• Up to 5 people
  • Adults & Kids
  • Beginners +
  • 1-2 hours
  • All equipment provided
  • Available on any SPI Beach
  • 1 hr for up to 5 PPL - $90 
  • 1.5 hrs - $130
  • 2 hours - $150
  • larger groups - add $10/per person

Tips & Tricks - $75

For all ages

A 45 minute crash course in sandcastling for up to 5 people that will get you started and keep you interested -- available only at City Beach Access #16 (Neptune Circle) More "demonstration" with a bit of hands-on action.


Best For

  • Small Groups
  • fast learners
  • budget travelers​
  • $75 for up to 5 people
  • Add $10/person for larger groups 

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Seasonal & Specialty Lessons - sandcastle lessons Padre Island!

  • Up to 10 people ($10/each for every additional person
  • Adults & Kids
  • Beginners +
  • 2 hour minimum
  • all equipment provided
  • Available on any SPI Beach
  • Additional instructors available for larger groups

Basic & Extended Basic - $90-$150

The basic lesson includes everything I can teach you in an hour -- and that is a lot! The smaller the group, the more one-on-one assistance I can provide. You will learn basic softpack, hard pack and hand stacking techniques, some carving skills and get plenty of hands-on time.

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Grandma & Me - $80


Treat visiting grandchildren to a lesson designed just for them. Less rigorous and demanding than the basic lesson, this lesson is suitable for children as young as 2 or 3 years old -- I do all the hard work, you jump in if/when you feel like it, and every lesson ends with a pretty castle for your photo opportunity.


Kiddy Birthday Party - $100 & up

Especially designed for young children. Instructor spends half an hour making a customized "birthday cake" sand sculpture, then builds a castle around it that the party-goers can carve - making a lovely photo-op that everyone can claim they helped with.

The extended lesson is the most popular of sandy feet sandcastle lessons. More advanced skills and plenty of hands-on time means that I can get you well on the way to a fairly-impressive sculpture. I will either leave you with a finished piece worthy of multiple photos, or I will leave some tools behind so that you can finish it yourselves -- send me pictures!

Castles & Cocktails - $100 and up

(Adults only) This lesson is designed for folks who are less concerned about technique and more interested in fun (& bragging rights) -- I do all the hard work, you jump in if/when you feel like it, and every lesson ends with an impressive, customized castle for your photo opportunity. BYOB!


Adult Billboard Party - $100 and up

For older kids, adults or mixed group. You will get the basic lesson, plus a custom billboard featuring name(s), message, or logo of your choice. $100 & up

"Build Me Something!" - $100 and up

You want a castle? I'll come build you a castle. Or a mermaid. Or a dolphin, sea turtle, racetrack, teddy bear, snowman, snowwoman, throne -- what do you want? I can probably build it! If you ask nicely, I may let you help... ;-) $100 & up

Team Building - $125/hr (2hr minimum)

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 want to buld something BIG and are part of a larger group of adults and/or big kids, this is the activity for you. I will meet you on the beach with a cart full of shovels, buckets and other goodies and help you build something amazing - including a well-designed message, name or logo if you so desire. Larger groups may choose to break into smaller teams - 3-5 is optimal.

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SANdcastle lessons Padre Island - Which Lesson is Best for your group?