So is this permit onlyvalid for beaches, how can I get a permit to go detecting on Royal land, like Richmond park?
also covers a lot of inland rivers not just the beach B-)
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Post by wulliam » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:17 pm

I've just applied for and received a permit...no problems there.

I assume the red areas are those parts of coastline which are NOT covered by the permit?? I don't want to get it the wrong way round and get arrested on my very first outing!

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Post by Blackadder43 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:03 pm

Well done William......You have made the effort and conformed to the Crowns rules.....
Basicaly just keep away from the sand dunes and enjoy yourself......
O and keep away from the sinking sand also...we have loads on our beach and it makes a good business for the tractors pulling cars out and the lifeboats rescuing stranded teens.....
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Post by wulliam » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:32 pm

Good job I asked! :)
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Post by Itsagiraffe » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:59 pm

Hey guys,

I logged on to the Crown Foreshore website and printed my permit - all in under 1min =D>
great system imo, very impressed. also, as a newbie this makes a great impression on me so good job Crown estates and excellent job forum =D>

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Post by Cynergy » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:21 pm

No Scottish maps?

Maybe I read wrong but apart from private beaches there are no restrictions detecting on Scots beaches apart from the spring tide rule?

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Post by Melting Pot » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:37 pm

Hi All
i aplyed online and got the permit in minuites then today i received a postal pemit 2 copys you keep one and post the other back but carnt seem to find the return address on the letter so does anyone know the postal address for Ian Mills at the crown estate.

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Post by keithf » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:53 am

Sorry, a naive question. Who owns the beaches that the crown estates doesn't? Are they all under local council control (apart from the private beaches)? Thanks
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Post by gaz1969 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:03 am

Just to confirm,now that i had filled in form on crown estates website and got email confirming my permit,this is all thats needed?
Will i recieve something in post or do it just print email off?
Also got thrown by a post above asking about the red markings.
I thought if reading site right that the red markings are what you ARE allowed to detect.am i correct?

Sorry for this newbie stuff,just wanna be clear on it for myself.

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Post by TQ Tim » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:03 pm

There is a post about detecting on the Isle of Wight and the SSSI's there.
Basically, the red parts on the Crown Estate Maps show what they own BUT they may have leased some of the red parts out or handed management over to other bodies eg Natural England in which case the lease holder can say 'NO DETECTING'.

Generally, emailing them for clarification on your specific beach is a good idea just to check. Although some of the replies from them that have been posted here seem very woolly and contradict replies I had from them. Sometimes they don't seem too sure what they own or if there is a lease holder.

You should have received an automatic response with permit number.

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Post by gaz1969 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:14 pm

thankyou tim,all understood,yep email with permit number received. :)
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Post by donnylad1 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:40 am

if im taking my son ( hes 13) do i need to apply for a permit for him also?
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Post by GREGGOWREX » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:14 pm

I filled out the form online ...name address postcode...and email address....ticked the rules and regulations box ......pressed submit......and all I kept getting at the top of the screen was EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT THE CORRECT FORMAT....ive tried about 10 times now and thats all i keep getting ...its started to annoy me now B|
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Post by mrix » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:19 pm

I have just tried my hotmail email address and all works this end :-/
Did you remember to re-type Confirm email your email address ?
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