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“Highlight of our trip!!”
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 beach on South Padre Island - The Sandcastle Capital of the World. #WeDontDoBoring
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Andy is great ( even if he is a Man City supporter). He was wonderful with our group of 9 people ages ranging from 2 to 12 and 2 adults. Not only was the lesson about sandcastle building, we even had a little history and science thrown in and in a way the kids loved. The lesson starts with a demonstration of how to start to build a sandcastle and then how to use the tools to produce differing techniques. Then its up to you , you can build whatever you want and as many things as you want in your time frame, for our group size I am glad we choose the 2 hours as it flew by as if it was 10 minutes. It was a very hot day and there was free water and a shower nearby to keep cool, even then a couple of the kids got too hot, no problem they just went sat in the shade and came back when they were ready. Andy even took time to make a Pikachu face for my son!!
Hopefully we will be back in South Padre next summer and if we are my family will definitely be visiting Andy again.

If you are planning a trip to South Padre and looking for activities to do this would be first on my list every time, highly highly recommended.

Thanks again Andy!!!!

2  Thank Matt P
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

My 6 and 4 year olds loved their 2 hours with Andy. Never got bored and are still talking about it. My kids now prefer building sandcastles instead of playing in the water. Originally I was going to take the time and relax a bit with the wife while Andy kept the kids occupied. However, they were having so much fun I had to jump in. Great teacher, learned a lot and we were able to implement the skills quickly. We will do lessons again on next visit to SPI. Thanks for skills and memories.

1  Thank KeithHL
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Andy is great! We learned a lot of sandcastle building skills. This is our favorite part of our trip to South Padre Island! We will definitely visit Andy next summer.

2  Thank Dora R
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have been coming to south padre for over 40 years. First as a child and now as a parent. . Andy was fabulous! We learned so much and now have some great tools and ideas to have fun on the beach. So grateful that we found him and this is definitely worth the money!

2  Thank Shannon W
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We had so much fun with Andy teaching the kids to build sand castles! Six kids ranging in age from 10-18 and they all enjoyed it! Plus, the finished product was amazing and something they were all proud of! I totally recommend Andy and his fabulous sand castle lessons!

2  Thank Itasca1
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