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“A must do if you're in South Padre!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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 from Boomerang Billy's beach Bar on South Padre Island. *PLEASE BOOK EARLY* Our aim is to make your family vacation one to remember, and we supply everything - you just bring your smile. We recommend that you secure your booking before your visit by e-mail, phone or text (please include your name if texting). (** we have a new booking engine on the site - Jan 2017 credit cards accepted) 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 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. We even include tools for the truly inspired! - See you on the best beach in Texas!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
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“A must do if you're in South Padre!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

My family of 5 had a 2 hour lesson and could not have had more fun! Andy really engaged my 6 year old twins and we all learned how to build beautiful sand castles. MIT was just so much fun. I think its a great value for the knowledge and attention that is given. We plan to take more lessons when we come back. Everyone should do this!

Visited March 2014
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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A definite must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Our family of four-mom, dad, 11 and 14 year old daughters had a 2 hour lesson with Andy and had a blast! Andy is such a great teacher and so much fun to watch. He gave us lessons and tools to be able to use for our future masterpieces on the beaches of the world. Near the end of our 2 hour lesson, passersby stopped and asked us how long we practiced. We laughed and said, "Never, we are taking a lesson for the first time today!". We were shocked at what we were able to create with just one lesson. Would be appropriate for ages 2-102. Definitely recommend a 2 hour lesson-you won't regret it!

Visited March 2014
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Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
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“A Highlight of Trip in South Padre Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent an entire morning checking out the long list of sand castles that Andy and his team have created -- lots of fun and so interesting. We will have a large variety of pics to share with family. Get a list of all the locations from someone because many are tucked away inside the entry to restaurants. We had the opportunity to meet and visit with Andy and he is a "hoot" - you will not be disappointed to interact with him - his Australian accent is the BEST!!

Visited February 2014
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Visited the sand castles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We did not get the opportunity to take a lesson but we had the good fortune to meet Andy while we were visiting all 26 Sand Castles on the island. He was very nice and friendly. He told us a lot about his work. We really enjoyed meeting him!!!!

Visited March 2014
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Lakeville, Minnesota
1 review
“Sand-tastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had a big group on vacation. Sand castle building lessons were one of the best events we scheduled. Andy is great, he is very funny, he kept everyone laughing and having good time while testing our artistic abilities - which we found to be terribly lacking compared to Andy's!

Visited February 2014
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