When approaching a car coming in the opposite direction, use indicator to say whether you will go left (or right). Other car should do the same. Do not change your mind!
When driving past children and fishermen SLOW DOWN and take care (often they can't hear your car and may walk or run back up the beach unaware of your presence)
These are small or large areas of sand running parallel to the water. They may have a small lagoon between them and the main beach. It can be easy to inadvertently find yourself on one. If you do, you must stop and go back the way you came….exactly! The edges of these "sand bars" can be very soft and dangerous. In general, avoid where there are no tyre tracks.
Drop to 15-20psi for beach travel. If you do get bogged in soft sand you can drop tyre pressure to 12psi - do this first before you go down deeper. Drive slowly if tyres are this low. There is air for top up at Orchid Beach shop.
Beach driving can be hypnotic. There are numerous streams along the beach and some can be hard to see. Always drive slowly through water. Avoid going over 75km to overtake someone - it is good to follow another car...if there's water or bumps you will see them go through first.
Secure luggage carefully
(particularly glass) watchout for sudden drops in sand level, ridges holes and bumps.
It's always best to park above high tide mark, particularly in remote areas.