Camer Bag - Protect your gear from sand and sea salt when you're not using it. The Veloce V III camera bag which is part of Manfrotto's Stile Range will fit your camera gear and a tripod either inside or outside the bag. It also has a top opening which means you can grab your camera without having to open up the entire bag, minimising the amount of sand that'll get into it.
Tripod – Something lightweight and portabl,e such as those found in Manfrotto's Compact series, will fit easily into the car, even if it's full of buckets, spades, picnic items and whatever else a family takes with them on a day trip to the coast! There's also an ultra compact photo version with unique reversible column for times when space really is at a premium.
Hurricane blower and lens cloth – Make sure your lens is free of sea spray and keep grains of sand out.
Finding flotsam is not too difficult, selecting what to take and making anything of it photographically is the most challenging aspect. In this tutorial John Gravett of Lakeland Photographic shows us what subjects work and shares a few tips on how to capture flotsam well.