We're having a beach wedidng and I'm wearing a 'lower back length' (not sure what the name for that is) veil
I did this as well. I didn't really want to wear a veil but then I kept think that I might have regretted it one day if I didn't. So I wore the veil for the ceremony and then I took it off for the reception.
I don't think it matters what you wear for a beach wedding - wear what you want to!