Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services
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A former high school English teacher, Lucinda "Sandy Feet" Wierenga invented the job of sandcastle instructor 40 years ago, and she has taught more people how to have fun on the beach than anyone else on the planet. Author of the best selling book "Sandcastles Made Simple," she is the owner of the (SPI) SandBox Inn - a guesthouse/sandcastle academy. Since their "classroom" is the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island, the company continued to thrive during the pandemic, actually expanding with the addition of two dynamic and knowledgable instructors - José Sanchez and Anubis Morrison. Se habla Español! In 2019, her nephew and sandsculpture partner - Emerson Wierenga Schreiner - branched out and are now offering private sandcastle instruction in Galveston, TX as well as South Padre Island.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jennifer S
Fort Worth, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My 9 year old and I booked an hour long class and learned so much! Lucinda is a great instructor and with her help we had an amazing castle. We can’t wait to hit the beach tomorrow and try our new skills.
Written 20 July 2023
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Kierra E
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My family really enjoyed the lesson! They were blown away. Everyone left talking about how they have been building sandcastles wrong over the years. Highly recommend.
Written 10 July 2023
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Kelsie C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I booked this for my family and we were blown away. We learned so much about building a sand castle the proper way. Lucinda was great. She was very patient with my daughter and explained things on her level. My daughter loved showing off what we did that morning as people walked by the rest of the day. Lucinda let us borrow some tools so we were able to take what we learned to keep building sand castles during our stay. Your beach trip is not complete without this!
Written 23 June 2023
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Srivani H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Not really good. We booked one and half hour session where our guide was in a hurry and went away after one hour 15 min. We as beginners go slow but he expects us to finish fast and kids couldn’t enjoy at all. Not sure about other guides but our guide didn’t do well.
Written 14 June 2023
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You booked a 1-hr lesson - we only offer full one or two hours sessions through this platform - so your instructor actually gave you an extra 15 minutes. Your daughters were unhappy from the get-go and argued amongst themselves rather than listen to the instructor. We cannot pour the info into your head - you will get out of it as much as you put into it. Nevertheless, I am sorry that you did not enjoy our presentation...
Written 15 June 2023
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Eric C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent instruction. Our small group of 3 build the largest most detailed sandcastle we ever have in under 2 hours. We were taught how to make a solid foundation, build tall towers and add fine details all using simple tools.
Written 13 April 2023
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Tonya C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I was at SPI for my 20th anniversary. I love to play in the sand and build sandcastles and always wondered how they build those magical huge works of art. When I saw the class I knew I had to sign up. I had so much fun! my instructor was kind, knowledgeable, got me started on a great sand castle, taught me so much and I can't wait to build more! what a great service to offer!
Written 8 September 2022
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Jordan Z.
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Jose is a very good teacher and inspirational. We learned a lot from the tips and tricks lesson. Would highly recommend.
Written 27 July 2022
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AggieKB
Perth, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was such a fun sand castle making class! The whole family loved it (even the teens). Would definitely recommend if headed to SPI!
Written 5 July 2022
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cindylouwho05
Houston, TX14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
What a fun experience! Our family of 6 adults (4 young adults and 2 "mature" adults) booked this about a week before our visit to South Padre. The night before our scheduled lesson, one person from our party was delayed due to a flight cancellation. We contacted the owner and she happily rescheduled us for a later time so that everyone could attend. We met our instructor (sorry I didn't catch his name) at beach access #16. He brought the tools. We were amazed at what we learned. I've been making (bad/sad) sand castles for so many years. Now, our whole family has the skills to make beautiful castles! It was interesting to learn how to build a solid base, and then the fun part for me was "decorating" - adding steps, windows and doors. One and a half hours was a good amount of time for the lesson. After the lesson, we went back to "our" beach and made several more amazing castles. Our instructor was friendly and informative, right on time, and very knowledgeable. I'd definitely recommend this lesson, and my family is excited to take the advanced lesson the next time we are in South Padre.
Written 28 June 2022
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Jon
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My wife booked sand castle lessons well in advance of our trip. We received a confirmation e-mail that the lesson was to be at 9:30am. We arrived at 9:15am in the correct location. The lady was a no show. We called her and she was very disrespectful to my wife. She said our time was 9:00am and blamed us for not showing up at the correct time. We forwarded her the confirmation e-mail that she had originally sent us. I do not tolerate people disrespecting my wife. I did not rebook with this lady. The situation was handled very poorly by this lady.
Written 11 June 2022
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Not how it went down. I admitted my error, apologized and offered to come right away and give a slightly shorter lesson for a discounted price. I blamed no one but myself for getting it on the calendar wrong. Not sure how that amounts to "being disrespectful" but, okay. I apologize... again.
Written 12 June 2022
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