As those days were all about lazy hours swimming and sunbathing I didn't often think to take my camera with me. Besides the concern of water and sand being an issue, it was also just one more thing to lug along with towels, books, lotions, snacks and beach chairs. Something had to be left behind and as everything else seemed necessary, it was typically the camera.
Add into that the fact that it wasn't quite as much a part of me as it is these days, and sadly some golden moments were missed. There are a few photographs of our children and their pack of friends playing in the sand and surf, a few of social gatherings around campfires, a few of glorious sunsets viewed off the dock. But, when I look at them now, it's never without the feeling that there could have been so many more.
What those might have been, besides more of what I'd already captured, are among the suggestions I found on these great sites:
Fun and Creative Beach Photography Pictures
DPS Beach Photography Tips
Beach Photography Tips
Quick Tips for Better Beach Photography
PhotographyMad Beach Photography TIps
Shoot Striking Beach Landscapes
Digital Camera World Best Camera Settings for the Beach
Digital Photo Secrets Beach Photography
wikiHow Take Beach Photos