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“Enjoyable experience!”
Review of Sandcastle Lessons

Sandcastle Lessons
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
1 review
“Enjoyable experience!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

My kids loved it and want to do it again. Instructor was patient, funny and knew how to entertain them. They don't do boring! ;)

Visited June 2014
Thank TexMex79
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Wimberley, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best time ever on South Padre!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Sand castle lessons with Andy Hancock, located at Boomerang Billy's was the highlight of all the yearly trips we have taken to South Padre! Andy is a great sculptor and a great personality. We are a family of 6 with 3 kids, 9, 13, 14. We took the 2 hour class, which I would definitely recommend. Included in the class are a set of tools which are essential. Andy is a great teacher and let us all proceed at our own pace. The science behind the sand is amazing and necessary to know if you want to build big. The day after the class, people on the beach thought we were competitors!! We had to tell them, this was our first day after taking Andy's class. We will go back every year and learn a little more. Truly beach fun!! Highly recommend! Deborah Nelson, Wimberley, Tx.

Visited June 2014
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Amarillo, Texas
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4 reviews
“Andy is the best!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Met Andy while we were having some drinks at the bar, he was working on an awesome sand castle. He came over to talk to us and had everybody laughing immediately. We didn't even make it to the beach the last day on the island because we we're too busy playing with the sand and hanging out with Andy. He has a wonderful personality and you will become instant friends. His lessons are very informative and filled to the brim with fun. I would recommend this for any and all ages. Our group was all in our 20's and we had an absolute blast. I also saw other families taking lessons and Andy is great with the kids! The 2 hour lesson is definitely the best option, although you won't want to leave that early! Thanks again for the great times, Andy!

Visited May 2014
Thank Tex-Engr
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Wichita, Kansas
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Definite Must-do”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We had a total of 10 people in our group - 6 kids ages 4 to 12 and 4 adults. All of us had a great time. If I were to do it again, I would probably do 1 hour. The 2 little ones were done after an hour and we really had all of the information we needed. The 2nd hour was spent creating our castles and Andy came by with helpful tips to improve them. Definitely do this early in your trip so you can use what you learned the rest of the time. Well worth the money!

Visited May 2014
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Start for Our Vacation, Awesome Family Fun that You Take Home With You”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This was by far one of the greatest parts of our vacation. It suited every age group in our family from 5 to 42. Everyone learned how to put their creativity into action on the beach with phenomenal sandcastle lessons. Well worth every penny we spent. The two hour lesson was the best choice with 2 kits to take with us to continue the fun at any beach. The kids, Mom and Dad enjoyed it so much we stayed for several hours after our lesson and went back to the beach on our own again and created more masterpieces. Andy's personality caught everyone's attention and he doesn't do boring. Lots of laughter and smiles all around!!!

We learned several techniques that even the kids picked up on from Andy in order to bring the sand to life. As Andy says "Do you know how to keep sandcastles forever? Take a picture and the memory lasts forever" so we have a bunch to show you!!!!! Thank you for the great time Andy, we loved learning how to make sandcastles the right way.

Visited May 2014
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