Sandcastle Capital of the World

A visit to South Padre Island in the coming days will show you why the area is called the Sandcastle Capital of the World.

Sandcastle Days


via Port Isabel Press South Padre

South Padre Island is the place to be on October 6 to 9, as these are the dates of Sandcastle Days. The event will include live music and craft vendors as well as amateur and professional sand sculpting competitions. As you browse through the masterpieces created from sand, you’ll be amazed at the remarkable skill and creativity on display. The festival will also have children’s activities such as water slides and bull riding. It opens at 9 a.m. every day.

Sandcastle Lessons

Get in touch with your inner artist through taking sand sculpting classes at Padre Island. This will make a wonderfully fun activity for a family because toddlers, teenage children, parents and grandparents can all work together on a project. For information, call (956) 433-9948.

Largest Sandcastle in the World

You’ll find what is known as the largest sandcastle in the world at the South Padre Island Visitor’s Center parking lot. It has been sprayed with a waterproof substance to withstand all kinds of weather. The sculpture is quite remarkable, as it has hidden doors and intricate detailing. Don’t miss it.

Stay With Us

Stay at South Padre Island KOA to enjoy the lovely scenery and to try your hand at sand sculpting. To reserve your spot, call 800-562-9724 or visit our website. For information, call 956-761-5665 or email


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