Beach shoots are a pain, they normally require lugging equipment from the car parked some distance away, and then there's the sand issue, and how to stop it getting into your camera, bags etc.
Meet my latest photography accessory, the Beach Rolly. Yes I know it's a silly name, but its made by a German company so we'll humour them a bit. ;-) It's a great bit of kit, I was able to load it up with my stuff and easily pull it down to the beach. With the added advantage of not having to put my camera bags directly onto the sand, its probably the best accessory I've bought in a long while.