Beach detecting requires detectors that can handle salt water and wet and dry sand. Nowadays, with a decent investment, you can get detectors that are suitable for land and beach but as shown below you can also find detectors with a more palatable price. The Garrett AT Pro excels as it can do all the big boys can do as well as being very affordable.

NameRatingPros and Cons 

Garrett AT Pro


Garrett AT Pro
5 Stars
Good
  • Waterproof to 10 feet
  • Good in freshwater and saltwater
  • Ground balanced to saltwater

Bad
  • Not good at determining depth but only minor issue

Price

2.5 Stars
$500-$700

XP Deus


XP Deus
5 Stars
Good
  • Waterproof
  • Fast recovery time
  • Can adapt to current conditions with ease
  • Lightweight

Bad
  • Dealing with recharging in the field is a problem

Price

1.5 Stars
$1400-$1600

Review

Minelab CTX 3030


Minelab CTX 3030
4.5 Stars
Good
  • Waterproof with full GPS tracking
  • Very fast recovery speed
  • Highly durable

Bad
  • Large investment
  • A little heavy

Price

1 Stars
$2300-$2500

Review

Garrett ATX


Garrett ATX
4.0 Stars
Good
  • Pulse induction
  • Fully submersible
  • Does every thing you would want a metal detector to do
  • Pulse induction

Bad
  • A little weighty
  • Expensive

Price

1 Stars
$2000-$2200

Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro


Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
3.0 Stars
Good
  • Waterproof coil
  • Good performance
  • Affordable price

Bad
  • Has some issues with saltwater

Price

3 Stars
$200-$300