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Address: 2612 Gulf Blvd, Beach Access 7, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
Phone Number:
+1 956-433-9948
Today
08:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and...

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. 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 2016 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!

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Finally a lesson that kids love!

Truly a fun filled afternoon in sand for the whole family with Andy. Kids really loved it...finally a lesson that they think was fun! Andy really connected very well with the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a fun filled afternoon in sand for the whole family with Andy. Kids really loved it...finally a lesson that they think was fun! Andy really connected very well with the kids. It was amazing how much we could learn in two hours and make our own sand castles. and the best part for kids was when Andy made a... More 

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Hitchcock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family 3 hour class with Andy and it was an unforgettable experience. This was my husband and my 2nd class with Andy and it was a fun and amaizing as the 1st! If you are in South Padre Island, this is definitely something that you should try, your sand castle creation will make you feel like a... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time with family. Fun for all ages. Amazing conversation and dialogue along the way. Worth every penny!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique and fun way to spend some quality family time. Andy was great at showing us how to work with sand and we even got a little science lesson. Everyone was able to participate and we had a great time. We highly recommend sandcastle lessons with Andy!

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Norton, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised at how much we would get out of the lessons in such short amount of time. Andy was very engaging and entertaining for the whole family! We had a group of five with ages 7-44 years old. Every person was kept busy throughout the entire lesson with one on one time and never a dull moment.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If my family could give more than 5 stars, we'd give Andy the Milky Way galaxy! This was fun, relaxing, entertaining and absolutely wonderful. Andy was hilarious the entire time while teaching our family some really awesome skills that we will go on to use. Definitely a highlight of our trip and would recommend this to absolutely everyone and of... More 

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Alpine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We spent the afternoon building a sandcastle and just had a great time!! Andy was creative, funny and made it simple as well as fun to build the castle. We will do this again!

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Katy, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Stop reading these reviews and go sign up for your sandcastle lesson with Andy now! Definitely the highlight of my family’s vacation to South Padre! Andy is a fantastic instructor—knowledgeable, engaging, and fun. He was a master at keeping the entire family (kids ages 3-14) actively engaged throughout our session. The techniques he showed us were simple enough to reproduce... More 

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Grantsville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

What a wonderful experience. I scheduled the appointment for my daughter's birthday and what a great idea. We had the time of our lives. Andy our instructor was over the top. We now build sandcastles that people stop and take pictures of. No more plastic mold sandcastles for us. Thanks Andy for the incredible experience.

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Friendswood
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Our families had a great afternoon learning, but mostly playing in the sand! Great fun for all from grandma to grandchildren and everyone in between.

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