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Step 1: Gear
Proper foot wear
Flip flops will suffice, but I wear my felt bottomed scuba booties because they provide excellent protection against sharp objects, plus they grip slippery surfaces.
I try to take two bags with me. One plastic shopping bag and one canvas bag. You'll see the reasoning behind this later.
Sun Screen or protective clothing
Just do it. It won't kill you to wear it. It could kill you to not. This holds true even if you don't live in the tropics or sub-tropics.
It needs to have a neck strap or fit in your pocket. You don't want to drop it while you're bending over to pick up your treasures.
Metal Detector (optional)