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Address: 2612 Gulf Bvld, Beach Access 7, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: +1 956-433-9948
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and...

We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and operate from Boomerang Billy's beach Bar 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). (** we have a new booking engine on the site - Jan 2016 credit cards accepted) 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!

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Chatted with the Sandcastle man

Stopped in for a short visit to see the huge sand castle in front of the Visitors Center yesterday. Chatted with the friendly and nice sandcastle man at the display while he was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cindy M
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, United States
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a short visit to see the huge sand castle in front of the Visitors Center yesterday. Chatted with the friendly and nice sandcastle man at the display while he was working. Amazing work!

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1 Thank Cindy M
McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great quality work and great service! This sand castle was very detailed and turned lots of heads. It made my proposal a very special one! Thanks Andy!

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1 Thank Aaron T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our time with you Andy!! Thanks for the amazing experience! This was the perfect Christmas gift!!

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1 Thank Joker47
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have seen Andy's work all over the island and seen him in action giving lessons. He is so very talented and knows his stuff - But maybe even more importantly, he is fun and great with people. He is patient with the children and adults when need be and he will have everyone laughing and enjoying every minute of... More 

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1 Thank Danicaraebird
Fargo, North Dakota
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Andy Hancock, sandcastle artist/sculptor. Entertaining and talented. Sandcastles are very good. Stop at the island's visitors center for a look.

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1 Thank Kirk W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sandcastle lessons is a rare opportunity! South Pardre Island is a great place to take advantage of this opportunity. Mr. Sandcastle teaches you all the tricks of the trade and has a wonderful sense of humor. If you enjoy playing in the sand and want to learn a whole new set of skills for doing so, then this is your... More 

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1 Thank bargainbetty
Mission, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came over to SPI for a day visit to enjoy some sunshine and relaxation. Not far away I noticed a man building a sandcastle, a very awesome sandcastle. He was great, allowed us to watch, explained what he was doing and why as well as letting us take photos. The finishing touch was the something like "Audre will you... More 

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1 Thank Hunterberger
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very fun activity for everyone, my 3year old loved it along with myself, his dad and my parents. This is great for all ages. Andy is a great guy very helpful, friendly and fun to be around. We recommend things for everyone. Best part is he sends you off with your own set of tools so you... More 

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1 Thank amanda s
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 12, including 6 teenagers, had an absolute BLAST. All of us recommend it - you cannot leave South Padre without building your sandcastles under the expert, charismatic and funny guidance of Andy.

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2 Thank Krystiana2016
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learning to build sandcastles with Andy was awesome. My husband, 18 year old son and I all had a fantastic time. It is not always that we can agree on or enjoy an activity equally but with this we did. Andy is entertaining with his ability to create sand structures and to make it possible for even the least creative... More 

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