Sparks Bay Tidal Pool is situated in the Western Cape, South Africa along the Kogel Bay coast.

This stunning tidal pool is nestled between the beautiful Hottentots Holland Mountains and overlooks False Bay with it’s spectacular views and scenery.

It is a very popular day camping spot and on any given weekend you will find several gazebos and umbrellas pitched with braai fires on the go and beer in flow. Kids enjoy splashing and swimming in the tidal pool which has a sand beach and shallow waters leading to a deeper swimming waters.

I don’t believe Sparks Bay Tidal Pool has been detected much in the past as it is quite remote. I recently gave it a go with a Minelab Equinox 800 and within a minute I had my first silver ring.

I only spent about an hour detecting and managed to find the silver ring and a bunch of modern coins. I will definitely be back to detect this pool in the coming weeks.

In this YouTube video covering this metal detecting hunt you will notice a wild fire had recently spread through the area, destroying much of the vegetation which is mostly Fynbos. However, this is not a bad thing…

Fynbos acquired its name from the Dutch word fijnbosch, meaning “fine bush”. Fynbos is a small belt of natural shrubland or heathland vegetation located in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. Fynbos requires regular burning for its persistence. In the absence of fire, fynbos is gradually replaced by thicket species.

So in this case, the fire was not a bad thing.

Here are some interesting and relevant metal detecting links

Detector in use
Minelab Equinox 800

Scoop in use
Big John Metal Detecting Scoop – Large

Metal Detectors South Africa Online Shop

Big John Metal Detecting Accessories

Metal Detecting South Africa Facebook Page