• $30 discount at access #16 
  • Adults & older (Age 10 and up) Kids
  • intermediate
  • 90-120 minutes
  • all equipment provided
  • PRICES ARE FOR GROUPS OF UP TO 5 - ADD $12 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON Aged 10 and older 

The Proposal Lesson - $150


Do you have an important question to pose your beloved? This may be the lesson for you...


We will meet at access #16 for a sandcastle lesson. We will work together to build a pretty castl,e and then you will take your beloved in search of shells to decorate the castle while I will quick-carve the proposal itself. If I have time to score some rose petals, they will be scattered and I will shoot a video of the reveal as well as some post-proposal pics.


A unique way to do something you will (hopefully) only have to do once!

sandcastling 101 - $130-160 

Your instructor will demonstrate basic softpack, hard pack and hand stacking techniques, then show you how to combine these structures into castles. If you are inspired, jump in and give building a try! Then together we will carve doors, windows and winding staircases; walls & battlements -- ending up with a great photo-op! 

South Padre Island sandcastle lessons - Prices Quoted are for groups of up to 5 participants

Add $12 for each additional person

We will be happy to meet you anywhere within the city limits of South Padre Island - or meet us at #16 or the Butterfly Garden access for a $30 Discount!

Tips&Tricks Special - $75

For all ages

Learn the basics of getting sand to stand! You will build towers & walls -- concentrating on building but with an introduction to carving using common items everyone has or can easily find. Learn all the tricks and skills you need to build a great castle.

Note: This lesson is currently available ONLY at access #16.

  • For groups of 10 and larger
  • $20 per person (roughly, fill out reservation form for quote)
  • May include a beach billboard
  • May include a contest
  • Adults & Kids
  • Beginners +
  • all equipment provided
  • Available on any SPI Town Beach​ - discount at #16

The big group lesson 

Grandma is turning 80! Mom & Dad are celebrating a big anniversary! It's a bachelorette beach party! Wherever a group of beachfun-lovers gather is a good time and place to the rest of the sculpture by jumping in whenever they feel comfy doing so. End result will be a finished billboard sculpture, perfect for a group photo.

SANDCASTLING 102 - $100-130

The same lesson - for two! Goes about an hour. With only two people we can cover more ground in less time.

  • only available at access #16
  • Prices are for 5 or fewer - $12 per additional person
  • Best for budget travelers​
  • 45-60 minutes long
  • Best for younger kids with shorter attention spans
  • Only available at #16
  • All levels of ability

​​sandy feet sandcastle services

have more fun on the beach forever....!

  • Fill out reservation form for price quote
  • Adults & older (Age 10 and up) Kids
  • intermediate + advanced
  • 2-3 hours
  • all equipment provided
  • Available wherever I can roll my cart
  • $30 discount at access #16
  • Beginners aged 7 and older
  • bad back, trouble bending over or sitting, and other Physical limitations? - this lesson is for you!
  • 60-90 minutes
  • All equipment provided
  • Prices are for Groups of up to 5  - add $12 for each additional person, age 7 and older 

sandcastling 301 - $300 and up

Whether you are a corporation or a family, working together for a common goal is a desirable outcome -- especially when it happens on the beach! If you have an energetic group that wants to build something BIG, this is the activity for you. We will meet you on the beach with a cart full of equipment to help you build something amazing - including a message, name or logo if desired. We strongly recommend that you take one of the other lessons prior.​​ Expect to sweat!

Which Lesson is Right for me?


We work with all levels of skill and experience. Newbies will want to start with the T&T or 101, while sandcastle hobbyists might want to jump right up to the 201 level - be ready to move some sand! And if your motto is "Go Big or Go Home", you might be interested in our 301 class - but be forewarned; shoveling is involved!

sandcastling 201 - $150 -180

This is a revved-up version of our 101 class - only bigger, better and faster! This is a good choice if you have had some experience with the techniques we teach in 101 or T&T -- but if you are physically fit and quick learning, you may want to jump right up to our 201 class.

Add a Beach Billboard

For $50 and up, we can add a professionally-carved custom billboard to your

castle. It can be a simple birthday, anniversary, graduation message  -- all the way up

to a complex logo. (Paragraphs are discouraged. ;-)