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Sandcastle Lessons

310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6501
+1 956-433-9948
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Best thing we did on vacation!

Sandcastle lessons with Andy was the best thing we did while on vacation in South Padre Island. In... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lauraZ7700EF
Amazing afternoon

We had an amazing afternoon learning how to build a real sandcastle from a charming professional... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dacotahaselwood
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San Antonio, 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, 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
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sandcastle lessons with Andy was the best thing we did while on vacation in South Padre Island. In less than 2 hours Andy helped us resurrect a 3 story sandcastle (taller than me) and taught us techniques to decorate. We learned the science behind the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing afternoon learning how to build a real sandcastle from a charming professional! Thanks andy - all the kids adored as you worked them into an early bedtime... which made the parents so pleased!

1  Thank dacotahaselwood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience - one our family will remember forever! Priceless! We will recommend Andy Hancock to anyone travelling to South Padre Island.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must do while in south Padre. We spent the day on the beach learning to build sand castles with Andy. He is fun, educational, kept the kids motivated. It was a fantastic way to spend the day as a family. We even learned the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sandcastle lessons with Andy is money well spent! Our family of 7 has taken lessons with him twice on the beach in South Padre, and each time we have been blown away! Andy is great at teaching to all ages. We learned great skills for...More

1  Thank TheBirdie7
SandcastleAndy, Owner at Sandcastle Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you to the Bird Family! Your energy, enthusiasm and art skills made the day a wonderful experience for everyone, and your giving to people around the world through your work is an inpsirtion to me and many others. Lets hope its not so long...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017

It was so much fun to build the sand castle with Andy. He is so funny and the kids adored him. The lesson was for 2 hours and we stayed to chat a bit after it. The kids were so proud of the castle we...More

1  Thank Limor B
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We scheduled this for our 9 year old, but we (his parents and his grandparents) enjoyed it as much as our son did! Andy was absolutely wonderful to work with and taught us more about the chemistry of sand and building with it than I...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

My 9 year old had so much fun teaming up with Andy for her first sand castle lesson. Andy is a fun artist to work with, even if you are not into arts (like me), this is a great family workshop to learn and have...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We adore Andy for his love of sand sculpture. It was a very interesting lesson and we had a lot of fun.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Andy lead several groups of us from colleges all around Texas in a friendly sandcastle building competition. I was admittedly a bit unsure about the experience but I can't tell you how much fun we had. We learned some basic techniques and were off. Andy...More

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SandcastleAndy, Owner at Sandcastle Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you Chris R! Your assistance was invaluable yesterday while we were on the clock to teach everyone how to make a great castle in a short time! It was great to see such a great group on the beach and having their conference all...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
18 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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