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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 marcos
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had 8 people from age 11 to 65. Every one had fun. Andy was really great and came to our condo. Take the 2 hour lesson it is well worth the money. He went out of his way to make our trip great. He left us large buckets and shovel to use durring our stay. Just so you know... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After you have taken a class with Andy at Sandcastle Lessons, your trips to the beach will change forever. With the techniques, tips and tricks you will learn, playing with sands is taken to a whole new level.. My family and I can spend hours carving sand and being very proud of our results. Don't forget to ask about Andy's... More

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Boerne, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Andy did a wonderful job with our handful of 5 young kids we brought him. He was very knowledgable about sand and the science behind sand castle building. He had the kids building in 10 min after we got there. He was patient with the young ones 3, 4, 5 and 9 year olds. Very good value for the money.

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South Padre Island, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We so enjoyed seeing Andy's creations and were blessed to meet the artist at one of his creations. SPI leaders need to encourage this type of unique attraction for the Island.

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Austin, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Andy is truly a master of the sandcastle art and made the event as much fun for the parents as the kids. Andy has a great sense of humor and easily guides everyone through the basics of building a sandcastle that will draw attention from everyone on the beach. Well worth every penny! Andy provides all the tools and even... More

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Pittsburg, tx
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We just had our first sandcastle lesson with Andy and loved it! I took my 3 daughters ages 7,8, and 10 and they all were able to learn some building basics that they will be able to apply to all future sandcastles....either at the beach or our local beaches at the lake! Thanks Andy for a great morning!

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Houston, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is our fourth time taking Andy's sandcastle lessons. Everyone always has a great time. Andy is extremely personable and great at teaching his art to all ages. We have learned different techniques each time we visit and look forward to next year.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had actually tried to make reservations for sand castle lessons before we arrived at SPI, but hadn't received any calls back. We stayed at a condo our first 3 nights and moved to the Isla Grand the last night. Imagine our delight when we checked in early and found that Thursday morning activity is professional sand castle building lessons... More

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La Porte, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Andy is a great instructor, very sociable and lots of fun! We have a family of five with 3 children ages 12, 7, and 5 and they all enjoyed the experience. Can't wait to go to the beach again and try out all the skills we learned! Thank you so much Mr. Andy and the kids say Hi!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very patient, funny and entertaining. Andy taught us a lot. He's the best! Couldn't ask for anything better!

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