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Address: 2612 Gulf Blvd, Beach Access 7, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6940
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+1 956-433-9948
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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. *PLEASE BOOK EARLY* 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 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 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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Best family fun ever!!!

We went in thinking we'd have small,plastic pails and shovels, but Andy Hancock and Max brought the most fun to our vacation with an enormous sand castle that stood tall all day... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Stephanie L
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San antonio
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San antonio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in thinking we'd have small,plastic pails and shovels, but Andy Hancock and Max brought the most fun to our vacation with an enormous sand castle that stood tall all day long!! His lessons are definitely never boring, and he and Max answered our questions with patience. You'd be crazy not to try this with the family! You won't... More 

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Weslaco, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wanted to do something special and engaging with my children for mother's day. We have had a condo at spi for over 12 years so I guess we are locals. I always thought the kids would like this activity. Even though I just got around to booking with Andy when my kids are 22, 21, and 17. Sure enough,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our First graders on a sandcastle building field trip. They enjoyed every single minute of our lesson. Andy made our lesson fun and kids really learned some of the basic techniques. I recommend these lessons for field trips. It was a unique experience our students and parents won't forget.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing sandcastle experience! Andy is definitely the best! We laughed the whole time and he is so patient with the thousands of questions we asked. We came with a picture from the Internet and he totally transformed our image into so much more. There is some labor required but you're having such a good time it doesn't feel... More 

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SandcastleAndy, Owner at Sandcastle Lessons, responded to this review

Thank you Ashley Q! It was a pleasure to meet you both and to combine both castle architecture into your idea. Most people don't really know (understandably) what they want to make so for someone to come with a definite idea was great! The way you both learned so quickly was an inspiration to me. And yes, laughing is always... More 

Brownsville, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and her friends had a great time! Never a dull moment. All the girls were super entertained

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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all learned a lot and the kids had a wonderful time. They did a very big castle we recommend it 100%

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Did not know what to expect. $285 for Sand Castle lessons? What? But it was an AMAZING experience worth every penny. Kids had a blast. Parents had a blast. Andy, the instructor, showed us techniques that truly defined imagination. Did you know its possible to form a perfectly round 18 lb bowling ball out of sand? Then lift it and... More 

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SandcastleAndy, Owner at Sandcastle Lessons, responded to this review

Hi James 06745QM! Thank you for your prompt review and your thoughts on the value for money of our attraction. People often speculate as to what is worth doing on the beach and we point out that we are not just a "thing" you do once. Once you learn it makes you try this again and again at any beach... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Andy did a great job. Very good with our entire family. Everyone had a blast! Very entertaining, and amazing how quick they built a very nice castle.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This attraction is well worth the price ... it provided hours of guided fun and even when Andy left we were able to enjoy the techniques afterwards. Highly recommend!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our family (parents and two teen boys) all had a great time learning sand building tricks from a master! Andy got everyone involved, even the initially-reluctant 17-year-old. We enjoyed it all and look forward to transferring the skills we learned to our next beach outing.

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