It's a long trek to the beach from the house we rented in Salvo, North Carolina. The dry and soft powdery sand makes walking challenging. It can easily take up to 15 minutes to traverse the path from the house and over the dunes to the beach.
I wish I had bought a lighter tripod, but my budget limited my choices. Carrying the tripod is a chore, so for this walk to the beach, I brought nothing but my iPhone. In panorama mode and decent light, it does adequately.