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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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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Andy Hancock creates a fun, learning environment for all ages. We were there with our grown kids. Andy taught us fabulous skills to create whatever kind of sand castle we wanted. Everyone had great fun and learned lots laughing together. Thanks Andy!!

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I was apprehensive about the cost for a one hour lesson, but it was blown away with how much I gained from the sand castle lesson. I thought "how can you learn so much about building in sand?" But everything Andy showed us was so amazing! I am beyond excited to build my own sand castles from the things I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Andy was superb. I and my boyfriend were in SPI for weekend and this was the best of our memories from SPI. Andy is friendly and adorable :)

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were in SPI for a family Trip, the youngest being 3 yrs old and the oldest 67 yrs old. There were 10 of us in our group and we had a blast. Andy is very nice and entertaining. He works well with all ages. I believe the adults in our group had just as much fun, if not more... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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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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