SandCastle Lessons
SandCastle Lessons
5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Families on vacation struggle to find an activity the whole family can enjoy "together". Mobile SandCastle Lessons offer an experience everyone will love. Create Memories in the Sand with a two-hour award-winning and sand-cerely unique activity. This quality time opportunity is a “WHOLE FAMILY EXPERIENCE”. We require at least 1 participating adult* per 5 children. And, sometimes the adults have more fun than the children! Learn to build an (approx.) 3 1/2-foot-tall sand tower! Gain "SandCastle Success" while you create a bit of "SandCastle Envy" on the beach. It's not just a SandCastle Lesson - It will become a vacation memory to last a lifetime. Your SandCastle Coach(es) "typically" meet you at your beach. As a professional sand sculpting company we also offer marriage proposals, elegantly unique wedding sand sculptures, specialty sand sculptures, parties of all types (including birthday parties), and Corporate Team Building with logo sand sculptures.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Dustin A
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sand castle instruction
    Had a great time with our instructor Iain. Made it fun for our whole family and we much appreciated the work he put in to make it a great experience. We’ve been wanting to do something like this for some time and definitely feel it was worth the time and money. Thanks so much for an amazing time!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • DeeDee235
    Reno, Nevada40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous fun time!!
    Our family had a great time building sandcastles! We had 4 adults and two five year olds. Yuri did a great job explaining everything and was very personable. We’ll use the learned techniques in the future. I’d recommend this activity for a great day at the beach!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Whitney
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best thing to do with kids in Destin
    Was looking for something different to do with my kids, age 8 and 5. We had a blast doing this together. Very hands on and we learned so much from Clay. He was great with the kids, kept them laughing and engaged the whole time! Would book again next year to build something else with Clay!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Jereor@aol.com
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sandtastic
    We had a great sand castle experience with Clay. He kept the kids interested with humor and he made it fun. We had ages 3-14. We’ve used SandCastle several times and the castles keep getting better. Highly recommend it
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Brian M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family Castle Battles
    Great experience. Had 3 families together with small children and fun was had by all. Highly recommend. Yuri is the master! Kids loved watching from balconies as strangers would walk by and take pictures of their towers. Too bad Idalia had to wash them away before their time.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Jim C
    Seaside, Florida4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience on the white sands in Seaside
    We had a sales team of 12 people and Rick was fantastic. A great mix of fun and team building… the fact that we actually learned how to make a real sand castle was a bonus! I highly recommend Rick and Sandcastle Lessons for families or a team building event.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 22, 2023
  • reilandlowery
    Carillon Beach, Florida1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent sand castle experience
    We brought 4 kids 11-6 years old to the beach. Rick was lots of fun, taught us each step to building a huge castle. Everyone on the beach admired it and took photos of it all week.
    One of the fun secrets about learning to build tall sand castles is how much attention they draw from other beach goers. Thank you for reminding us how this attention seems to elevate a family's over all experience by making them the SandCastle SuperStars on the beach! That's SO FUN! Our step by step process assure SandCastle Success .... 3 1/2 ft tall SandCastles;"huge" in your words :)
    Written March 19, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 17, 2024
  • susie3352024
    Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Build with YOUR TEAM!
    This experience was incredible. My team was NOT looking forward to getting sandy or wet BUT Coach Rick made the experience so incredible and everyone walked away feeling blessed, closer as a team, proud, and glad they were willing to participate!! GREAT JOB AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
    What a sweetly honest review - we truly appreciate it! We are honored that a Team Building SandCastle Lesson with Beach Sand Sculptures, and your SandCastle Coach, Rick were able turn your team from, "NOT looking forward to getting sandy or wet", to, "walked away feeling blessed, closer as a group, proud, and glad they participated!!". Thank you for trusting us with your team and we are grateful for your high recommendation.
    Written March 19, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Written March 8, 2024
  • Anissa R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful family experience!
    Such a fun experience. Clay was amazing and everyone had a great time. Highlight of our trip. Had a great time, got great pictures, and learned so much - can't wait to use our new skills on future beach trips.
    "Highlight of our trip". We do hear that a lot .... but we NEVER get tired of hearing it. Thank you for sharing how much fun you family had with your SandCastle Coach, Clay in your SandCastle Lesson with Beach Sand Sculptures. Your photos, the memories your created in the sand, and the granular engineering skills you have learned and developed will change your beaching experience FOREVER!
    Written March 19, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 17, 2024
  • Alexa G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Evaton Team Building
    I would love to once again say thank you to Rick and Capri for the wonderful experience they provided to the Evaton team in St. Augustine. It's great to feel like a kid again, build something from scratch, and be creative. Would highly recommend to others and I'd do it again if I could!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written May 22, 2024
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SHANA J
Marietta, GA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This was our absolute favorite part of our two week stay in Ft. Walton Beach. Rick was amazing and we really had a great time! He was patient, funny and fun to work with. The sandcastle was stunning and many people stopped by to take photos. I did learn if you don't want to buy the buckets and tools to do this another time by yourself it isn't required and you can save 49 dollars. It was a two hour session and well worth the time and money. Don't miss this activity!
Written June 5, 2021
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Jay W
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This was a waste of a lot of money and time. Things got off on the wrong foot and somehow managed to go downhill from there. They showed up 35 minutes late (i was texted 7 minutes before scheduled arrival time they would be late). I was told it was due to "traffic" but the truth came out later during our session. After they showed up it was VERY apparent they were not interested in working. It was painfully obvious they were going thru the motions. In fact, one instructor (to her credit) was very forthcoming and said they just didn't "have it" that day. In fact, they left some of their equipment at the previous appointment. She struggled to even give us what I assume are the prepared comments/questions they do with the participants to build some rapport at the beginning of the session. I've really never experienced something that was so obviously "off" for a service rendered. They knew it, i knew it. Of course, their no refund policy made it impossible for us to end the session before it really began after I experienced their horrible attitudes. Spend your money at the many other options offered to your family in Destin.
Written August 13, 2020
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Oh no! Jay, we are so sorry to hear about your experience and we are deeply concerned to receive your report. This appears to be an isolated incidence of which we do not want repeated. Please give us a call - the number is located at the top of your Confirmation email. A SandCastle Lesson can be delayed (ie. weather or traffic) up to 30 min and still be fully complete. A lesson where the coach showed up thirty five minutes late would be rescheduled or full refunded. We are saddened to hear of the "off" behavior and attitudes of these SandCastle Coaches. Information about the location, date, and time of your lesson will identify the coaches. We appreciate your time and information in assisting us to remedy this situation immediately.
Written August 14, 2020
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Michael K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Kaylin was a wonderful coach. Firstly, she came to our location and we didn't have to travel anywhere to do this activity which is a huge plus! She went over the process in great detail and demonstrated the techniques and tools used on the first part of the castle then we began building and decorating under her guidance. In the meantime she engaged with my 2 year old and built a small castle on the side to keep her occupied. It was a great activity and I strongly recommend doing this with your family and requesting Kaylin if possible.
Written August 11, 2020
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:) Thank you for taking your time to review SandCastle Lessons and your SandCastle Coach, Kaylin. She is a SAND-sational part of the Beach Sand Sculptures Team. Creating memories in the sand is what SandCastle Lessons are all about, but the sandcastling skill will change your beaching experience forever!
Written August 24, 2020
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Jani
Wichita, KS4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
This was sooo much fun! Our sand castle instructor Katrina is the best! She was able to entertain 5 kids aged 16 down to 7, and 4 adults. We all had an equally great time. The location was switched due to weather but you would never know the difference. This experience came recommended to us by friends and I will also tell everyone to try it. Book early in your lesson early so you have the rest of your vacation to test your new skills! Ask for Katrina!!
Written March 19, 2021
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mariecatherinedwyer
Huntsville, AL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Our experience with SandCastle Lessons was amazing, we had Ben and Cameron as our teachers. They were funny, great with the kids and very patient. The kids and adults all had a great time learning and building the sandcastles. Highly recommend this for families of young or even teen aged children. We will definitely do it again!!
Written July 10, 2020
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Sundae1129
Boerne, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We have enjoyed sharing this experience with the family and friends that join us on vacation to the beach. Sand castle building is fun for all ages and we love to make a competition between the finished castles. It is highlight of the trip every year. Side note: bring water to drink so you can concentrate and have fun without feeling like you will die of dehydration. It’s a rookie mistake.
Written July 3, 2020
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Vikki S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Katrina was awesome! Our 2 6th graders, 4th grader and 2nd grader were all able to create an amazing sandcastle and have a fabulous time doing so. We were the envy of the beach as people spent the next 2 days taking pictures of our castle. Highly recommend this as a fun family activity!
Written January 20, 2021
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Sounds like the kids had FUN! How about those adults? We trust they had fun too. We find the adults sometimes have MORE FUN than the kids because they've been trying their whole lives to build TALL sand castles :) Thanks for the review and we appreciate your recommendation!
Written January 26, 2021
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Stacy B
Omaha, NE10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
One of the top highlights of our trip! Katrina was awesome and our family really enjoyed it. We were moved from the beach (due to weather) to a sand lot behind a restaurant and I think we enjoyed that even more than the beach. Can’t wait to use our kit on future vacations and use our skills over & over.
Written March 23, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We received a lesson as a Christmas gift and we absolutely loved it!!! Our coach came to “our” beach in Destin Pointe and brought everything we needed. He was an expert at creating beautiful sandcastles and taught us all the tricks. Our group of four had a blast! Highly recommend this fun activity for all ages!
Written January 7, 2020
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Melissa B
Fort Walton Beach, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Our coaches had to meet us at an alternate location due to double red flag ocean warning. They were great about giving us plenty of notice and even texting when they were running behind.
We were greeted fondly and with spunk! Cece was an excellent coach! She was very hands on, funny, and patient. She gave us lots of ideas, on hand help & made us laugh with her sense of humor. She was also polite about giving us time to be creative and didn’t rush us.

This was a first time experience & we were all very happy with the coaching and the adventure! I will be taking home with me new knowledge to share with my grandkids!!
Written March 17, 2021
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