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Sandcastle Lessons

310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
+1 956-433-9948
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First Class, Family Fun

Thank You Andy! Our family of 10 had the best time from 7 to 70! This was definitely a highlight... read more

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Reviewed 8 May 2018
VisitATexasBeach
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Helotes, Texas
Laughter, Science, and Sandcastles!!!

Thank you Pearl!!! We spent the best 3 hours on the beach learning to make sandcastles. Andy... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Lisa H
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We are pleased to be the Premier Sandcastle Lesson company in the USA and operate exclusively from the Pearl South Padre Hotel on South Padre Island, Texas. We can come to your location too! Our aim is to make your family vacation one remember, and WE SUPPLY EVERYTHING - you just bring your Smile, Water, Hat, and Sunblock. We recommend that you secure your booking BEFORE your visit - by e-mail, phone or text (please include your name if texting). 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 and tools 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. Your 1 FREE full toolkit in included for the truly inspired! - See you on South Padre Island - The Sandcastle Capital of the World. #WeDontDoBoring #TexasBestBeach #Girlsrock
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Thank You Andy! Our family of 10 had the best time from 7 to 70! This was definitely a highlight of our trip and we truly learned how to build a sandcastle that is shaped like a castle not a bucket. Andy is an artist,...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Thank you Pearl!!! We spent the best 3 hours on the beach learning to make sandcastles. Andy Hancock is hilarious!!! Lots of science involved. Andy designs one half of the castle and then we got to design the other half after learning the different techniques....More

2  Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome time with Andy. The kids were totally stocked to be able to build their own castle and have Andy helping them. Definitely recommend taking the kids to his lessons. It was awesome that the Pearl resort had this complimentary out on...More

1  Thank Brandon M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Amazing !!! Such a great time. And now when I go to the beach my sandcastles game is on point. Kids has a blast

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We were a large group family of 13 and Andy was amazing! We ranged from age 4 to 62 and it was just as much fun for the young ones as the older ones. He makes it so much fun while teaching you how to...More

1  Thank Mdaniels123
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We saw Andy's Castle in front of the Visitor Center... and couldn't wait to Book a Lesson. We (Mom, Sisters, Niece) met Andy at Pearl South Beach for a couple of hours of awesome fun! Passersby couldn't believe that we had actually built the 'masterpiece'...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

My children (ages 12, 10, 10, and 8) and I took a 2 hour lesson but next time will book longer as we had so much fun! We still have a lot to learn on sandcastle building but it is amazing how easy his techniques...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The entire family had a great time learning how to build an amazing sand castle! Everyone was able to be involved from the 5 year old to the 45 year old! Andy was great to work with and even loaned us some buckets for a...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This is my 2nd time building a sandcastle with Andy. Couldn't wait to have my family experience this! Andy tells you exactly what you are to do, and helps a ton. It is amazing how the castle emerges from a few buckets of sand. People...More

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was the first for us and it was so informative and fun! I shared the pictures of the sandcastle we all built with family and they were amazed. We would highly recommend this for anybody and will definitely do it again!

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Brit_Films
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
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
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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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