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San Diego Sand Castles

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Address: 4306 Ocean Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: +1 619-200-0565
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Description: The best way to spend time on San Diego's beaches is by doing something...
The best way to spend time on San Diego's beaches is by doing something unique - build a professional style sand castle! San Diego Sand Castles isn't a gallery, competition, or "thing to see" for public viewing (please don't come to our address expecting to see sand castles!) In fact, we're a far more interactive reservations-required beachside "thing to do" where your group gets to be the artists! San Diego Sand Castles specializes in sand castle lessons for people of all ages all year-round! Run by JT Estrela, San Diego's resident sand sculptor, our sand castle lessons are a lot of fun, are educational, and a great way to spend time on the beach in San Diego. Each lesson is personalized and special with a focus on having fun with the process in a unique change of pace from theme parks or even just typical beach sunbathing. Book Early! Reservations are required and go very fast! When JT and his partners aren't happily teaching sand castle lessons, they are often working on professional masterpiece commissioned sculptures or you can often find them creating their own unique ideas!
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Great Birthday Fun !!!!!

My daughter and I decided to celebrate her 14th birthday, by taking an afternoon class with our instructor Tony. This was one of the highlights of our vacation. I finally got a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My daughter and I decided to celebrate her 14th birthday, by taking an afternoon class with our instructor Tony. This was one of the highlights of our vacation. I finally got a first hand experience learning how those amazing sand castles are created. We were very patiently introduced to the tools that go into successfully building one of these works... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Mom, dad, and daughters (20, 16, 15) took a 3-hr class w/ Kristine as a birthday present/activity for our youngest who turned 15. Everything was easy and fun - directions from Kristine's text, parking, finding Kristine on the beach, and then -- the cool sandcastle class w/ a very friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraging instructor. It was semi-hard work and required... More 

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Woods Cross, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was so much fun! We took our daughter who just graduated from high school on a trip to San Diego. I thought it would be fun to go see some professionals build a sandcastle on the beach. Then I found sandiegosand.com and they actually teach you the tricks to building one yourself. We had never done anything like this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My family met with JT this morning, we all had a fantastic time building our sand castle. JT is an amazing instructor, he knows everything about building sand castles. We must have had 20 people come over and compliment us on our castle. In addition to building our sand castle we made great family memories. Do it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We had a class with JT. It was spectacular! Our kids 5 & 7 loved it! JT was very kind, patient. & enthusiastic. Absolutely highly recommend this adventure! Worth every penny! And thanks JT for the lunch suggestion. It was very yummy & right there on the beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband, three teenaged sons, and I absolutely loved our day at the beach with Andrew! He provided excellent instruction and the tools required to help us build a sandcastle that surpassed our own expectations for our abilities. As we were building, people stopped by to ask about it and to collect business cards for future reference. A couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing opportunity to spend quality family time together, learn a new unique skill, and create something amazing and beautiful! JT was a wonderful instructor with an obvious love for what he does. Thank you for helping us make memories which will last a lifetime!!

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our family of 5 had a great time making a sand castle with Kristine's direction. Our 11 year old loved it, our 8 year old liked it, and our 6 year old had fun playing on the beach while we built. We learned so many strategies for making our own castles at home. Totally different experience than so many other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We took our 8&5 yo old grandchildren, last year! It was a great experience....JT was awesome with them...my younger grandson just wanted to make a "slop" castle, and play with the sand and my granddaughter wanted a traditional castle and to learn the skills, JT went with it and worked with both of them in their own ways...we will do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were really excited about this lesson and we were definitely not disappointed!! Our castle turned out amazing and JT was an awesome instructor. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the San Diego area, no matter your age. He caters the lesson to how detailed or simple you want your castle to be and was able... More 

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Address: 4306 Ocean Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: +1 619-200-0565
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego

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