Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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Shady Shoals Rest Home is a retirement home that is located in Bikini Bottom. Its known residents include, among others, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. According to Squidward, it is located across town from Conch Street. It first appears in the episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy."



Shady Shoals Rest Home at night.

Shady Shoals looks like most other buildings in Bikini Bottom: tall and metal with windows that look like portholes. It has two rust-colored smokestacks on it, one on the top, and one on the lower left side. On the upper right is a periscope. Below of it is a fishing pole that is holding up a sign that reads "Shady Shoals Rest Home." There is a small, wooden deck leading up to the front door.


Front lobby

Through the front door lies the front lobby. There is a front desk with two doors behind it, one to the left, and one to the right, where visitors sign in.

Main area

Through the left door behind the front desk is the main area. There are a few chequerboards, some coral plants, water fountains, a couch, and an old TV. Here is where the residents come to go about their day. They can play checkers, get a drink of water, watch TV, or just mingle.


Through a door in the back of the main area is the cafeteria. It is where residents come to get their meals. There are tables where the residents eat, and the kitchen where they get their food. The floor has a yellow-and-white checkered pattern. Bingo is also held here.

Residential area

Through the door to the right of the front desk is the residential area. This is where the residents live. Each room has a couch, an old TV, and a desk.


Main article: Mermalair

The Mermalair is the secret headquarters of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, located under Shady Shoals. The secret entrance is located beneath the couch in the main area.



Shady Shoals has been destroyed once, in the episode "Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob," when Plankton takes over Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's minds and makes them go rabid.