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“What a Great Time”
Review of Sandcastle Lessons

Sandcastle Lessons
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 best beach in Texas, South Padre Island - The Sandcastle Capital of the World.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Osceola, Iowa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a Great Time”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Andy is a great teacher and also very Fun to be around! We went not knowing what to expect, he put us at easy right away and began to teach us how easy it is to build sand sculptors WHAT A GREAT TIME!!!

Visited January 2013
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Brownsville, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have been fascinated by the sand sculptures Andy has done for the past several years. We recently took or grandchildren there for one of his lessons and the photos we took of them actually building their own design are great reminder of the experience they had.

I highly recommend Andy’s classes for all ages and especially for children because not only are they learning something new, I noticed my grand kids now have an interest in other arts, like painting, etc.

Besides the experience, Andy is just FANTASTIC with the young kids because he is silly enough to me make them laugh and it makes them want to pay attention to everything he says and does.

Thanks Andy for a great time for the kids and adults alike.

Visited January 2013
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Spring, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lots of Fun!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had a great time learning how to build sand castles! Andy has a great personality and makes it fun. He really got us working and having fun together. Thanks, Andy!

Visited January 2013
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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Holiday Family Fun”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

My family has been packing sand together for years in an attempt to make some pretty lame sandcastles BUT we now can turn out some pretty amazing pieces of artwork. Andy is a blast and the time just flies by. My entire family said that once we got into it we could have stayed all day. Andy is amazing and so very talented. He makes each person feel like a sand artist! This rates as one of the top family activities that we have done in a long time. I HIGHLY recommend to not only families but college students would have a blast. This was a great holiday break active from the snow in Iowa to the sands of Padre.

Visited December 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
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“"Loads of Fun"”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had the best afternoon learning how to build sand castles. Andy has an amazing artistic ability and puts it all to work with sand so that we and so many others get to reap the benefits of his gifts and talents. His teaching delivery is excellent and he made us smile and laugh the entire time plus taught us how to build sand castles that were truly awesome. What I loved from this lesson was that you can take what you learned and totally duplicate this on your own on the beach. So thankful that we took this lesson and got to meet Andy--truly a highlight of our trip:)

Visited December 2012
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