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Shady Shoals Rest Home


Shady shoals

Industry: Retirement home
Location: Bikini Bottom, Pacific Ocean
First appearance: "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
Latest appearance: "Whirly Brains"
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Shady Shoals Rest Home is a retirement home located in, Bikini Bottom. It's 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 looks like most of the other buildings in Bikini Bottom: Tall and metal with windows that look like portholes. It has two rust-colored smoke stacks on it, one on the top, and one on the lower left side. On the upper right is a periscope. Below it is a fishing pole holding up a sign that says 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 checkerboards, some coral plants, water fountains, a couch and an old T.V. Here is where the residents come to go about their day. They can play checkers, get a drink of water, watch T.V., 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 T.V., 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 took over Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's minds and made them go rabid.


  • They serve meatloaf for dinner every night.
  • Shady Shoals was used as the set for The Real Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Movie.
  • Season 7 is the only season where Shady Shoals Rest Home doesn't make an appearance.
  • In "The Great Patty Caper," a similar retirement home, "Rest Home," is shown.
  • The name of the rest home is a reference to the Shady Pines Retirement Home featured in the 1980's sitcom "The Golden Girls."
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (VE)

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