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Every mile of the UK coastline has received at least one shipwreck over the last 300 years. The majority of these get lost completely within a few years but for others there are still remnants to be seen lurking in the sand.
Get your kilt and join in the fun of searching for them at Aberlady beach, Longniddry, Ayr, Talmine or Caithness. You may not need an excuse to go for a walk at these places but looking for a beach wreck may help!
The sandy beaches of Pembrokeshire and Gower hold secrets of long lost ships and even treasure.
Walk the sands of Rhossili and you will see at least three beach wrecks and even the possibility of picking up a Spanish silver dollar. Thousands of silver cobs were lost in the sand in 1647 and are still there today but only a handful picked up in the last 30 years. See Dollar Wreck, how I solved the mystery. Also the list of beach wrecks around Wales covered in Vol 1 & 2.
Included in both Vol 1 and 2 are numerous wrecks from the tip of Cornwall to South Shields. Tyneside is where most of the steamers were built in the era 1880 to 1910.
Most of the large sailing ships were registered at Liverpool, they sailed to Australia and Chile but could be lost anywhere world wide.