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Beach Sand Sculptures Company Policies

By purchasing a service from Beach Sand Sculptures (BSS); online, over the phone, via an affiliate, or via a third party booking company all client/associates/participants agree to be unconditionally bound to Beach Sand Sculptures’ Company Policies

Our passion is to help you, your family or your group enjoy our beautiful beaches and to participate in a unique experience to Create Memories in The Sand.

We are a family-oriented business and expect conduct to fall within this standard of conduct. We adhere and promote the rules and regulations which protect our beaches, water, and environment allowing locals and visitors to continue enjoying our beautiful beaches for years to come; The respect of the private property. No walking on the dunes. No glass bottles. Legal activities of all kinds. If you have legal right or permission for private beach use (in most cases) inside our service area we can offer services (see Locations we are unable to service under SANDCASTLE LESSONS). Any person not adhering to these guidelines will be asked to leave and may necessitate contacting local authorities.

Privacy: BSS takes precautions, including administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Personal Information: will only be used by BSS to provide or improve our products, services, and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties. BSS may from time to time, use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. BSS may also use personal information to help develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.

Digital Media: Client may take photographs of their SandCastle Lesson or Specialty Sand Sculpture for their personal use. Client agrees to allow BSS full use of all digital media of all persons and/or sand sculptures for their marketing use, taken by BSS and/or their agencies. Digital media posted to Beach Sand Sculptures reviews, social media pages, or internet may be used by Beach Sand Sculptures for their marketing purposes.

Release of Liability: By booking a service or merchandise with Beach Sand Sculptures the Client and all participating parties agree to release Beach Sand Sculptures, their agencies, or their affiliates from any and all liability claims.

SANDCASTLE LESSONS

Description: A 2-hour award winning SandCastle Lesson serviced by a BSS Mobile Unit. Service Area includes beaches of Destin, Miramar Beach, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, South Walton, to Inlet Beach, Florida.

Payment: All SandCastle Lessons shall be paid in full at the time of booking. At the time of booking, Beach Sand Sculptures shall reserve the date and time of booked SandCastle Lesson, and not making any other reservations or accept any other clients for said date and time for designed Mobile Unit. Discount/Promo Code must be applied at the time of booking online, one code use per booking.

Tip: Cash Gratuity for your SandCastle Coaches/Sand Sculptors is greatly appreciated – typically 15% – 25%. Your Coach prefer cash (given on the beach), However, gratuity may be added to a SandCastle Lesson booking after a lesson.

Day of Communications: On the day of Your SandCastle Lesson, your SandCastle Coach will text using the cell phone number provided on your booking (after) 9:10 AM. Your SandCastle Coach is your contact person for the day of your SandCastle Lesson – they will answer any question you may have. Any additional information such as gate codes or the purchase of additional SandCastle Tool Kits and/or SandShapers should be given to them. This communication is a courtesy to our clients, lack of this communication is not an excuse/reason for an exception to BSS Policies.

Weather and Demo Complete: ON THE DAY OF YOUR SANDCASTLE LESSON – If the weather is questionable, plan to attend your SandCastle Lesson as scheduled. The decision to cancel your SandCastle Lesson, due to inclement weather, will be determined by your SandCastle Coach at any time before or during a SandCastle Lesson. A SandCastle Lesson is deemed complete when the “demonstration portion” has been provided. The “demonstration portion” of a SandCastle Lesson is defined as the initial pound-up and carve, of the demonstration tower = Demo Complete.

Whole Day Weather Cancellations – You will receive communication before 9:00 a.m. the day of your scheduled SandCastle Lesson when there is a Whole Day Weather Cancellation. If your SandCastle Lesson is canceled by your SandCastle Coach due to inclement weather we, a) attempt to reschedule, OR b) 100% refund per policy.

The safety of your family and our SandCastle Coaches is our #1 concern. Florida’s high humidity and the nature of building SandCastles will cause participants to become wet, therefore a little bit of rain is no concern during a lesson. Lightning and high winds are of much greater concern. Florida weather changes quickly.

Double Red Beach Safety Flags: Beach Sand Sculptures is unable to offer SandCastle Lessons when the Double Red Flags are displayed – these flags indicate the water is CLOSED to the public by county ordinances. A Double Red Flag may occur on a beautiful sunny day. Our goal is to provide your scheduled SandCastle Lesson, as many times it is difficult to re-book. On Double Red Flag days you will be contacted by BSS Management to either 1. Meet at an Optional Location where water can be obtained by other sources besides the Gulf of Mexico, 2. Re-Book (with no Re-Booking Fee), OR 3. 100% refund per policy.

Booking Party Size: Children 4 years of age and younger are free with a participating adult*. Beach Sand Sculptures encourage everyone in a group/family to participate in the SandCastle Lesson – they are truly a family/group experience. We specialize in a whole family experience. Required Adult Participation: require at least 1 participating adult and/or 1 participating adult per 5 children. If the required number of adults per children participating increase the group size the booking credit card charge will reflect the cost for the appropriate group size. A group/family may choose not to have everyone in their group/family participate in this case only those people designate as participants will be allowed to participate (i.e. work on the sand pile, ask questions, carve sand, etc.) If through the course of a SandCastle Lesson additional people (beyond the group size booked) participate (in any way)  the booking credit card charge will reflect the cost for the appropriate group size.

*An adult is at least 18 years of age.

Cancellation/Change Order: Client is required to notify BSS, in writing ([email protected]), 48 hours in advance of booked SandCastle Lesson to receive a refund. Failure to provide adequate advance notice (48 hours) in writing will result in a full charge for services per policy.

Incorrect Booking Information: Beach Sand Sculptures, nor their agencies, nor third parties, shall not be held responsible for incorrect booking information. Incorrect booking information may cause subjection to Re-Booking Fee (above). Booking Confirmation emails are sent out immediately upon booking. Read through all correspondence when received to confirm booking information. If you do not receive a Confirmation Email shortly after booking please check your Spam Folder. Contact us at [email protected] to change your contact information or receive a new Confirmation Email. Not receiving a Confirmation Email is not grounds for dismissal of any Beach Sand Sculptures Company Policies.

Late or No Show: Failure to provide adequate advance notice (48 hours) in writing ([email protected]) will result in a full charge for services scheduled (see also Cancellation/Change Order Policy). SandCastle Lessons will not commence after 30 mins of the scheduled start time. A late Client (after 30 mins) may Re-Book (see Re-Booking Fee $100.00).

Refund:There are NO REFUNDS provided with a cancellation of fewer than 48-hour notice of scheduled service. Service which incurs weather related cancellation (determined by the SandCastle Coaches) will be a) attempted to re-book OR b) receive a refund per policy. The decision to cancel your SandCastle Lesson, due to inclement weather, will be determined by your SandCastle Coach at any time before or during a SandCastle Lesson (see also Weather and Demo Complete).

Travel: NW Florida: Current areas covered by our Mobile Unit SandCastle Lessons are Fort Walton Beach through Destin to Inlet Beach including the coastal communities along Scenic Hwy 30A in South Walton (county), Florida.

Locations we are UNABLE to service – alternate locations are available

Destin

  • Emerald Grande, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, are required to meet their SandCastle Coach at an alternate beach than Norriego Point (The Emerald Grande Beach). . Optional Locations for Emerald Grande Guests; A) Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House – 414 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541 – (within walking distance on The Destin Harbor). B) Silver Shells Public Beach Access – 7th Street & Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, Fl 32541 or other public beach access.

Miramar Beach

  • Miramar Public Beach Access #49 (West of Pompano Joes) – 2396 Scenic Hwy 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
    Alternate Locations:
    A) The Crab Trap (Destin) – 3500 Scenic Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541
    B) Henderson Beach State Park – 17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
    C) Silver Shells Public Beach Access (7th Street & Scenic Hwy 98 (Restaurant Row) Destin, FL 32541)
    D) Any other public beach access in Miramar Beach or Destin

30A/South Walton/Santa Rosa Beach

  • Sanctuary by the Sea – 1363 County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach (aka Blue Mountain Beach or Redfish), FL 32459 are required to meet their SandCastle Coaches at an alternate beach. We Suggest: The Blue Mountain Public Beach Access, 2365 Scenic 83 South, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl.
  • The Preserve (at Grayton) – Addresses on Morgans Trail, Bartons Way W, Bentley Lane, Coleman Drive in Santa Rosa Beach 32459 – might also be written as Blue Mountain Beach, Fl 32459 or Grayton Beach, Fl 32459. Guest required to meet SandCastle Coach at a nearby Public Beach Access.
  • Watercolor and Seaside – meet your SandCastle Coach at the Van Ness Butler Jr. Regional Beach Access – directly between the the Watercolor/Seaside beaches – 1931 E. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
  • Topsail Hill State Park (tram to and from the beach) Alternately choose Dune Allen/Fort Panic Regional Beach Access –
    Seasonal Lifeguards, ADA Accessible Restrooms, Parking, Beach Conditions Flag
    5753 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Watersound (Beach Club). Alternately choose any other Watersound beach accesses.  Repeat: No SandCastle Lessons at Watersound Beach Club.

Comments/Questions/Disputes [email protected] (reviewed for consideration within 30 days)

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