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Sandcastle Lessons

310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6501
+1 956-433-9948
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Best Activity we did all week!!!!

Andy was awesome. He is funny and kind, works great with children of all ages. I cannot wait to... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2015
Tritia L
Lakeway, Texas

If you thought you knew how to make a sandcastle you don't until you've had a good lesson on it... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2015
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We are pleased to be the Premier Sandcastle Lesson company in the USA and operate exclusively from the Pearl South Padre Hotel on South Padre Island, Texas. We can come to your location too! Our aim is to make your family vacation one remember, and WE SUPPLY EVERYTHING - you just bring your Smile, Water, Hat, and Sunblock. 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 and tools 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. Your 1 FREE full toolkit in included for the truly inspired! - See you on the beach on South Padre Island - The Sandcastle Capital of the World. #WeDontDoBoring
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6501
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Reviewed July 17, 2015

Andy was awesome. He is funny and kind, works great with children of all ages. I cannot wait to go back and have a more advanced lesson!!!

1  Thank Tritia L
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Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

If you thought you knew how to make a sandcastle you don't until you've had a good lesson on it. Our whole family went. We had a blast, 2 teenagers and 5 adults. Andy was entertaining and informative. It is a must try for an...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2015

Loved the Sandcastle Lessons. Andy is wonderful and fun easy lessons. We've took our tools back to the beach and made our own sandcastle's and had people stop and look at our grandson's castle at his and go wow. Totally worth the 2 hr. lesson.

1  Thank mil1290
Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Just do it! It's something that turns out to be incredibly fun for the family! We had little girls and they are still talking about it. 😄

1  Thank Sarabeth T
Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I, along with our two boys (ages 6 and 9) had a introductory lesson to sandcastle building. Andy was fantastic with the kids, and didn't just teach sandcastle building, but also tied in some physics and engineering. We were all on the...More

1  Thank clg204
Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you are traveling with a family or group of all ages, this is a must do. My teen and husband were reluctant to attend the class but we all had a wonderful time.....especially my hard to please teen. Little ones loved it as well...not...More

1  Thank Morningstar2b
Reviewed July 10, 2015

My teenagers and I thoroughly enjoyed our sandcastle lessons with Andy! He was entertaining and kept us busy. Before we went, my teen son thought this was a silly thing to do; but by the end he also very much enjoyed himself. Andy has a...More

1  Thank Gina H
Reviewed July 10, 2015

We're the Beltran's and just visited SP for the first time this past 4th of July. Friends of ours had highly recommended hiring Andy H. for sand castle building lessons as that was their #1 activity when they visited SP....AND THEY WEREN'T WRONG!!! Besides enjoying...More

1  Thank Yeri B
Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is just amazing while teaching the kids how to construct with their own hands, you will learn how to work with sand how to get good ideas to build your own castles

1  Thank Carlo V
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Andy is very talented. He has a passion for what he does and it shows. He is very creative and a great sandcastle coach. He will show you how to use a combination of every day supplies and specialty tools to create impressive designs as...More

2  Thank MIchelleClarice
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Questions & Answers
July 12, 2015|
Response from SandcastleAndy | Property representative |
Yes. We pride ourselves on being a true family activity where everyone is included. From small children, 2 and up, through to the grandparents we can accommodate everyone and provide shade and a unique teaching area where... More
May 17, 2015|
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Response from TexasSculptor | Property representative |
Hi Texas_Suz Thanks for contacting Trip advisor about us! Lessons start at $125 per hour for up to 10 people and this includes 1 basic toolkit which includes enough for two people. however we know that 1 hour goes by... More
February 6, 2015|
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Response from TexasSculptor | Property representative |
YES! - from 8am thru 5pm in the summer and whatever time suits the clients in the winter - you have to book in advance as we don't do "open" classes. This avoids disappointment for our clients.