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Address: 2612 Gulf Blvd, Beach Access 7, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
Phone Number:
+1 956-433-9948
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and...

We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and operate from Boomerang Billy's beach Bar on South Padre Island. *PLEASE BOOK EARLY* Our aim is to make your family vacation one to remember, and we supply everything - you just bring your smile. We recommend that you secure your booking before your visit by e-mail, phone or text (please include your name if texting). (** we have a new booking engine on the site - Jan 2017 credit cards accepted) Instructor Andy Hancock will be pleased to help you build the castles of your dreams using 3 simple steps and no previous experience or creative ability is necessary. Our job is to make sure that in one lesson you have all the skills you will need for a lifetime of building on the beach. We don't watch the clock as we are too busy watching our clients have fun. We even include tools for the truly inspired! - See you on the best beach in Texas!

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Sandcastle building with Andy...ROCKS!

Learn the tricks and secrets of building an ultimate sandcastle...we had a great time for all ages! 80 year old grandparents watched as their grandkids and daughter built a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn the tricks and secrets of building an ultimate sandcastle...we had a great time for all ages! 80 year old grandparents watched as their grandkids and daughter built a sandcastle taller than mom. Plus the kids made a 10 pound sand ball where they played the ultimate "don't drop the ball" game. As Andy says: we don't do boring. And... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our sandcastle-building lesson with Andy was a highlight of our family vacation to South Padre Island. Andy is a maestro with sand. He starts with an unshaped pile of it, his hands start moving, and before you know it an elaborately detailed sculpture takes shape before our eyes. And the best part about him, which is the best part about... More 

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Thank you for your kind words. You and your family were a delight and i am glad you found the experience rewarding! Chatting with families on a range of subjects is always fascinating and to meet a young man who was studying philosophy was awesome. But one of the highlights was his response when i asked why philosophy? He said"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a personal interview with Andy Hancock while he was reconstructing the largest sandcastle in the world at the visitor center at South Padre Island. He is so knowledgeable on the facts on sand castles and how to construct them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Truly a fun filled afternoon in sand for the whole family with Andy. Kids really loved it...finally a lesson that they think was fun! Andy really connected very well with the kids. It was amazing how much we could learn in two hours and make our own sand castles. and the best part for kids was when Andy made a... More 

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Hitchcock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a family 3 hour class with Andy and it was an unforgettable experience. This was my husband and my 2nd class with Andy and it was a fun and amaizing as the 1st! If you are in South Padre Island, this is definitely something that you should try, your sand castle creation will make you feel like a... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had a great time with family. Fun for all ages. Amazing conversation and dialogue along the way. Worth every penny!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A unique and fun way to spend some quality family time. Andy was great at showing us how to work with sand and we even got a little science lesson. Everyone was able to participate and we had a great time. We highly recommend sandcastle lessons with Andy!

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Norton, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were pleasantly surprised at how much we would get out of the lessons in such short amount of time. Andy was very engaging and entertaining for the whole family! We had a group of five with ages 7-44 years old. Every person was kept busy throughout the entire lesson with one on one time and never a dull moment.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

If my family could give more than 5 stars, we'd give Andy the Milky Way galaxy! This was fun, relaxing, entertaining and absolutely wonderful. Andy was hilarious the entire time while teaching our family some really awesome skills that we will go on to use. Definitely a highlight of our trip and would recommend this to absolutely everyone and of... More 

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Alpine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We spent the afternoon building a sandcastle and just had a great time!! Andy was creative, funny and made it simple as well as fun to build the castle. We will do this again!

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