you will be shocked that the bass are closer than you thinki dont tent to fish beaches much i fish rock marks and i cast out about 5-10 yards no need to whack it out miles lolI think it depends on the venue,
I fish a sandy beach thats fishes best on a low
and a rough ground beach that fishes best on a high.
I think the only way to know for sure is to experiment
with different stages of the tide