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Free Sandcastle Building Lessons at Stewart Beach

By: Mary Beth Bassett | Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:23 PM

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston is hosting a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.

Now underway, visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place July 29 and Aug. 5.

Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels.

Registration is not required. The lessons will take place on the sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Sandcastle Days events will be led by sculptors Emerson Schreiner and Lucinda Weirenga.

Stewart Beach is 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 during Sandcastle Days events.

For more information, visit www.galvestonbeachinfo.com.

About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is home to popular amusements such as, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

Article written by Mary Beth Bassett

Mary Beth is a public relations coordinator at the Galveston CVB and Park Board with a focus on the beaches and nature tourism. She has lived in Galveston for ten years.