1. ITV Report

Couple get engaged with 300ft Brean beach sand art proposal

Stefan Cahill proposed to Heidi Mason with this message in the sand at Brean beach. Credit:

A man proposed to his girlfriend in Brean with the help of a 300ft message written in sand.

Stefan Cahill popped the big question to long-term girlfriend Heidi Mason after asking a local artist to etch the words into the sand next to Brean Down.

Stefan took his unsuspecting girlfriend of four years for a walk along Brean Down on Thursday (August 15) afternoon while artist Simon Beck completed the 85m-wide mural below.

The mural was 85 metres wide. Credit:

Thankfully for Stefan, who described the proposal as a “special moment”, Heidi said yes.

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...and needed quite a lot of persuading to go up onto Brean Down for a walk on a windy day. She knew nothing!

She 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.

– Stefan, speaking to

The couple, who are from Wythall in Birmingham, are already looking forward to their wedding.

Heidi said the proposal had left her “speechless”.

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.

– Heidi, speaking to