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Australian travels 10,000 miles to pop the question on Welsh beach

The proposal was the work of sand artist Marc Treanor, who uses string and a stick like a compass to create perfect circles Credit: Wales News Service

A romantic boyfriend travelled 10,000 miles to propose to his girlfriend - with a 100ft high message drawn on a Welsh beach.

Caleb Jellicoe, 21, proposed to Katie Frank, 20, with a giant message in the sands.

The couple travelled from their home in Australia to visit family in west Wales, where Caleb had enlisted a sand artist to help.

He took Katie for a clifftop walk in Mwnt before pointing out the giant artwork on the beach below and getting down on one knee.

Caleb said: "I wanted my proposal to be something Katie would never forget and I don't think she ever will. She had no idea I was going to ask her to marry me.

"I drove Katie down to the beach and she had no idea. We walked along the cliff top and when we looked over at the beach there was my message looking up at us".

Miss Frank said yes.

Caleb Jellicoe, 21, proposed to Katie Frank, 20, with a giant message in the sands Credit: Wales News Service

Caleb, from New South Wales, had scouted remote beaches across Wales for the perfect proposal spot.

Katie said: "I had absolutely no idea Caleb was going to propose. He just said we were going for a walk on a beach.

"I remember as we walked along the cliff I saw my name. At first it didn't register - I was just baffled to see my name until I read it all.

"Then I turned around and Caleb was down on his knee. I couldn't even speak I was so overwhelmed. It was so beautiful and completely blew me away."

The proposal was the work of sand artist Marc Treanor, who uses string and a stick like a compass to create perfect circles.

He said: "If I can draw it on paper I will be able to draw it on sand. When you are on the beach you can't get any sense of it at all. People enjoy the process but down any idea of what it looks like until they can get up and look down on it".