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Beaches are a type of community lot in The Sims: Vacation, The Sims 2: Bon Voyage and The Sims 3, and also a lot assignment in The Sims 3.

The SimsEdit

In The Sims: Vacation, one of the three distinct areas of Vacation Island is a beach area, which has three lots. Sims will normally wear swimsuits in this area, though they cannot go into the sea.

While it is not possible to create beach lots, it is possible to create lots that look like beaches, such as SimCity Beach in Downtown. However, Sims will not be able to rent sandcastle kits on these lots.

The Sims 2Edit

It wasn't until The Sims 2: Bon Voyage that players were able to create their own beaches. The beach is a new land type that becomes available once Bon Voyage is installed. Premade beaches are available in vacation areas such as Twikkii Island, but players can also create their own beaches in neighborhoods.

To create a beach, open the Lots and Houses bin from the neighborhood screen. Click on the Specialty Lots button next, and options to create special lots such as dormitories[University], hotels[Bon Voyage], apartments[Apartment Life], etc. Click on the Create Beach option in the left-hand area, next to the thumbnails of special lots.

If Seasons is installed, the ground will not get completely covered in snow during Winter. Snow will still fall, but very rarely and only lightly.

Note: A beach lot cannot be placed unless it is adjacent to a body of water. An easy default location in which the player can build a beach lot is Bluewater Village.

Player tipsEdit

The Sims 3Edit

Gameplay descriptionEdit

Sims with the Athletic and Loves the Outdoors traits.
Sims with the Hates the Outdoors trait.
Encourages NPCs to learn
NPCs are encouraged to use the Athletic skill on this lot.

Although Sims can visit beaches in The Sims 3, they cannot swim (returned in The Sims 3 Seasons and Patch 42), comb for seashells, build sandcastles, or watch the waves. They can only sunbathe on the loungers, play chess, fish, cook and eat food, or make some drinks at a bar. Players can use a beach as party venue. Since beaches can be large and have plenty of refreshments and activities, that is a good choice.

Beach lots attract Sims in a similar way to pool lots. Beaches often feature grills and deck chairs. Sims can also go jogging around the beach at the morning. Sims may bring their toddlers here, and pets may visit beach lots.

As a lot assignment, beaches seem to do very little as of right now. They function much like parks.

In The Sims 3: Island Paradise, beaches are expanded. NPC Sims will now swim in the ocean autonomously and Sims can now sunbathe on beach towels and play in the sand. It is also where the Lifeguard profession takes place.

Areas with no beaches Edit

There are no beaches in Riverview, though the river and fish hatchery makes up for it. There are no lots assigned as beaches in the World Adventures destinations of Al Simhara, Champs Les Sims, and Shang Simla.

Sunset Valley beachesEdit

Old Pier BeachEdit

Old Pier Beach is the only default beach lot in Sunset Valley, although there are two small parks that look like beaches.

Twinbrook beachesEdit

River Junction Beach ParkEdit

River Junction Beach Park is the only default beach lot in Twinbrook. It features a gazebo and few outdoor objects.

Barnacle Bay beachesEdit

Barnacle BeachEdit

Barnacle Beach is a large beach lot in Barnacle Bay. It features public toilets, lots of deck chairs, and several playground objects for children.

Founder's BeachEdit

Founder's Beach is a small beach lot in Barnacle Bay. It features two grills and a picnic table.

Landlubber BankEdit

Landlubber Bank is a small beach lot in Barnacle Bay. It features two grills and two picnic tables.

Smuggler's BeachEdit

Smuggler's Beach is a small beach lot in Barnacle Bay. It features two grills and two picnic tables.

Bridgeport beachesEdit

Smuggler's CoveEdit

Smuggler's Cove is the only default beach lot in Bridgeport. It features broken boats, as well as bars, grills and picnic tables. This beach looks by far the most polluted beach, as Bridgeport is an industrial area.

Appaloosa Plains beachesEdit

Adventure LandingEdit

Adventure Landing is the only default beach lot in Appaloosa Plains. It resembles a pier, featuring a single grill and three picnic tables.

Starlight Shores beachesEdit

Delmar BeachEdit

Delmar Beach is the only default beach lot in Starlight Shores. It features a whole building, with a second bathroom building for recreation. It also includes the tall new palm trees that come with the game, as well as some umbrellas and picnic baskets.

Moonlight Falls beachesEdit

La Shove BeachEdit

La Shove Beach is the only beach that comes with Supernatural. The sand looks to what appears to be just rocks instead of sand, and a very gloomy beach in general. It fits the setting of Moonlight Falls very well.

Sunlit Tides beachesEdit

Hot Sands BeachEdit

Hot Sands Beach is a beach from Sunlit Tides, a world from The Sims 3 Store. This beach is inside the lagoon, as opposed to Captain Jack's Beach which is outside of the lagoon in the ocean. There are a few chairs and a barbecue pit.

Captain Jack's BeachEdit

Captain Jack's Beach is a beach from Sunlit Tides, a world from The Sims 3 Store. Unlike Hot Sands Beach, this beach is on the exterior land strip opposite of the lagoon. In simple terms, it connects with the ocean and not the lagoon. This beach is larger than Hot Sands, featuring more chairs, umbrellas, and even a pier.

Isla Paradiso beachesEdit

Bella Vista BeachEdit

Bella Vista Beach is one of the three beaches that comes with Isla Paradiso. The beach features two lifeguard chairs and a barbecue pit with picnic tables.

Sparkling Sands BeachEdit

Sparkling Sands Beach is one of the three beaches that comes with Isla Paradiso. The beach has a very close proximity to Sparkling Sands resort and comes with a lifeguard chair and a fire pit although there are no bathrooms on the lot.

Crystal Waters BeachEdit

Crystal Waters Beach is one of the three beaches that comes with Isla Paradiso. The beach itself is rather minimal in general compared to the other two beaches, although it does feature a bathroom.

Oasis Landing beachesEdit

Unlike other beaches, beaches from Oasis Landing are not surrounded by or located adjacent to the ocean. These are called dried up beach. Sims mostly use this place for sunbathing.[TS3:S] It can be filled with water using the Edit Town mode, however it is very small and the spacing for filling the water is narrow.

Derelict BeachEdit

The Derelict Beach is a default dried up beach lot in Oasis Landing. It has a chess set, a divided bathroom, one small grill, a fire pit, a guitar, and a bar area.