bought my SLR n lens to a beach before ... the sand got into the lens , making it difficult to rotate the lens while trying to zoom .. fortunately got the sand out by shaking the lens ... wont dare to bring to beach again though ... ~~
Use your camera...snap pictures while you on the beach. Just use your common sense and be cautious, your camera will survive. What the point of having good camera if you just keep it at home and afraid to take it out. The camera is replaceable but the pictures from your camera are priceless.