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Sandcastle Lessons

2612 Gulf Bvld, South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-433-9948
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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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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Thank you Andy Hancock for being excellent! Reflecting upon our time in South Padre we enjoyed the Dunes, the beaches, the Pirates, the tours and the fishing what fun we had but our best money spent was your sand castle lesson. We had a blast working together and apart. Too often as a parent I miss out on spending real... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our family had a terrific time with Andy. He made the lesson informative and fun for everyone in our 3 generations. I was very impressed with his knowledge and humor. This is a must do activity if you are on the island. We will also be making snow sculptures next winter with what we learned, Thanks Andy for the great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Building sand castles with Andy will be remembered as one of the highlights of our trip! We have three children ranging from 15 to 6 and Andy cleverly included them all in the lesson. The kids were amazed and so happy with the lesson and the fact they could build their own castle. He is knowledgable and funny and this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The sand castle was beautiful never seen anything like it before, the kids were amazed. Keep up the good work Andy!

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Spi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Amazing sandcastle created for our daughter's seventh birthday by Andy Hancock. We were fortunate that he was available and in short notice. She had so much joy in showing it, not only to her friends but the others passing by. We will have the best memories that, by far, are better than any cake! Thank you for making our day... More

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This was the most fun we had on our trip as a family. Andy is personable and a wonderful artist. He made the whole experience something to remember. We got completely caught up in the freedom of being creative. He also gave us more time than we deserved. Great choice for a memorable experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My family of 5 had a 2 hour lesson and could not have had more fun! Andy really engaged my 6 year old twins and we all learned how to build beautiful sand castles. MIT was just so much fun. I think its a great value for the knowledge and attention that is given. We plan to take more lessons... More

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Our family of four-mom, dad, 11 and 14 year old daughters had a 2 hour lesson with Andy and had a blast! Andy is such a great teacher and so much fun to watch. He gave us lessons and tools to be able to use for our future masterpieces on the beaches of the world. Near the end of our... More

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent an entire morning checking out the long list of sand castles that Andy and his team have created -- lots of fun and so interesting. We will have a large variety of pics to share with family. Get a list of all the locations from someone because many are tucked away inside the entry to restaurants. We had... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We did not get the opportunity to take a lesson but we had the good fortune to meet Andy while we were visiting all 26 Sand Castles on the island. He was very nice and friendly. He told us a lot about his work. We really enjoyed meeting him!!!!

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