Yeah, I would have loved to stay on the beach, but I was concerned about the 14 foot length as well. In regards to the 8ft restriction, I'm pretty sure that is in place, because of a tunnel of some sort that you have to cross under. I don't think that will be a problem for you since you won't be popped up for that. (please someone correct me if i'm wrong.) I'll be there in Sept if nobody chimes in and I'll look at the site if you want.