Well, that's a contradiction in of itself, you're either for preservation or your not. Most times when people say they support it with limitations, that means people win, wildlife loses. People have invaded and destroyed so much of the habitats for wildlife, and it seems like every time there's an effort to either restore it or preserve it, people get all riled up...claiming it's their right...no it isn't.
I love the beach and visit it often, however, I just never felt it necessary to drive on it. Perhaps it's because where I grew up, you simply weren't allowed to drive on the beach...so it was never an option. I just don't feel there's the need to take the debate to extremes, that solves nothing and only inflames both sides.
I do agree that there can be an amicable compromise by both sides, but that takes both sides willing to compromise...that, seems to be the problem. It would be a matter of ensuring the nesting areas are well protected, and still allow people the use of the beach.