who we are

We are a group of Texas' Laguna Madre sand lovers eager to share our love for the beaches of South Padre Island with the world! 

our mission

Improving south padre island, tx - one sandcastle at a time


We believe in the power of sand - specifically, the sand found on the beaches of South Padre Island, TX. We are a non-profit corporation* dedicated to raising a series of public monuments and works (the SandCastle Trail); the education of students and public about beach conservation and nourishment through organized activities and festivals designed to promote healthy family and other community relationships; and the encouragement of scientific study through development of nature and structural innovation. 

When you teach someone how to build a sandcastle, you are teaching them physics; history, and art, yes. But you are also teaching them how to work with others; how to more fully appreciate the sand beneath our feet, the beauty all around us and the importance of preserving and maintaining it.

We are a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations. Your donations will help fund SandCamp and the South Padre Island Sandcastle Trail. Thank you for your support!