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Sandcastle Lessons

2612 Gulf Blvd, Beach Access 7, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
+1 956-433-9948
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Sandcastle Lessons

So much fun! All of our girls were so into building & learning about sand castles! Even our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Best family fun ever!!!

We went in thinking we'd have small,plastic pails and shovels, but Andy Hancock and Max brought the... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephanie L
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San antonio
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2612 Gulf Blvd, Beach Access 7, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun! All of our girls were so into building & learning about sand castles! Even our youngest (not even 2 yet) was having so much fun with the tools! Andy was so interactive and helpful. Highlight of our trip!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in thinking we'd have small,plastic pails and shovels, but Andy Hancock and Max brought the most fun to our vacation with an enormous sand castle that stood tall all day long!! His lessons are definitely never boring, and he and Max answered our...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I wanted to do something special and engaging with my children for mother's day. We have had a condo at spi for over 12 years so I guess we are locals. I always thought the kids would like this activity. Even though I just got...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We took our First graders on a sandcastle building field trip. They enjoyed every single minute of our lesson. Andy made our lesson fun and kids really learned some of the basic techniques. I recommend these lessons for field trips. It was a unique experience...More

Thank Mayra Y
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

What an amazing sandcastle experience! Andy is definitely the best! We laughed the whole time and he is so patient with the thousands of questions we asked. We came with a picture from the Internet and he totally transformed our image into so much more....More

Thank Ashley Q
SandcastleAndy, Owner at Sandcastle Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you Ashley Q! It was a pleasure to meet you both and to combine both castle architecture into your idea. Most people don't really know (understandably) what they want to make so for someone to come with a definite idea was great! The way...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

My daughter and her friends had a great time! Never a dull moment. All the girls were super entertained

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1  Thank Minerva G
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We all learned a lot and the kids had a wonderful time. They did a very big castle we recommend it 100%

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Did not know what to expect. $285 for Sand Castle lessons? What? But it was an AMAZING experience worth every penny. Kids had a blast. Parents had a blast. Andy, the instructor, showed us techniques that truly defined imagination. Did you know its possible to...More

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SandcastleAndy, Owner at Sandcastle Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hi James 06745QM! Thank you for your prompt review and your thoughts on the value for money of our attraction. People often speculate as to what is worth doing on the beach and we point out that we are not just a "thing" you do...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Andy did a great job. Very good with our entire family. Everyone had a blast! Very entertaining, and amazing how quick they built a very nice castle.

1  Thank LCFam
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This attraction is well worth the price ... it provided hours of guided fun and even when Andy left we were able to enjoy the techniques afterwards. Highly recommend!

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Brit_Films
Are your lessons suitable for all ages?
13 July 2015|
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Response from SandcastleAndy | Property representative |
Yes. We pride ourselves on being a true family activity where everyone is included. From small children, 2 and up, through to the grandparents we can accommodate everyone and provide shade and a unique teaching area where... More
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Texas_suz
How much does a lesson cost? Are there different lessons for different pricing?
18 May 2015|
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Response from TexasSculptor | Property representative |
Hi Texas_Suz Thanks for contacting Trip advisor about us! Lessons start at $125 per hour for up to 10 people and this includes 1 basic toolkit which includes enough for two people. however we know that 1 hour goes by... More
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TexasSculptor
Do you work year round?
6 February 2015|
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Response from TexasSculptor | Property representative |
YES! - from 8am thru 5pm in the summer and whatever time suits the clients in the winter - you have to book in advance as we don't do "open" classes. This avoids disappointment for our clients.
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