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Sandcastle Lessons

310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6501
+1 956-433-9948
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Sandcastle lessons with Andy is money well spent! Our family of 7 has taken lessons with him twice... read more

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TheBirdie7
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Fantastic experience for the whole family!!!

It was so much fun to build the sand castle with Andy. He is so funny and the kids adored... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Limor B
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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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6501
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank TheBirdie7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Limor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Randeep P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 8 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

Thank Chris R
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

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Andy is awesome!! We had a great time taking his class. He left us with all of the knowledge needed to build sandcastles anywhere we go. A wonderful day!!!

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Thank markaI9750EY
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Andy was wonderful! Will definitely book again and will recommend to other friends and family!!!!!!!

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Thank veronicavG1613EG
Reviewed 6 October 2017

6 girlfriends and 1 giant sandcastle = loads of fun! Andy was great. Easy to talk to, friendly, obviously a very experienced builder and ready with tips, tricks and vision for a perfect sandcastle. Highly recommended for a lot of fun with family or friends!

Thank Nancy I
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Wow! Andy taught me so much about sand! Our sand castle lesson was a blast! Entertaining, educational, funny and refreshing! We all had fun and I actually was able to recreate our castle the next day. The people on the beach thought I was a...More

Thank sarahnoel
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Brit_Films
13 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
7 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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