Ah hell, fish what you've got. Set the drag right and work your magic. Not that many beaches present the type of structure you have to worry about for hangups and snags for breaking off fish, unlike river sections often present. Bigger may be better, easier to control the fish, easier to work with what mother nature gave you, easier to get a few feet further to that pod of baitfish getting balled up and blasted by the fish below and birds above, but fish what you've got and have a blast. Then post a report with fish porn and cool lies like the rest of us.