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Sandcastle Lessons

2612 Gulf Bvld, South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-433-9948
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Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and operate from Boomerang Billy's on South Padre Island. Our aim is to make... more » Owner description: We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and operate from Boomerang Billy's on South Padre Island. Our aim is to make your 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). 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! « less
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San Antonio, TX
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Grandma, five grandkids, and their mom and dad had a blast on a hot Thursday morning. Andy had tarps up, so we weren't burning, sun wasn't in our eyes, and the sand is goopy wet. Who knew how much water you need to use to actually get your pieces to come and stay together? Andy, that's who! My grandkids are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent 4 days in SPI and by far spending time with Andy and learning how to build Sandcastles was one of the best times we had there. He teaches you science and architecture with out you even knowing. Such an amazing person he is. Great with the kids and makes everyone feel comfortable. He encourages everyone to use their... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My grandkids, kids, and Papa and myself - ages 16 to - all had a great time with Andy. We each left as sandcastle engineers with an artistic flare! Who knew? What a wonderful two hours of fun and creating castles and animals and all sorts of things! Thanks, Andy! You're the best!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a must-do for families! Splurge on the two hour lesson, you will NOT regret it. Andy worked with our group for 2+ hours and we still had to pull our 5 & 6 yr olds away. (And then they went back to the beach in front of our condo and built sand castles for 2 more hours!) Andy... More

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Highland Village, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Feel like a pro after an hour. Andy was so fun and taught us all the tricks to making fantabulous photo worthy sand art! We got one on one time when needed and he helped everyone complete their projects letting no one get discouraged. Even though it was super hot and humid (TX in August), a tent for shade was... More

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Spokane, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wasn't sure about this one.... My 14-year-old was none too pleased to wake up by 9:00 am in order to go build sand castles. However, she (and the rest of us) had a great time. Ages ranged from 71 down to 12. Andy was fun, informative, engaging and two hours just flew by. My kids built things out of sand... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was looking to try some activities that we had never done before while visiting South Padre. My husband was skeptical but willing to do whatever I wanted to try. At the end he said he was really glad that we did it. Andy was wonderful with the whole family! My daughters ages 9,6, and 3 all really enjoyed it.... More

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Leakey, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We (2 adults, 9 year old and 7 year old) had a wonderful time learning from Andy how to build cool, detailed and stylish sand castles. Andy was fun, entertaining and great with the children. As soon as our 2 hour lesson ended, the kids wanted to go to the beach and build more sand castles! Thank you Andy!!

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south padre island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Andy is amazing, funny and FANTASTIC WITH KIDS (something that can't be said for other SPI sandcastle lesson companies we have used in the past!!!) Our daughter didn't stop talking about "that funny sandy bald man who talked funny" all the way home. Best part of our vacation! THANKS ANDY!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Welshman who gives the lessons obviously loves his job. He explained to the kids how to make the sand castles and within an hour they were making huge really detailed castles. He is so much fun and makes the experience great for the kids ( whose ages went from 11 to 16). We had to drag them away at... More

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