I went for a walk on the beach today, I haven't been for so long despite it only being across the road. It has changed so much. Masses of sand has been blown up so the dunes now encroach more onto the beach. The mass of small pieces of wood I normally find have been covered by sand and become part of the dunes. There are more wild flowers and self seeded cultivated ones. The Rosa Rugosa and perennial sweet pea have spread over much wider areas.
It will change again but when you don't go regularly you notice the changes more.