What you'll do
If you're looking for something that a couple, the whole family, or a small group of friends can do together and you're ready to learn some real sand castle techniques then this is the session you'll want to book. Your instructor is scheduled for the full three hours but with younger kids they often finish closer to two, so two to three hours is a good planning guideline. All the equipment for everyone is included so you won't need to bring anything and we'll show how to build castles like a professional as well as how to build with just a couple of buckets. We'll go over stacking (and we'll use multiple forms for lots of sand), hand stacking, towers, windows, doors, walls, stairs, textures, arches, bridges, and a whole bunch of cool little sand tricks. If you have anything else in mind we can also try to make it happen. No artistic experience is necessary! We provide all the tools and equipment for your lesson. Large groups of 8 or more: Before booking please contact us for pricing and availability.
Awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015-2018 and Fun Things To Do Editor's Choice! We are proud to say that our Sand Castle Lessons now have hundreds of 5-star reviews from people who came here looking for something cool to do in San Diego, people just like you! Founded by JT Estrela 5 years ago, JT has been sculpting for 10+ years. Tony and Kristine have been sculpting since the start of San Diego Sand Castles. Together, they have won several local Sand Sculpting competitions.
We will provide all the Sand Sculpting equipment and provide detailed instruction on how to construct a large sand sculpture.
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Where you'll be
We conduct lessons on the Del Mar beach. Kristine teaches off of 23rd street and she will meet you out on the beach.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
Sand Castle Sculpting Lessons