Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services
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A former high school English teacher, Lucinda "Sandy Feet" Wierenga invented the job of sandcastle instructor 40 years ago, and she has taught more people how to have fun on the beach than anyone else on the planet. Author of the best selling book "Sandcastles Made Simple," she is the owner of the (SPI) SandBox Inn - a guesthouse/sandcastle academy. Since their "classroom" is the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island, the company continued to thrive during the pandemic, actually expanding with the addition of two dynamic and knowledgable instructors - José Sanchez and Anubis Morrison. Se habla Español! In 2019, her nephew and sandsculpture partner - Emerson Wierenga Schreiner - branched out and are now offering private sandcastle instruction in Galveston, TX as well as South Padre Island.
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Greta W
Waukesha, WI24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We learned things we never knew about sand and building with it. Wish we would have known the tricks long ago! Our mentor was very easy to talk to and made sure to include everyone in the experience. The hour session is a bit too short. Go for the longer one.
Written January 6, 2022
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Melreneehayes
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
We had a lesson with Sandy Feet this week on the island. We learned so much in such a short period of time. Even though the weather conditions were less than ideal we still had a great time. It was amazing how quickly we were able to build something big and how she can teach us to make it look really cool. We are definitely scheduling another lesson with Lucinda.
Written March 3, 2017
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lbkwino
Lubbock, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
We visited SPI about two weeks ago and scheduled a 2 hour lesson with Sandy Feet. Emerson, our instructor, met us on the beach behind our hotel...a huge convenience. He was great with our kids (ages 6,11, and 13). I highly recommend Sandy Feet...my kids had a great time!
Written July 11, 2016
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mpassons
Harlingen, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
My now fiancé, booked Emerson to make me a beautiful sandcastle, in order to propose to me. The sandcastle was absolutely gorgeous and I was completely shocked at how awesome it was. It truly made my day more special than I could have ever imagined it. The detailing of the castle was so amazing and precise. I could not see anything wrong with it. I have no negative comments about Emerson or the castle. I would definitely recommend this business to anyone planning on incorporating a sandcastle to propose or really for any type of event.
P.S. Emerson was also able to capture the best video of the proposal.
Written July 10, 2016
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C-02
Sharpsburg, GA344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Oh my goodness, this was such a fun activity! Lucinda was just great; it's obvious that she enjoys what she does as well as inspiring & teaching others to build sand castles!

It was easy to book a sand castle experience (she has several from which to choose) on her site: sandyfeet.com. She was in contact with us within a day. Lucinda was right on time and had picked out a place on the beach that was far enough away from the tide line. She explained her process as she taught. She worked right along with us & never took over the creation. She was a joy to talk with and learn her story & how she got started in sandcastling. The paying process online was easy, too. Afterwards, she even sent us a number of photos that she had taken during our build.

You don't have to have a kid with you to enjoy building a sand castle! I would highly recommend building a sand castle with sandyfeet.com for ANYONE - adults, teens, or kids.
Written September 30, 2020
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SandiCastles
Wilmington, NC16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
I had the opportunity to spend time with Sandy Feet at SPI. She was generous, informative, and fun to be with. I had a great time. If your family or business group is looking for a fun, memorable, and instructive time at SPI, contact Sandy Feet for a lesson or team fun in the sand. Even better, contact her to make a special sculpture for your gathering or event! Her work is wonderful!
Written April 9, 2017
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he b
Salem, OR189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Get groupa group, they'll come to you! She shows you all the steps to make a fabulous castles. Great fun, hhighly recommend! !
Written April 8, 2015
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Lori W
South Padre Island, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
My family recently did a sand castle lesson with Sandy Feet Sand Castle Lessons. It was so much fun and we learned a lot. Sandy feet can be reached at (956)459-2928. The owner has written several books on sand castle building and is an internationally known master sand castle artist. They also build sand castles for special occasions and to send messages to people. While we were there we saw a really beautiful "Will you marry me?" Sand castle done by this group.
Written July 27, 2013
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Jon
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My wife booked sand castle lessons well in advance of our trip. We received a confirmation e-mail that the lesson was to be at 9:30am. We arrived at 9:15am in the correct location. The lady was a no show. We called her and she was very disrespectful to my wife. She said our time was 9:00am and blamed us for not showing up at the correct time. We forwarded her the confirmation e-mail that she had originally sent us. I do not tolerate people disrespecting my wife. I did not rebook with this lady. The situation was handled very poorly by this lady.
Written June 11, 2022
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Not how it went down. I admitted my error, apologized and offered to come right away and give a slightly shorter lesson for a discounted price. I blamed no one but myself for getting it on the calendar wrong. Not sure how that amounts to "being disrespectful" but, okay. I apologize... again.
Written June 12, 2022
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Marcel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Our family had an incredible time! Anubis was super friendly, knowledgeable and down to earth. He is super talented as well. The kids had a blast learning how to build sandcastles the right way, all while having fun and being well informed. Definitely worth the money. Thank you, Anubis!

The Dominguez Family
Written June 8, 2022
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