Hi All,

I was hoping to receive some pointers and things to consider on camping on the beach in rather exposed conditions. My comfort zone with this has been limited to Cumberland Island , which is near, not on the beach camping with great shade and shelter. I am looking at a few days at Cape Lookout National Seashore with much more exposure to wind and zero shade. I have already purchased some 12" sand stakes for the tent. Is there a way to use a tarp for shade protection during the day? I'd rather not try to carry- hike in a beach umbrella. (Also, I have no tarp pitching experience or a tarp to pitch for that matter. Recommendations?) What else am I not thinking of for these elements? Much thanks and love in advance!