Whites BeachHunter 300

Whites BeachHunter 300 metal detector – The White’s BeachHunter 300 metal detector is a great little metal detector out on the market today.

For combing beaches, your best friend is the BeachHunter 300, which ignores junk and detects treasure in and out of the water. The control box is detachable, and color-coded LEDs let you identify detected targets with just a glance.

Whites Beachhunter 300 metal detector cheap
Whites Beachhunter 300 metal detector cheap

Water and electronics usually don’t mix, but this detector is completely waterproof in depths up to 25 feet.

The specially designed 12” spider coil has extreme detection depth but is epoxy-filled so it has near neutral buoyancy: it won’t push away from the water or try to sink. Included Piezo headphones are also waterproof to guard against accidental drops.

Dual-frequency detection provides optimum results on the sand and in the water, while two search modes toggle between pinpointing and wide search. The detector’s three controls let you adjust threshold, sensitivity, and ground.


3 Controls- Threshold, Sensitivity, & Ground Detachable Control Box Dual Frequency Metal Detector Salt and Freshwater Target ID at its easiest Two Search Modes Waterproof

Features of the Whites BeachHunter 300 metal detector

Adjustable Length: 40″-52″
All Metal Audio: VCO
Audio Output: Water Proof Headphone
Batteries: 8 “AA”
Battery Life: 20
Disc Audio: Threshold & Silent Search
Optional Coils: Beachunter
Standard Coil: 12″
Number of Presets: 2
Frequency: Dual

Beach hunter 300 metal detector cheap
Beach hunter 300 metal detector cheap

Reviews of the Whites BeachHunter 300 metal detector

Jimmy Ickey
This detector is very funcitonal and does a very good job. I give it a 5 star, but realistically it does no filter all junk, not possible on any machine

Favorite machine and I can always rely on it
The BeachHunter 300 is my favorite water machine and I love the way it picks out the good targets in trashy areas! I can always rely on my trusty BeachHunter 300!

Prices of the Whites BeachHunter 300 metal detector

Prices of the Whites BeachHunter 300 metal detector

  • KellyCo
  • Leggy
  • Whites
  • Amazing Grace
  • Ebay/Craiglist

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Whites Beach Hunter 300
Whites Beach Hunter 300 Price: $1000
Number of Reviews: 14
Avg. Score: 4 stars 3.86
Avg. Durability: 5 stars!5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 3 stars3.00
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Brilliant machine.
February 11, 2014 I bought this detector as the logical next step to my M6 so I could do a bit of wading. After a few initial problems I can honestly say that this detector is a great machine. It’s not the sort of machine you can just switch on and go, it does need some patience and a bit of perseverence to get used to it and get the most out of it.

Ground balancing can be tricky at certain beaches but if it is too difficult, the ground balance knob can be left at it’s centre position which will give excellent results. In all metal, the threshold can become a bit unstable but this is down to how sensitive the machine is and how it responds to ground conditions. The machine is very sensitive to tiny objects and very deep in the all metal mode….. It won’t miss many targets once you start to get used to what it is telling you. The more you put in with this machine, the more it will reward you……. And it will reward you big time……..You just have to work at it.
Overall Rating 5 stars! Durability 5 stars! Ease of Use 3 stars
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, not really.
Neil from England


Beach 300 tips: love it!
February 01, 2013 I have enjoyed using the Whites Beach 300 and certainly recommend it but thought two tips might help.
– On Monday I went to a Yorktown Va park and worked the beach as I had done before. Lots of cannonball fragments and few modern coins later my detector seemed to be showing false tones and lights. Checking connections did not seem to help and the battery strength was green. Since the batteries are the same ones that had come with the unit over a year ago, I exchanged them with a brand new set, Energizer Lithium supposedly able to last 9 times longer. The problem with false reads continued.

Back at the house I tried trouble shooting and another set of batteries (Energizer Alkaline). They worked perfectly and the false tones disappeared. I checked the voltage on all three sets of batteries and learned that each of the oldest batteries carried only 1. 3 volts, the Lithium 1. 75 volts, and the Alkaline 1. 6 volts. I concluded that my detector false reads were simply due to the batteries that were either too weak or too strong.

– A few weeks ago I ordered a Vibra Quatic 2 in the hopes of probing close to seawall rocks and ledges, and when digging deeper targets in the watery/shifting sand to confirm target location. I found it was nearly impossible to use the VQ2 while even arms distance from the Beach 300. Both units would give false signals and to turn the VQ2 off, then back on again wasted time. I exchanged that pinpointer for a Garret Pro Pointer and love it. No interference with the Whites Beach 300. While not fully waterproof the 4 inches at the pointing end is, so the GPP meets my need. KellyCodetectors were helpful and prompt in making the exchange.
Happy Hunting! Charlie
Overall Rating 5 stars!
Charlie from Chesapeake Va


Ben’s treasures
January 22, 2013 I solved the flotation issue with a piece of 1/2 inch PVC pipe 22″ long and two end caps and a quart of sand. Be sure to pickup pvc pipe clue. Glue one cap on and then fill with sand and glue the other end on. Then take two velcro straps and strap it tight to the shaft. Be sure to strap it to the side of the shaft so there is no water drag. Problem solved
Overall Rating 5 stars!
Ben from Minnesota And Arizona


Beach Sweeper
September 13, 2012 Using the BHID for two years now. It is a good machine. It will sweep the beach of coins outperforming most other machines that I have seen. It will go deep, sometimes too deep. It is heavy on dry sand. When the LED is green you almost always have a keeper. Large aluminum will fool it. I have detected beer cans 3ft deep. Bottle caps and pull tabs will give a yellow LED but the tone will give them away. A mixed yellow green LED is gold or jewelry almost always. It takes time to learn the machine. It is rugged, well built and weather proof. It is a dry sand, wet sand, shallow water producer, worth the price.
Overall Rating 5 stars!
Pete from Cape Cod


August 13, 2012 I have to say I have run a ton of machines in the past 20 years and the truth is You must learn your machine. No ways around it. Even if it takes you, testing every-time you start a hunt with coin’s tabs, caps, nails. jewelry. Learn your machine.

The nice thing about The BH300 I have found is you basically have two units in one. A machine that will run like a pulse in ALL Metal. and a disc machine that can and will hunt the beach, parks, fields, This unit truly does it all. Not only does this unit give LED display over specific targets It does it in both Disc,Mode and AM, Modes. How cool is that?!

Oh and another cool thing. IT HAS TONES. Sure you can get this unit and totally rely on just the lights in either modes, however it has tones as well. Doesn’t hurt to as I said. LEARN your machine. I’ve run this unit for over a year now in both fields and beaches both wet and dry and Not only can I say also that this unit will do it all I would say this unit will run with the big boys from the other companies.

Down side. JUST ONE> I wish whites would make this unit, coil interchangeable. A nice 8 inch and 10” spider coil option would be really great.
H. H
Overall Rating 5 stars!
Sam Wagaman from Pa,/md/florida/


Metal detector
March 28, 2012 I just purchased this metal detector after owning another whites metal detector for many years of very successful outings. I am very displeased with this metal detector. I even think that it is broken. I am taking it back to the dealer to see what is wrong with it.

I took it out for three hours in the ocean and was not impressed at all over my much older whites model.

I never had to dig more than one scoop deep to find the targets. I must be missing so much as my other detector found some targets that are so deep I have to give up digging, sometimes they are that deep.

I almost became deaf from the constant beeping and falsing(broken? Lights are pulsing like a Christmas tree constantly). The ground knob has no effect on balancing this, (must be broken?) and every wave that came over the top made a false signal, even small swells coming over the top. If the ground is uneven like small dips in the sand produced falsing. So when you have a target and dig it and swing back over the hole it sounds like its still in the hole when its actually in your scoop. It drove me crazy till I figured out that it was in my scoop and not deep.

The coil was impossible to push through the water. A simple design to make the coil more like a blade to cut through the water would solve this, like my other detector. I can do more than 8 hours in the water with my old detector, 3 hours I was exhausted with this one. I will make a mod to make it more streamlined if I keep this. Unbelievable that whites doesn’t put these basic ideas into their designs.

Running on all metal modes in deep water(control box under the water) you cannot see the lights to confirm target. The refraction of the water makes the light impossible to see even though I can clearly see the windows where the lights are. Someone suggested a chest mount for the box, that will be a lovely sun tattoo of a metal detector box on my chest, hah. Not to mention the straps attaching it to my chest. Most time I do go out completely covered from the sun, but sometimes if I am going out for a few hours I will just wear shorts.

The toggle switch constantly switching back to center. Whites knows about this and feels this is ok? If my car fell into neutral while driving it do you think the car company would tell you its ok?

Every bottle cap reads yellow, this was the main reason I bought this machine was to reduce the amount of bottle caps and my other machine was just at the end of its life.

Its very heavy, in the water that is not a problem.

3 hours running on all metals mode I found 10 bottle caps, 2 large aluminum lids, 4 pull tabs, toy car, nail clippers, steel/iron star (only iron(red) target I received the whole time out), $1 in change. Note everything above hit in the yellow/green color. The red was with the steel/iron star, I dug just to see if it was working. But every bottle cap, and rest of junk showed up as yellow. Yellow is supposed to be jewelry???? The toy car showed up as green?

I did not run on disc mode at all.

I did not run this machine on dry sand or surf area. This was in 2 to 4 feet of water.

My older machine I dig everything. So this is nothing new to me. But the extra money I paid to discriminate some things out might not be worth it. I would pay a million dollars for a machine that beeps just to gold and platinum!

Well I am returning to the store where I purchased this machine to see what the deal is. I am also bring my older whites to get it refurbished. I will do another review after I go back to the dealer. Hopefully this machine is broke because if this is the way they intend it to work it is complete garbage. I have to give this a 1 star because it doesn’t work and if its broken then 1 star because the quality control is just bad.

(I do not want to say what machine I have because I think this is truly the best machine out, don’t need any more competition)
Overall Rating 1 star
Justin from Florida


March 05, 2012 I bought the BHID 300 last July. I haven’t had any problems with mine. It’s easy to use and I found enough gold jewelry to pay for it already.
Overall Rating 5 stars!
Ct from Long island


To Dissatisfied Consumer in WPB, Florida
November 10, 2011 I think your review of the White’s BeachHunter is flawed,

1. Use a coil bracket if your coil moves in the heavy surf. Most detectors will suffer this problem in rough conditions.

2. Please show me anywhere on the internet which suggests that the BeachHunter can…. “One of the key selling points for this model machine is that it can discriminate between Gold, Quarters and Iron”

3. Many detectors will ID the neweer style of bottlecaps as a good target as they are now composed of tin, aluminum, steel with a small iron component. The detector is doing it’s job correctly !

4. I agree that the toggle switch can be bumped out of position but White’s will happily adjust for you. Mine is firm enough and causes me no problems.

5. I consider myself a hard core water detector and it is my “go to machine”.

6. I do not work for White’s. I am an Aussie, 10,000 miles from Sweet Home, Oregon.

7. I feel your damaging remarks are unfair, unjust and untrue. I am an Aussie supporting a good American product.
Overall Rating 5 stars!
Tony from Perth, Australia


Only review you need to read!
July 08, 2011 I bought my beach hunter 300 three months ago. After the first use the search coil won’t stay in a fixed position it faces flat with the metal detector rod. I have to keep adjusting it to the position I want just to have it fall back down again.
One of the key selling points for this model machine is that it can discriminate between Gold, Quarters and Iron. This is not true every single bottle cap I find the machine lights up yellow meaning you’ve found gold.

The toggle switch to switch between discriminate mode and all metals is right next to the headphones cord and gets bumped off every few minutes while using metal detector.
Overall the machine is a Poorly designed, Overpriced piece of Crap. The facts were overstated to sell this machine. I would never buy a whites metal detector ever again. Anyone who gives this machine a good review works for White’s Electronics.
Overall Rating 1 star
Dissatisfied Consumer from WPB, Florida


Very happy with the BeachHunter 300
October 30, 2010 Well if first impressions count for anything then I am very happy with the BeachHunter 300. I have only had it a short time but it has passed my testing so far. I chose this detector over the Minelab Excalibur due to Excalibur’s weakness (Achilles Heel) of sometimes nulling on deep (at fringe of detectability) non ferrous targets. I am a 99% water hunter so I did my research on a detector that would complement my current machines of one PI and a TR unit. Anyhow, back to the BeachHunter and my initial observations in point form;

• The BeachHunter feels really solid. I like the build quality. Everything is tight and wobble free.
• Nice and simple operation, great for beginners and experienced users alike.
• The overall performance (in and out of water) is excellent. By “excellent”, I mean getting good targets at depth through “clean” audio hits. The audio is decisive and doesn’t leave any doubt as to whether it needs digging or not.
• I like the ID lights. Red = Don’t dig, Yellow and Green/Blue = Dig.
• All Metal punches plenty deep enough for me. It is quite a bit deeper than DISC. Use the ID lights in AM to confirm your target !!
• The coil is a great size (12”). No buoyancy problems to speak of.
• DISC is accurate if you have the Sensitivity (and GB) properly set. Resist the temptation to advance the SENS setting too much as it will be counter-productive.
• I had no problems with falsing. Again, set the SENS for your environment. Sure I can make the detector false……just by having the GB out of whack and/or dialling in too much SENS. Your ears (and the lights) will tell you !
• Ground Balancing is easy, although it is only a “1 turn control”, it can cater for some reasonable amounts of black sand. If your local hunt area has serious black sand problems then research should tell you that the BeachHunter is probably not for you.
• Make sure the holes on the metal clip on the battery door is fully seated on BOTH plastic lugs on the detector body. This will ensure a proper watertight seal.
• Audio is a tad loud through the headphones. I have added some small sections of rubber into the earpads to cut down on the volume output.
• My AM/DISC toggle switch isn’t too loose and doesn’t snap back from AM to the centre position that easily.
• Do take the time to regularly submerge the (or any) unit in a tub of water (especially after swapping out batteries). Look for any small rising bubbles. I do this before every water hunt. It only takes a few minutes and assures you whether the detector is fit for its intended job.
• The new model BeachHunter 300 appears to have solved the problems that the earlier model BeachHunter had. The problems were confined to a faulty black gasket and a coil prone to floating/pushing upwards when submerged…(the new models have the red/orange coloured gasket).

That is about it for now. Yes, it’s early days, but for now, I anticipate that the BeachHunter 300 will be with me for some time to come. Do your research on what machine you are after and what features you are after. I know I have made the right choice.
HH, Tony_
Perth, Australia

White’s BeachHunter 300 Metal Detector
with New 12″ Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories whites
White’s BeachHunter ID 300 is the top of the line submersible detector from one of the most valued names in metal detecting. The new and improved 300 coil has near neutral buoyancy to provide excellent results, allowing you to focus your energy on treasure!
Because the new 300 search coil is larger, you can cover more ground per sweep and go deeper than ever before! White’s easy-to-use discrimination system features three special, color-coded lights, each of which is paired with a specific audio tone. This unique feature will help you quickly identify your targets and know what you’ve found BEFORE you dig!

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White’s Factory Included Accessories
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July 20, 2010 I’ve been detecting for 37 years, THIS THING GETS THE COINS, couldn’t wait so I used it on land at a very trashy ball field, PULLED 6 DIMES, 3 PENNIES & A NICKEL in a little over one hour, when you get a green light you have a coin. Cleaned up at the lake too.
I like the 3 light system and the 12 inch coil was light and easy swinging. GREAT MACHINE
Overall Rating 5 stars!
TIM from PA


BHID 300
December 11, 2009 I used mine twice this fall in the ocean. The new 300 12″ coil still floats. After adding a water filled weight system it worked great. Like any other system the more often you use it the better it works. The BHID worked really great in water. I also found that on land it works well without the bells and whistles of a unit that has a readout screen. The tones are very accurate but as always takes some getting use to.

You can buy them new for around $900.00 dollars at the local dealer on Long Island. I would say it is a above average machine that works great on the beaches. I am looking forward to taking it to Florida and work the southern beaches.
Overall Rating 4 stars
Ed from L.I. NY USA


Beach hunter 300
September 13, 2009 It is almost impossible to tune in, I would never buy another one.
Overall Rating 1 star
Frank J from USA


Works great when they work…
October 17, 2008 Bought four of these and within 6 months all four had to be returned. TWO were DOA right out of the box. I can’t believe the quality control there.
Overall Rating 2 stars
Bob from New Port Richey,FL


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