While capturing those essential beach memories for your summer scrapbooking you can easily run into problems protecting your camera.
These are the things that can damage your digital camera:
The Sea Water
One big problem is that you spend your time keeping track of your camera, and cannot get out an enjoy the beach on your vacation.
A better option is to leave the digital camera at home and bring a disposable camera. You can even buy a waterproof disposable camera. A damaged digital camera can spoil your vacation, and your opportunities to take other vacation pictures.
If you MUST bring your digital camera have a designated family member take care of the camera. Bring plenty of plastic bags to protect the camera from all of those beach dangers.