Sand Crabs OSRS Guide
Similar to the ever-popular Rock Crabs, Sand Crabs are almost exactly the same with the exception of having 60 total hitpoints. This a +10 boost from traditional Rock Crabs, and allows for you to gain more overall experience per hour when training here.
Sand Crabs in OSRS can be found in Zeah, specifically on the southern coast of the Hosidius house. This area is not a multi-combat zone, so you will not be able to use a cannon here.
These monsters spawn in a “hidden” state, where they appear to be just a rock in the sand. When you stand one tile next to them, they will appear and begin to attack you. Sand Crabs are aggressive for about 10-20 minutes, but aggression can easily be reset.
Sand Crabs can be accessed in a few different ways. Let’s take a look at how to get to Sand Crabs for the very first time:
- Use a Falador teleport, or Amulet of Glory to teleport to Draynor.
- Run to Port Sarim and speak to Veos on the north-eastern part of the dock. Sail to Port Piscarilius.
- Once you arrive on Zeah, run west off the dock, then all the way south to the beach.
- You will find Sand Crabs all throughout the southern beach area.
After you’ve been to the Kingdom of Great Kourend at least once, you may be able to access Sand Crabs in some easier ways. Moving your house to Hosidius for 8,750gp is the easiest way, but requires at least 25 Construction. Once your house has been moved, you can use House Teleports to quickly run south to the Sand Crab location.
Other possible teleports include the Fairy Ring code DJR, the Xeric’s Talisman teleport and the Skill’s Necklace teleport to the Woodcutting guild.
Once you arrive at Sand Crabs, you’ll need to find an available spot to train. Ideally you want to find a spot that has 2-3 spawns within a one tile distance of you. When I train here, I often use one of these three spots located near the transportation to Crabclaw Isle.
Pures often choose to train their accounts here, but if you are not a pure account, I recommend not using items that can degrade. Sand Crabs do not hit very high, and there a bank just to the eastern part of the beach for you to restock on food. Degradable items are a waste of money here.
This is a great AFK training method, as you will only need to move once every 10-20 minutes to re-aggro the crabs. When the crabs stop attacking you, run a bit to the north and then back south to your spot. If the crabs are not aggressive again, you did not run far enough north.
You can speak to Sandicrahb to sail to Crabclaw Isle for 10,000gp. This is a more private island filled with Sand Crabs. It’s worth the extra money if you are struggling to find a good training spot. Unfortunately people will crash you and take your spot from time to time.
Sadly, Sand Crabs do not offer much for loot. The majority of the drops are not worth picking up aside from the occasional Clue Scroll. They do have a chance to roll the Rare Drop Table, and are decent droppers of Easy Clue Scrolls.