Walking along the beach, you never know what you may find. Be it treasure or junk, you are always bound to stumble upon something that will make you stop for a closer look.

It’s why you see hundreds of people scanning every inch of the shoreline with metal detectors, sifting through the sand trying to find something of value. It may seem like a ludicrous and time-consuming hobby, but it can be extremely profitable.

Over the years, those with enough patience have been lucky enough to discover gold, jewels and priceless relics washed up on the beach. Once precious cargo on a doomed ship, these items now lie in the sand for anyone to claim.

Check out the video below for more on this incredible discovery:

Of course, you need to be in the right place at the right time in order to snag something worthwhile, just like Tonya Illman who stumbled upon a 132-year-old message in a bottle on Wedge Island in Western Australia.

Illman was originally attracted to the distinctive and unique glass bottle for she thought it would be an eye-catching addition to her bookcase.