A beach sand artist has this week helped a man with a big heart propose to his girlfriend at Brean in grand style.

Stefan Cahill popped the big question to Heidi Mason on Thursday afternoon (August 15th) at Brean Down after getting sand artist Simon Beck to create an 85-metre wide, swirling design on the beach featuring the huge letters ‘Will you marry me, Heidi?’ in a heart.

Stefan had encouraged his unsuspecting girlfriend of four years up onto Brean Down for a walk and it was then that the lettering started to be completed on the beach below as both watched on! 

Stefan told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We’ve been coming to Brean on holiday for years and I’ve been following Simon’s amazing sand art designs for a long time. We always love them.”

“I always like to do different and original things, so when I got thinking about how to propose to Heidi I came up with the idea of getting Simon’s art involved.” 

“I contacted him over social media to see if he’d be interested and he said he’d happy to get involved.”

“Heidi had no idea about what I had planned and needed quite a lot of persuading to go up onto Brean Down for a walk on a windy day. She knew nothing!”

“Heidi was quite emotional as we watched the wording appear in the middle of the heart design on the beach below — it was a special moment. She said ‘yes’, and I gave her an engagement ring to make it official.”

“Simon did an awesome job with the design, having spent all day creating it in the sand with his rake. It was just perfect and I can’t thank him enough!”

Heidi told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “I am a little bit speechless — I had no clue at all. It was such an amazing way to propose!”

“We’ve been coming to Brean for years so it has a special place in our hearts – this was just wonderful.”

The couple, who are from Wythall in Birmingham, are now planning their wedding. 

Visitors to Brean Down often marvel at Simon Beck’s artwork on the beach below.

In May, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported how he had completed his 100th sand art design.

Simon, who also recently published a book featuring some of his art designs in snow, says that he will be back again on Brean Beach soon to complete further designs.