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San Diego Sand Castles

4306 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113-1916
+1 619-200-0565
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Wonderful Beach Experience

Myself, my wife, six kids and our nanny had an amazing time building our castle. Our guide was... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
George J
Houston, Texas
Great time with Tony building dream castle!

Found San Diego Sand Castles mentioned in one of the forums. Planned this for my 18 and 20 year... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2017
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The best way to spend time on San Diego's beaches is by doing something unique - build a professional style sand castle! San Diego Sand Castles isn't a gallery, competition, or "thing to see" for public viewing (please don't come to our address expecting to see sand castles!) In fact, we're a far more interactive reservations-required beachside "thing to do" where your group gets to be the artists! San Diego Sand Castles specializes in sand castle lessons for people of all ages all year-round! Our sand castle lessons are a lot of fun, are educational, and a great way to spend time on the beach in San Diego. When the instructors aren't happily teaching sand castle lessons, they are often working on professional masterpiece commissioned sculptures or you can often find them creating their own unique ideas!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4306 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113-1916
+1 619-200-0565
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Myself, my wife, six kids and our nanny had an amazing time building our castle. Our guide was wonderful and when the little lost focus they were able to play in the ocean.

Thank George J
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Found San Diego Sand Castles mentioned in one of the forums. Planned this for my 18 and 20 year old nieces while visiting the area. This was one of the favorite things we did during our visit. Their mom, grandmother and I watched and took...More

Thank elsie44
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

We had such a blast during our session!!! Tony was amazingly patient with our little ones and took the time to work with each of them to highlight their strengths! We had 3 adults and 3 kids, ages 6, 7, and 12. Our session lasted...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed July 28, 2017

We have taken the San Diego Sand Castles building lessons twice with 2 different groups. It is a great activity for visitors to San Diego or residents. Both times we had Tony guiding us and he was great. It is amazing what you can create...More

Thank mfoster96
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Amazing!!! Just one word is all you need!! What a fun day with JT!! The bride to be with her besties!! Great time was had by all!! A memorable time for years to come! If you are looking for a fun and memorable thing to...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Highlight of our week vacation- kids loved it! Highly recommend for family with kids or young teens. Who knew how much fun building a sand castle could be 👍☀️☀️

Thank Cory S
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Get there early to find parking. Bring your own food if you don't want to wait in long lines and spend a lot of money on food. Lots to see, lots of vendors, great family first if you have never been

Thank Fun F
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

This was such a great activity for us! I was visiting San Diego and four girls age 12-17. Tony was the perfect instructor for us… Very patient and even though we weren't feeling all that creative he got us going and we ended up building...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed June 18, 2017

The finished product was a beautiful castle which we actually built from nothing. Our instructor, Tony, guided us without taking over, as some teachers tend to do. The techniques and tips we learned will allow us to build our own sand structures in the future....More

Thank JWF47
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

We had the best time with "Tony" and a perfect day for sand sculptures. We'd scheduled online before arriving and then also emailed with an idea of what to "build",not just sand castle but something different. Decided on Sesame Street characters. Tony was so patient...More

Thank mschris1
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Michele T
October 14, 2015|
Response from JT-Estrela | Property representative |
Thanks to San Diego's wonderful weather we have appointments available almost every day! Check our website for times and to make reservations. We'll see you out on the sand!
Claudia S
September 15, 2015|
Response from JT-Estrela | Property representative |
Hi Claudia! To make a reservation and to find out more info please visit our website by clicking the little "website" link under the map. Price depends on the number of participants in your group. We hope to see you out on... More
July 18, 2015|
Response from JT-Estrela | Property representative |
Hi! Lesson rates depend on group size. For information on that and to see our availability please check out our website. Thanks!