The Crown Estate Foreshore and Estuary Map

The map below is designed to help you idenitify areas of Crown Estate land that you may metal detect on. 

You do not need to apply for a permit.

Anybody wishing to carry out metal detecting on our foreshore is granted a permissive right from The Crown Estate; this permissive right does not apply to the seabed or river beds or any other Crown Estate land. The permissive right is also subject to detectorists adhering to The Treasure Act 1996 and its accompanying code of practice, as well as our terms and conditions. We therefore ask that you read the terms and conditions here before metal detecting on Crown Estate land. Please note that you do not need to notify The Crown Estate that you have read these terms and conditions. 

Please first assess that the area of foreshore is owned by The Crown Estate by using our Foreshore and Estuary Map found here: 

The Crown Estate Foreshore and Estuary Map