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Address: 2612 Gulf Blvd, Beach Access 7, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
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 family 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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Best Sandcastle lesson!!!

We had a total of 6 people in a lesson with Andy. He kept us all entertained and informed during the entire 2 hour lesson. We can't wait to go and do it again!

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a total of 6 people in a lesson with Andy. He kept us all entertained and informed during the entire 2 hour lesson. We can't wait to go and do it again!

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Fulshear, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family had a fantastic time learning how to build sandcastles with Andy. It was amazing how easy it was for my kids to build awesome sandcastles using his techniques and special sandcastle building tools. After the lesson they were entertained using their new skills to build their own castles for the rest of the vacation! Would definitely recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lesson was packed full of valuable information and executed in the most friendly and jovial way. I just wished that we had planned ahead in order to practice our new found knowledge a little longer during our stay at the beach. Andy is an awesome guy who clearly enjoys his work. We will surely enjoy another lesson in the... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Money very well spent. We had people from 4 years old to 50 years old involved in the lesson and all were engaged in the process. I give full credit to Andy. We plan to book another session on our return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Andy is amazing!! Great sand castle building lessons to last a lifetime!! Andy is an amazing teacher and you learn so much in a short time!!! You have to go!!!

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you want to create memories on the beach then Andy is the way to go! Worth every penny .... He will teach you to build a castle like a pro! If you're here visiting you need to put this on your list!! This is so much fun I promise your family will be talking about it for years to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time. Andy is very knowledgeable in his craft and a master at teaching it while remaining entertaining the whole time. He's always making jokes and providing little bits of historical knowledge to cement the techniques in your mind. 10/10 would recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Andy is such a great instructor and entertainer! His sand castle instruction is top notch, easy to follow and he happily gives away all of his sand castle secrets!!!! Loved every minute! Fun for all ages. :)

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids absolutely loved this attraction. None of us knew how to build a sandcastle at all, and yet by end of the lesson we had built a 5-foot tall castle, with turrets and everything. Andy and his team even provided a canopy so we were shaded, and fresh, cold water! Definitely want to do it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a two hour lesson for our family of five (3 teens, Dad, Mom). Andy came to the beach by our condo, so we didn't even have to go anywhere. Great tips and methods to build large, strong sand castle. During the lesson, we built the best sand castle we've ever made, including towers, arches, doors and more.

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