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500 ft starfish stuns walkers at Brean beach

The stunning design took six people six hours to complete Photo: Credit:

A huge starfish has been carved into the sand on Brean beach in Somerset - the latest work by a renowned sand artist.

The sculpture took six people over six hours to complete Credit:

Simon Beck and a a crew of five helpers created the starfish on the sand next to Brean Down.

They based the design on a six-sided hexagon with a star in the middle.

The pattern is created by drag marks over wet ground Credit:

The design started small and grew as we made progress throughout the day, with one eye on the incoming tide.

It's my biggest design here this year.

– Simon Beck, artist
The artist has also been recognised nationally for his work with snow Credit: