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Goo Lagoon is a popular underwater beach located in Bikini Bottom in the series. Since SpongeBob SquarePants takes place underwater, Goo Lagoon is made of a strange goo, hence the name, and the characters swim and surf in it. The location first appears in the episode "Ripped Pants."
Goo Lagoon is broken up into sections, which include Mussel Beach, Goo Lagoon Sea Caves, the Snack Bar, and the Goo Lagoon Pier amusement park.
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 served as a lifeguard in "SpongeGuard on Duty."
Goo Lagoon Sea Caves (2) - A large cavern in Goo Lagoon. The only way to get there, is over a rope bridge, from the sand castle. Inside, there are cave drawings, probably drawn by prehistoric Bikini Bottom citizens.
Pier Amusement Park
The Goo Lagoon Pier is an amusement park, outside of the Goo Lagoon Seacaves. It is on a large dock, and was seen in Battle for Bikini Bottom, "Valentine's Day," "To Love a Patty," and "New Leaf." In "Valentine's Day" and "To Love a Patty," a special event known as the Valentine's Day Carnival occurred.
Ferris Wheel - from the top, you can see all of the houses all the way to the Bikini Bottom city limits.
Tea Cup Madness - a spinning tea cup ride. Parody of ride Mad Tea Party
Bumper Boats - an underwater version of bumper cars. Patrick was assigned to clear the robots from it when they took over Bikini Bottom.
Slide Time - a slide which people can ride using their bottom, or their tongue.
Cade - An arcade as seen in "New Leaf." Features at least three Arcade games.
Bill's Cafe - seen in "New Leaf."
Bike Rental - seen in "New Leaf."
Concert Stadium - A stadium where singers can perform. As seen in the episode "Ripped Pants."
Goo Lagoon is where most of the Bikini Bottom citizens spend their leisure time. Goo Lagoon is actually not a lagoon, but is a lake, with this being seen in many episodes. Because they are already in the ocean, Goo Lagoon may be a dent or sudden depth in the ocean. Activities at Goo Lagoon include surfing, dancing, volleyball, weight-lifting, and tanning. 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, although it is not known what the weather is like during the winter months, during which 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 game, the beach has a tanning salon which is run by a fish named Ray. There is a workout area for all the beach buffs who hang out at the beach called Muscle Beach.
Events and competitions that the beach holds include the Anchor Toss Competition, a weightlifting competition, a surfing competition, and a sand castle competition.
A well-known lifeguard and beach buff is Larry the Lobster, one of the strongest creatures in Bikini Bottom. He commonly impresses the ladies well. He is just one of the many lifeguards and beach buffs that work 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, yet despite working hard to get any help from anyone, he was just too small and unpopular, so the new restaurant he had planned to build never really occurred. The Flying Dutchman has buried treasure on the beach.
In real life, there are such things as underwater lakes and lagoons, as seen in this video and explained in this article.