Since starting out 2 years ago as novice to beach fishing, I would often hear discussions about how certain beaches fish on incoming or outgoing tides and would get advice to go to different spots at a beach on incoming or outgoing tides. What I am noticing now is that beaches change year over year and even the places where fish hold change by the hour on certain beaches. I noticed muscle beds at a beach in an area at low tide this year where I had seen none in the past. I have fished 15 times in that same area and never caught anything in the past. Sure enough as I passed through that area today when the tide came in I caught several fish. I noticed at another beach around a point even when the tide chart indicated very little water flow for that time period that , as the tide moved out I was able to access a big drop off area when the rest of the beach was gentle sloping ground. All sorts of fish were in that area. You can't just go by what shops and people tell you. You have to put in time and learn the beaches for your self.