Sebastian Inlet State Park is now an ocean playground, but you would have a hard time telling that to the survivors of the fleet of ships that went down here in 1715. Spanish galleons, loaded with gold and silver, were pummeled by a terrible storm before they sank to the bottom of the sea. At the McLarty Treasure Museum you’ll see artifacts of the Ais Indians, as well as exhibits and dioramas on the Spanish treasure. The salvage efforts, both historic and recent, are a story in themselves. Located in Sebastian Inlet on SR A1A about midway between Melbourne and Vero beach
, the area offers outstanding fishing, camping, and hiking. The time to comb the beach for ancient pieces of eight is right after a storm. You’ll need a lot of luck, but it’s not impossible. The above description is an excerpt from "Florida: Off the Beaten Path." Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, this chapter from the Off the Beaten Path series will help you take the "road less traveled" and discover hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales that most tourists miss.
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