Bikini Atoll is the marker of where Bikini Bottom is located. It first appears in the episode "Home Sweet Pineapple."



Its most notable landmarks are the three trees that inhabit one side of the island. It appears small, but in reality, it is much larger and appears small because of an optical illusion.[1]

On the other side of the island there is a forest filled with an array of wild life and a skeleton who formerly guarded the Magic Book.[1]


Bikini Atoll has been around for millennia. The trees that inhabit the island have had its ancestors during the times of prehistory.[2]

At one point, Davy Jones was either on the island or at least had the Magic Book which formerly resided on the island.[1]

Role in series


Fishermen can be seen fishing at the beginning of the episode as the French narrator explains their dangerous effects to aquatic species.

"Big Pink Loser"

Bikini Atoll appears when Patrick jumps out of the water to tell it about "his" newly attained award, only to almost suffocate from lack of water moments later.


To prove to Sandy that sea creatures are better than land creatures, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs.

"No Weenies Allowed"

Sandy karate-kicks SpongeBob out of the ocean and up to the surface of the island, where he is briefly seen in live-action kitchen sponge form.

"Pranks a Lot"

After Sandy is frightened by SpongeBob and Patrick (as ghosts), she leaves Bikini Bottom and travels back to Texas via an acorn-shaped rocket, which launches out of the ocean and to the landmark of Austin, Texas.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

The island appears in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie when David Hasselhoff arrives with both SpongeBob and Patrick to bring them back to Bikini Bottom.

"Fear of a Krabby Patty"

The state of the Krusty Krab's 24-hour business is documented on a Bikini Atoll background.

"Roller Cowards"

The Fiery Fist O' Pain rollercoaster is so high that SpongeBob and Patrick reach ocean distance.

"Truth or Square"

The island appears when Patchy goes looking for SpongeBob, who did not arrive at his TV Extravaganza.

"Demolition Doofus"

SpongeBob comes flying out of the ocean as a result of the demolition derby, once again briefly seen in his live-action kicthen sponge form.

"Mall Girl Pearl"

The island appears in Beatrice's scrapbook.

"Lame and Fortune"

The island appears when a carrier boat is dropping a box of fortune cookies into the coean.

Role in video games

SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom

The island appears as a secret area to get a Krabby Patty trophy.


  • The episode "Demolition Doofus" includes the footage from "No Weenies Allowed" where SpongeBob is flung out of the water and back in again.
  • Bikini Atoll was an island that was used for nuclear bomb testing in the 40s and 50s.
  • Starting with "Lame and Fortune," a CGI model of the island is used instead of the filmed island.[3]
    • This is because the original model island is buried somewhere deep within the Stephen Hillenburg Storage Facility, where he rents to pile things that he doesn't have room for in his house.
  • When the island is shown at night, a human finger is visible in the water to portray a reflection of the moon. This is because the island was originally shot in Steve Belfer's pool.[4].