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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
Description: 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). 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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Perfect for family fun!

We had ages ranging from 7 to adults in their 70's and everyone enjoyed Andy's lesson and was able to use the skills taught (even in just one hour) to make something SO MUCH... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had ages ranging from 7 to adults in their 70's and everyone enjoyed Andy's lesson and was able to use the skills taught (even in just one hour) to make something SO MUCH BETTER than our normal sand castles. Loved that the building of the sand castles is on top of barrels so you don't have to stoop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We did a one hour lesson with Andy on our 2nd day of vacation. So glad we did! Andy is excellent with the kids and his lesson breaks down the artt of building sandcastles so anyone can walk away with the know how to build their own masterpiece. We should have done the two hour lesson but Andy spent extra... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My 11 yo son and I had a two hour lesson two weeks ago and we still talk about it. It was from 4-6 pm but the canopy Andy brought kept us cool. Temperature was not an issue, I was worried about that because of the time of the appt. Anyway, Andy was fun and my quiet kid had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went for sand castle building lessons. Great choice. Think we got lessons 101 - 106! Ha Ha. Good instructor. Built sand castles the next day for 6 hours. Would recommend. The Snyders from Buffalo, NY

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's often difficult to find activities that my 5-year old and 12-year old both enjoy, but this one fit the bill. Our 1-hour sand castle lesson with Andy was our favorite family activity on San Padre, and well worth the price (I wish we had booked a longer lesson!) I loved how he incorporated a little bit of history and... More 

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Cleburne, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Andy is amazing. Funny , great with the kids. Really showed them a whole way to build sand castles and educated them. I highly Recommend this. Also gives them each a tool Kit to take home so we they had they rest of our week to practice. Do this on your first day!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our women's group had a blast learning the engineering techniques in sand castle building. From spanking the bucket to ensure proper bubble release to mixing the sand with water, it ensured our castle was sound and would not fall. Loved the carving techniques to decorate our creation. Thanks Andy for being a great teacher and good sport!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Andy Hancock did a great job of teaching my family how to build amazing sand castles. We ended up spending 4 hours on the beach just building sand castles...hours after our lesson was over. Our kids said that was the best family fun on our beach trip. Andy is very personable and makes it so fun! Highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We spent 2+ hours with Andy Hancock, what an experience! My family was aged 12 to 72, and it was entertaining for everyone. Andy is engaging from beginning to end of the lesson, and very informative along the way. Hard to believe the quick and easy progress that was made making our sand castles after covering some basic principles, and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My friends and our kids had the best time learning sandcastle building and sculpting with Andy! This activity was so much fun for everyone in the group. It was laid back and Andy had all the clean sand, water and tools we could ever need. We got a great demo then we all got to build and imagine on our... More 

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