I decided to go with a modified High Key look for this and am fairly pleased with the outcome. Matt Kloskowski has a trio of high contrast presets on Lightroom Killer Tips free for download that I utilized and then tweaked a few sliders for this final look.
BTW, this is the beginning of the dunes that separate the beach from a look of the Barnegat Lighthouse from my previous post. Down beach you can see some of the vehicles that are allowed on this stretch of beach. Kind of reminds me of my younger days frequenting Daytona Beach in Florida.