Does anyone know if there are locals on Bavaro Beach who use Metal Detectors on a regular basis? Is this allowed on the whole 23 Mile Beach??

We are a group of 5 Canadians coming down for one week at the end of Novemeber and are primary purpose is to use hand held metal detectors on Bavaro Beach & in the water.

We have heard that there were 'two French guys' that regularily Metal Detect the beach, do no know if this is true or not?? Is it safe the beach in the daytime??

Thanks!