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Ah, Goo Lagoon. A stinky mud puddle to you and me. But to the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom, a wonderful, stinky mud puddle.
 
Location

Goo Lagoon is a large brine pool and a popular beach destination in Bikini Bottom. It first appears in the episode "Ripped Pants."

In real life, goo is a substance called brine. Brine forms underwater pools of a darker color because its salinity is several times greater than the surrounding ocean. Since SpongeBob SquarePants takes place underwater, the characters swim and surf in brine since they are already surrounded by seawater.

Goo Lagoon is broken down into sections, which include Mussel Beach, Goo Lagoon Sea Caves, the Snack Bar and the Goo Lagoon Pier amusement park.

Description

Features

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Frank, one of Goo Lagoon's Life Guards

Staff

Frank is a lifeguard. Larry the Lobster, a regular at the beach, also serves as a lifeguard. He can always be found here, either lifting weights, surfing, or lifeguarding. SpongeBob also once serves as a lifeguard in "SpongeGuard on Duty."

Sections

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Mussel Beach Competition Sign-up

  • Goo Lagoon Sea Caves (2) - A large cavern in Goo Lagoon. The only way to get here is over a rope bridge, from the sand castle. Inside, there are cave drawings.

Pier Amusement Park

The Goo Lagoon Pier is an amusement park outside of the Goo Lagoon sea caves. It is on a large dock, and appears in the video games Battle for Bikini Bottom, The Yellow Avenger, and Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated and the episodes "Valentine's Day," "New Leaf," and "To Love a Patty." In "Valentine's Day," a special event known as the Valentine's Day Carnival occurs.

Rides/Attractions

  • Ferris Wheel - From the top, one can see all of the houses all the way to the Bikini Bottom city limits.
  • Tea Cup Madness - A spinning teacup ride. It is a parody of the ride Mad Tea Party.
  • Bumper Boats - An underwater version of bumper cars. Patrick is assigned to clear the robots from it when they took over Bikini Bottom.
  • Slide Time - A slide that anyone can ride using their bottom or tongue.

Games

  • Whack-A-Tiki
  • Skee Ball
  • Toss-A-Clam
  • Prizes-Games
  • Cade - An arcade seen in "New Leaf." It features at least three arcade games.

Food/Drinks stands

  • Clamsicles
  • Coral Candy
  • Bill's Cafe - Seen in "New Leaf."
Stands
  • Fortune Teller
  • Trust Booth
  • Other
  • Bike Rental - Seen in "New Leaf."

Events/competitions

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  • Weightlifting competition - Whoever lifts the most amount of weights wins. SpongeBob, Sandy, and Larry compete in this event in "Ripped Pants."
  • Surfing competition - Whoever has the best surfing moves wins.
  • Anchor Toss competition - Whoever tosses an anchor the furthest wins. SpongeBob, Sandy, Larry and Incidental 32 compete in the 8th annual competition, and Sandy wins.
  • Sand castle competition - A competition for who ever makes the best sand castle, as seen in the video games Battle for Bikini Bottom and Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated.
  • Annual hot dog chug - Chugging down many hot dogs, as seen in "SpongeGuard on Duty."
  • Badminton - Sandy and her other friends, including Dale, play this game and Sandy is the champion until SpongeBob and Patrick break her record, as seen in "Ditchin'."
  • Events - Goo Lagoon hosts events such as the Valentine's Day Carnival and the Bikini Bottom Carnival at the Pier Amusement Park.[1]

Landmarks

  • Concert Stadium - A stadium where singers can perform, as seen towards the end of the episode "Ripped Pants."
  • Goo Lagoon Lighthouse - A lighthouse, as seen in the video games Battle for Bikini Bottom and Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated and in the episode "The Sponge Who Could Fly."
  • Goo Lagoon Castle - A giant sand castle built during the sand castle competition, as seen in Battle for Bikini Bottom and Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated.
  • Shipwreck - As seen in the Revenge of the Flying Dutchman video game
  • Ray's Organic Tanning Salon - As seen in the Employee of the Month video game.
  • Dock (fishing area) - As seen in Lights, Camera, Pants!
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  • Weightlifting area - As seen in Lights, Camera, Pants!
  • Mussel Beach - A part of the beach where all of the bodybuilding fish hang out to lift weights, play volleyball, and Frisbee.
  • Mount Climb-up-and-Fall-off - A mountain where one climbs up and falls off. It is located near Goo Lagoon Pier, as seen in the episode "Valentine's Day."

Biography

Goo Lagoon is where most Bikini Bottom citizens spend their leisure time. In some episodes, there is an orange sign outside the beach that says "Welcome to Goo Lagoon."

It is not an actual lagoon, but is a lake, as seen in many episodes of the series. Activities at Goo Lagoon include surfing, dancing, volleyball, weight-lifting, and tanning. Goo Lagoon does not contain water but instead it contains goo.

When compared to the Sand Mountain ski resort, Goo Lagoon is its summer counterpart. The weather is usually sunny at Goo Lagoon during the summer months. During winter, many people flock to Sand Mountain. At some times, there is very windy weather.

There is a huge boat parking area out at the front of Goo Lagoon, and in Revenge of the Flying Dutchman, there is a bus stop. In the Employee of the Month video game, the beach has a tanning salon, which is run by a fish named Ray. There is a workout area for all of the beach buffs who hang out at the beach, called Mussel Beach.

Events and competitions that the beach holds include the anchor toss competition, a weightlifting competition, a surfing competition, and a sand castle competition.

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Larry the lifeguard

A well-known lifeguard and beach buff is Larry the Lobster, one of the strongest creatures in Bikini Bottom. He commonly impresses many women as well. He is one of the many lifeguards and beach buffs who works and spends time at Goo Lagoon.

Sheldon J. Plankton of the Chum Bucket planned to open his second restaurant called the Chum Bucket Mega Bucket on Goo Lagoon in the episode "Walking Small." He hired SpongeBob to help demolish the beach's property with assertiveness. However, after SpongeBob discovers Plankton's motives, he regrets his actions and revives Goo Lagoon for everyone, so the new restaurant Plankton planned was never built.[2]

The Flying Dutchman has buried treasure on the beach, as seen in Revenge of the Flying Dutchman.

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Locations (VE)

Cities/Towns

Bikini Bottom (Dead Eye GulchBikini BottomshirePlanktopolis) • EncinoRock BottomBottom's Up!Tentacle AcresNew Kelp CityBass VegasDullsvilleFar-Out-VilleAtlantisShell CityAtlantic City

Bikini Bottom Areas

Bikini AtollJellyfish FieldsGoo Lagoon (Mussel Beach) • Kelp ForestSand MountainIndustrial ParkSulfur FieldsDutchman's TriangleDavy Jones' lockerMake-Out ReefMt. BikiniMt. Bikini BottomBikini Bottom Tar PitsMount Climb-up-and-Fall-offRippers' ReefBrain Coral FieldsThe County Line

Bikini Bottom Residence

SpongeBob's housePatrick's houseSquidward's houseMr. Krabs and Pearl's houseSandy's treedomeMrs. Puff's houseFlying Dutchman's shipHarold and Margaret SquarePants' houseGrandma SquarePants' houseBottomite housesSquilliam's towerMrs. Tentacles' houseBetsy Krabs' houseDoodleBob's houseOld Man Jenkins' houseBlue SquarePants' houseBlackJack's houseFast mansionMs. Mildred's mansionWidow Duncan's house

Bikini Bottom Establishments

Krusty Krab (Rusty KrabKrabby O'Monday'sKrusty Krab 2) • Chum BucketMrs. Puff's Boating SchoolBarg'N-MartGoofy Goober's Ice Cream Party BoatReef CinemaShady Shoals Rest HomeMermalairSea NeedleRecreation CenterBikini Bottom Recreation CenterBikini Bottom SchoolBikini Bottom High SchoolBikini Bottom UniversityBikini Bottom MallBikini Bottom Post OfficeBank of Bikini Bottom BankBikini Bottom MintBikini Bottom JailBikini Bottom Police DepartmentPolice StationBikini Bottom Fire DepartmentBikini Bottom HospitalBikini Bottom AirportBikini Bottom LibraryBikini Bottom SupermarketBikini Bottom BakeryBikini Bottom MoversFirst Nautical BankBankCourt HouseBikini RealtyHotelLarry's GymGymThe DumpPoseidon Elementary SchoolAdult Learning CenterFlower archBikini Bottom Zoo (Oyster Stadium) • Bikini Bottom MuseumBikini Bottom Museum of BoatingHook MuseumFry Cook MuseumGrab-it MartDinerJuice BarFancy!KelpshakeFlabby Patty ShackSea Chicken ShackRusty's Rib EyeStinky BurgersCemeteryFloater's CemeteryKRUMGlove World!Glove UniverseCoral CarnivalValentine's Day CarnivalFun ArcadeBikini Bottom ArcadeToy BarrelIce CreamIce CreamBunny BunsThe Wash!Sizzling Spring SaunaSunny Shore ResortsSuper Mega Mall WorldBikini Bottom Outskirts Outlet Mega-MallBassCar Baytona 400Palace of PranksMagic ShopNear Mint Comic BooksBigshot RecordsAngry Jack's Shell EmporiumJewelry StoreFlower ShopNoses 'n ThingsTom's TooleryHatsWigs & HairpiecesSeashell ParkSnail ParkFish Hooks ParkFast Food ColiseumMedieval MomentsThe Main DrainTough TavernThe Salty SpitoonWeenie Hut Jr'sSuper Weenie Hut Jr'sWeenie Hut GeneralBikini Bottom Pillow FoundryMattress DiscountMattresses & Then SomeRest HomeGrandma's Tea HouseOld Man Jenkins' barnShelly SuperhighwayKing Neptune's castle

Non-Bikini Bottom Locations

TexasMoonPoseidomeKarate IslandInferno IslandSun-N-Fun IslandBikini Bottom TriangleGranny's houseTea ParlorNowhereGreat Barrier ReefCharted Caverns of LemuriaThe Remote IslandKahmamoku CoveSandy's islandIsland in the SkyServis StashunThug TugIce CreamThe TrenchWinchell ApartmentsVats of Acid "R" UsPatchy's houseDon's Import Store & DelicatessenThe Poop DeckNickelodeon Animation StudioNowhereDoodle DimensionFly of DespairHorned Forest

Video game locations

Goo Lagoon PierRock Bottom museumTrench of Advanced DarknessKelp SwampKelp CavesFlying Dutchman's graveyardUptown Bikini BottomRay's Organic Tanning SalonWSEA TVRusty AnchorMarlin's caveSardine's SundriesOxygen SpringsWaverly HillsCowfish Craig's shackSublime SeafoodsNeptune's ParadiseSand StadiumTentacle Acres Cocoa ShopShipwreck ReefConstruction siteChum WorldMount TritonMuSeed ShopSpice ShackTreat ShopThe Center of the EarthSix Clams Adventure LandFin LockerHotel Deep Six

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