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Sandcastle Lessons

310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
+1 956-433-9948
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We had a great time. Andy was a great instructor and he made us look great. Our sand castle... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Loved our sand castle lessons!

We took the two hour lesson on the first day of our trip to South Padre. We learned how to properly... read more

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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 South Padre Island - The Sandcastle Capital of the World. #WeDontDoBoring #TexasBestBeach #Girlsrock
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. Andy was a great instructor and he made us look great. Our sand castle attracted so much attention and my girls (13 & 17) had a great time. A great bonding experience. We have advanced from building lumps of sand...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the two hour lesson on the first day of our trip to South Padre. We learned how to properly form a tower with wet sand and lots of carving techniques to make our castles look amazing! My two girls had a ball learning...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

While looking for things to do on the island, I stumbled on this activity and decided to try it out. I had always seen these awesome castles on the beaches in Port Aransas and wondered how they did that. Well thanks to Andy now I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked with the Pearl Resort and one of the features was complimentary sand castle lessons! We were both very excited and the lessons were better than we expected. In one afternoon lesson we learned how to make very impressive castles and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the sandcastle lessons with Andy and it was great. He was very friendly and entertaining as well as full of knowledge. He showed us all kinds of tricks and even loaned us buckets and a shovel that we took and made our own...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We participated in the free lessons with Andy Hancock at the Pearl Hotel/Sapphire Condos and this was really fun. We learned lots of tricks as well. Overall a very fun experience for all ages!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This activity was recommended to us by someone who did it in another state. I really wanted to do it with our 3 generation family. It did NOT disappoint! SO MUCH FUN! The adults and the kids (even our 5 and 3 year old grandchildren)...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this lesson looking for a way to get everyone involved and on the beach and boy did Andy exceed our expectations. He got every single family member (including Grandpa (75)) involved and interested. We loved learning the ins and outs of the details...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Andy and his helper did absolutely amazing teaching my family how to build a sand castle, I have kids ranging from 18 mths-16 years old and they all had a blast. They continued to use their sand castle building skills they learned for the rest...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best experience we’ve had! Andy was great with all 5 of our kiddos (ages 7-17). He made sure everyone was involved and having fun, while learning. Who knew there was much science in making sandcastles?!? Definitely recommend for everyone of...More

1  Thank Laura L
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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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