Do You Wanna Build a . . . Sand Castle? For Free?


Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. Through August 18th, Galveston is offering free, family-friendly Sandcastle Building Lessons to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.

“Sandcastle Days” are held every Saturday with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11am followed by lessons at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels.

The lessons will take place on the sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals, and concessions. Parking at Stewart Beach costs $15 per car. For more info, visit

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