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Sandcastle Lessons

2612 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-433-9948
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Sandcastle lessons with Andy were a hit!

Our lessons were my favorite part of our trip. Andy is s great teacher who kept everyone engaged... read more

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Missy P
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Don't think of missing this!

My husband, myself and two teenage boys signed up for lessons with Andy! It was amazing! He was... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
denakolb
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Burnet, Texas
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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. Our aim is to make your family vacation one remember, and we supply everything - you just bring your smile, water, and Sunblock. 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 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 FREE full toolkit in included for the truly inspired! - See you on the best beach in Texas! South Padre Island is the Sandcastle Capital of the World and we can prove it!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
2612 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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+1 956-433-9948
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our lessons were my favorite part of our trip. Andy is s great teacher who kept everyone engaged. We created a great looking castle and the kids added to it all day long.

Thank Missy P
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband, myself and two teenage boys signed up for lessons with Andy! It was amazing! He was funny, kept everyone entertained, and knew his stuff! He cut through the sand like butter and soon enough everyone was doing the same. This was a once...More

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Thank denakolb
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent opportunity. At the moment I don't remember his name, but our instructor was wonderful, everyone enjoyed the experience. He helped everyone and was very nice.

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1  Thank zcsdgma
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the best thing we did all week on the island! And we did almost everything the island had to offer!! Andy was so thoughtful, sweet, and accommodating! He made sure everyone had a great time!!! My two teenage boys were mad when I...More

Thank Dena K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our sand castle lesson very much. We have young kids and they were very patient with them. Fun time was had by all. Worth every penny!!

Thank skeeter2013283
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great family activity. I would for sure do this again and this was well worth my money. Andy Hancock did an awesome job

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Thank cjswtire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family bought a two hour lesson. We had a fantastic time. The 2 hours came and went but we stayed and kept working on the castle for another 3-4 hours. So many people came by to admire our work and take pictures of our...More

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1  Thank JayHernandez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go wrong with this. Our family had a blast. Andy is great and you will learn a ton about building sandcastles while just having a plain ole good time. A kit with a lot of the carving tools comes with your registration fee...More

Thank travelingcleo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Andy was great with our grandchildren ages 4-14 and taught them far more than sandcastle building. We all had the best time and a beautiful sandcastle to share.

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Thank acyacy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked at two hour lesson and it was easily the highlight of our beach vacation. Our castle far exceeded our expectations and Andy was just awesome. My kids (10 & 7) loved working on it throughout the day. I would suggest booking it towards...More

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Brit_Films
12 July 2015|
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Response from SandcastleAndy | Property representative |
Yes. We pride ourselves on being a true family activity where everyone is included. From small children, 2 and up, through to the grandparents we can accommodate everyone and provide shade and a unique teaching area where... More
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Texas_suz
17 May 2015|
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Response from TexasSculptor | Property representative |
Hi Texas_Suz Thanks for contacting Trip advisor about us! Lessons start at $125 per hour for up to 10 people and this includes 1 basic toolkit which includes enough for two people. however we know that 1 hour goes by... More
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TexasSculptor
6 February 2015|
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Response from TexasSculptor | Property representative |
YES! - from 8am thru 5pm in the summer and whatever time suits the clients in the winter - you have to book in advance as we don't do "open" classes. This avoids disappointment for our clients.
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