We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Review Highlights
So cool!

We passed by this amazing display several times before realizing it was an actual sand castle... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jennifer M
,
Silver City, New Mexico
Largest SandCastle by Visitor Centre, South Padre

Its amazing to see this beautiful Sandcastle standing by the main road amidst traffic and weather... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MSNN2004
,
Austin, Texas
Read all 221 reviews
314
All photos (314)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
About
We Have finished rebuilding the largest Outdoor permanent sandcastle in the USA. Originally built in Oct 2013, it remains the oldest outdoor permanent sandcastle in the USA and has been featured on just about every show and publication there is. You...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
610 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island Visitors Center, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6613
Website
+1 956-433-9948
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around South Padre Island
from $114.25
More Info
Reviews (221)
Filter reviews
218 results
Traveler rating
133
50
25
6
4
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
133
50
25
6
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews visitor center sand castle great photo opportunity nice sand amazing sculptures andy hancock worth a stop segway tour visitors art craftsmanship glue structure spi information display rebuilt
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 218 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

We passed by this amazing display several times before realizing it was an actual sand castle. Amazing artistry. We really enjoyed the display inside the building as well. It was nice to get some history of the area and it was free!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its amazing to see this beautiful Sandcastle standing by the main road amidst traffic and weather condition. Art is truly appreciable

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MSNN2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center had several brochures that helped us plan our vacation on the island. The lady there guided us on where to find the largest of the sand castles - at the convention center.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pmk101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw these structures by Segway tour. The city had a wonderful Christmas display near the convention center. You will not waste time by going to all sites.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 418lynnr
SandcastleAndy, Owner at Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Lynn It is always a pleasure to see people touring the Island on a segway as it's a great way to really get a feel for the place. I am glad you liked all the sand sculptures and we try very hard to...More

Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

It's amazing the sand sculptures survived last nights 30 miles per hour winds! When entering SPI stop at the visitors center to enjoy the largest sandcastles. The display sign says that the castles are changed out four times a year to show the seasons and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NRM000
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t realize that the sand castles are at the visitor center which worked out for me! This is my first time traveling in south padre so I was able to find out how to get around and what to see. If you use the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank shaylav2018
Reviewed November 14, 2018

We saw the sand castles at the South Padre Island Visitor’s Center. There are several smaller ones around town as well. What wonderful works of art! So detailed and beautiful! We took several pictures, South Padre is blessed to have this in their city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike R
Reviewed October 16, 2018

we happened to be strolling down the Blvd one morning with our coffee in hand, happened upon this sculpture. couldn't help but take lots of pictures of this amazing art!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank digdeep0169
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Lots of fun to see these intricate sculptures. The artists work so hard and the details are incredible

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thequeenmum
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I have attended Sand Castle Days at least 7 out of the last 10 years. The sand castles are amazing works of art and it’s a great day at the beach. It crowded and entertaining. Clayton’s does a great job of keeping everyone fed, hydrated...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dianev4422
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 nearby hotels
Isla Grand Beach Resort
1,128 reviews
.12 miles away
Comfort Suites
114 reviews
.14 miles away
Blue Bay Inn & Suites
141 reviews
.15 miles away
Suites at Sunchase
191 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 106 nearby restaurants
Ceviche Ceviche
314 reviews
.19 miles away
Yummies Bistro
1,409 reviews
.04 miles away
Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria
1,849 reviews
.05 miles away
Beachside Bar & Grill at Pearl South Padre
382 reviews
.49 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 109 nearby attractions
Isla Blanca Park
328 reviews
.70 miles away
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
713 reviews
.58 miles away
Friends of Animals resale shop
24 reviews
.73 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Ana B. G
September 12, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from SandcastleAndy | Property representative |
Hi Ana B! Great to hear from you The largest Outdoor permanent Sandcastle in the USA is free to view anytime 24/7 on South Padre Island as it stands directly outside the visitors centre at 610 padre blvd. There are also... More
1
Vote
Abbiii
July 16, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from SandcastleAndy | Property representative |
Hi Abbii there are no tickets to see the largest permanent outdoor sandcastle in the USA as its FREE. Start your tour of the sculptures on South Padre island at the visitors center at 610 padre blvd. This is where the large... More
2
Votes