Fyrzout, you are absolutely right to repeat the salt issues of beach camping. Salt spray on the wind will end up getting to the frame even if one parks only on pavement near the shore.
Originally Posted by Fyrzowt
Pismo Beach, CA is a popular camping and off road vehicle area around here. It is done here quite safely, even by large motorhomes, our sand may have a different consistancy. The problem usually comes when they try to get too far away from the water in dry sand and get stuck.
I have tent camped at Port Aransas, Mustang Island, and near Port Isabel multiple times. The car would stay on the damp sand near the high water mark -- there really isn't an abundance of area where one could park on the beach. An occasional person would take their car above that and it would sink to the frame in dry sand. We went to bed one breezy evening only to awake at 2:00AM with a storm rising and the waves within 10' of the tires. Did a quick drive down to the beach and rode out the storm in the back of the wagon in a paved parking area.