Stunning sand art appears on Exmouth beach

A stunning piece of sand art appeared on Exmouth Beach over the weekend.

The incredible sand art was spotted on July 4 and was 40m in diameter.

Sand artist, Paul Burton, 52, created the masterpiece in just two and a half hours on Saturday.

Paul has been a sand artist for 7-years and has created some incredible designs.

The sand art was inspired by Independence Day (Image: Paul Burton)

He said: “My last piece was on American Independence Day (July 4), I was looking to make a design with a pentagon in it to have the American connection when the Captain America shield popped into my head.

“Then it was just a case of scaling up the image to fit the space on the beach.”

Previous sand art (Image: Paul Burton)

The sand artist created his first piece back in 2013, which was of the Olympic rings.

The Independence Day inspired shield took just under three hours however the artist was “tight for time.”

Pauls previous sand art (Image: Paul Burton)

He said: “The tide is important.

“I need to be doing the sand art over low tide.

Could these be dinosaur footprints? (Image: Paul Burton)

“So I aim to start before low tide which gives me time to do the art, then go up to the top of the cliffs to take the photos before the tide comes in.”

Although, some of his artwork may have a meaning behind it, the artist does not explain or name the creations.

Beautiful (Image: Paul Burton)

He adds: “I think it is better for people to just see it as it is and make their own minds up as to what it is or anything it means to them.

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“We all perceive what we see differently so it’s not for me to tag a design with my take on it.”

People admiring the sand art (Image: Paul Burton)

If you are ever walking along Exmouth seafront, be sure to keep your eyes peeled as you might be lucky enough to find one of Paul’s incredible creations.

To keep updated on Paul’s latest creations, visit his sand art Facebook page here.

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