IT'S amazing what you can find washed up on the beach.
Children swimming at the southern end of Coffs Harbour's Jetty Beach on Wednesday afternoon discovered a container of bullets in the shallows.
They did the right thing and handed their find in at the nearby Coffs Harbour Water Police Station.
Senior Constable Christian Picker said there were 17 loaded and eight spent .243 calibre rifle bullets in the container, which appears to have been dumped in the water and washed ashore.
"They don't appear to have been there for long. They're corroded only slightly despite some water getting in," Const. Picker said.
"There are no identification marks. If we don't find out who ditched them or if no-one claims them, they'll have to be destroyed by the police armoury in Sydney or by local army experts."
Anyone who knows anything about the bullets is urged to contact Coffs Harbour water police on 6652 0257.