Florida’s Treasure Coast got it’s name from the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet of 12 ships carrying silver that shipwrecked during a hurricane just off the coast of Vero Beach. The name became known in the 1960’s around the time treasure hunters began recovering silver and gold from the sunken ships. Artifacts, gold and silver have been found by professional treasure hunters, amateur treasure hunters and divers off the coast.
The Treasure Coast is more than just the “treasure” found off the coast. This area is a treasure in itself, filled with everything from gorgeous unspoiled beaches to family parks and city beaches. Stretching across the three counties of Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin along the Atlantic, the coast is lined with sandbars and barrier islands with numerous lagoons, rivers and bays.