Probably because of the storm we had a few weeks ago, the shore is littered with sea urchin shells in a way that it never was last year. (As well as mounds of seaweed and driftwood.)
This makes walking barefoot on the beach a treacherous task, but it also makes for amazing beach finds.
My daughter gathered a bucket of these delicate shells, collecting them like little treasures; my son and I made shapes with them on the beach and I photographed them.
It is wonderful what we can find on the shore.