On the German North Sea you find people on the beach in all seasons. Even in the summer the beaches are constantly windy places and hanging out on the beach can be strenuous due to that. Therefore there are Strandkörbe (beach baskets) that you can rent. They offer seating and some limited storage (non-locked) for 2 adults. This is what you do on a German beach.
In the winter these are mostly removed from the beaches and brought to storage but in this fall storm there are still some of the baskets left.