Beaches are great places to spend your spare time. You get a chance to experience the sea air, soak up the sun and relax on the sand. There is another reason to visit the beach though, as you might just find some valuable treasure while there. Although it might seem like the last place where expensive items might turn up, they are in fact the perfect hunting ground for valuables thanks to the fact that plenty of things wash up in the water and are trapped by the sand. These are some of the amazing things people have found while at the seaside.
Leaf fossils can be incredibly rare due to the fact that they need very specific conditions to form and because they are very susceptible to damage thanks to their brittle nature. Finding one on a beach amongst the rocks that is fully intact is something of a miracle considering the bombardment that the incoming tide can provide.
Most beaches don’t have any kind of tree on them, so it might seem strange to come across a gigantic tree like this. While it is rare, it can happen when a tree is pulled up and disposed of in the sea, leaving the driftwood floating on the water until it reaches land once again.