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Address: 550 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone Number: 732 927 5475
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Hot Sand is the country's only glassblowing studio where you can try...
Hot Sand is the country's only glassblowing studio where you can try glassblowing. Just stop in during our scheduled Walk-in hours, pick from our array of objects, choose your color and design options and we'll pair you up with a glassblower. You will sit with the glassblower throughout the creation of your piece and use your own breath to blow it up!
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What a cool experience!!

I went just recently in March, and I have to say it was really cool! The glass pieces are beautiful that they create. I think since that 2012 review about not being kid-friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Lauren K
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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I went just recently in March, and I have to say it was really cool! The glass pieces are beautiful that they create. I think since that 2012 review about not being kid-friendly, they have definitely stepped there game up. The staff was extremely kind and helpful and there was a kid's party ending right before we started ours. Although,... More 

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tinton falls nj
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have visited and shopped here since they open on the boardwalk, always interesting things going on and really cool art glass to admire, or buy. I go every year for some cool ornaments, also going to inquire on taking a class..

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have come here each year since it opened, getting our daughters hand or foot made into a memento. As she has gotten older, now 9, shes moved to blowing her own pieces -- a glass ball, and this winter a glass egg. These folks are a delight. The young staff have a calm careful air about them and its... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We took our three kids here for my daughters birthday, ages 9,11 and 13. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and very detailed explaining each step of the process. Each child picked something different to make and all came out really nice. They also have quite a bit of blown glass on display that you can purchase if you are... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Make your own glass creation. Great for all ages. Fun, reasonable. Bring home something nice and original.

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Boston
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We came to Ocean Grove specifically to take a class at Hot Sand in sand casting. Nick was simply amazing. We learned so much in 3 hours. But it's also a agreat place to go for just a little while -- especially with children. They'll be mesmerized by making a sand cast of their hands, then seeing Nick pour molton... More 

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Westfield, NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hot Sand was an unexpected find for us. We never imagined stumbling upon a glass blowing studio in downtown Asbury Park that would allow kids to see and experience how glass items are made. Our boys loved it! The store owner and employees were very friendly and patient teaching our kids how glass is blown. The kids got to be... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I took my mom here for her birthday. She always loved blown glass and wanted to try it but didn't want to take a whole art class. This was perfect! We walked in during open hours and picked our projects, colors, and patterns. She made a bubble and I made at cup. We had employees that walked us through the... More 

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New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I grew up in a town that had a glass blowing studio and gallery, and I always loved watching the creations bubble and transform from fire into crystalline, colored works of art. When I saw Fire and Sand listed on Yelp and in Trip Advisor, I decided to take my family for a visit, and to let my son try... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

WOW...We love Asbury Park roller derby girls, they are great fun in the rink...but Hey HOT SAND....That attitude will get you far in the rink but not with MOMS of kids on Christmas break that come to your place for service and get nothing but bad attitude!! Totally unprofessional and rude staff there. Owners Thomas and Paul must have been... More 

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