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Barnacle Bay
Downloadable World · Featured in: The Sims 3 Store

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Barnacle Bay
An island nestled in the Simuyan Sea, Barnacle Bay is a vibrant vacation getaway with stunning beaches, campgrounds, parks, and a curiously modern downtown. First settled by pirates, fisherman, and artists - the world's inhabitants now enjoy relaxing at Smuggler's Beach and letting loose at The Wanderer's Watering Hole. Will your trip be a vacation or a staycation?
Name Barnacle Bay
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Barnacle Bay is a world available for download from The Sims 3 Store, as the second world that The Sims 3 Store has released.[1] It is based on a moderately temperatured island with a tourist pirate theme. It became available to download on September 23, 2010. Prior to the release of The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay, the price was 1650 SimPoints,[2] but after the release of The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay, the price was raised to 2000 SimPoints. As of May 2012, Barnacle Bay is no longer available for purchase with SimPoints. Instead, it was included in a bundle worth $20 that includes 100 SimPoints and several exclusive contents.[3] Barnacle Bay was also given freely as part of The Sims 3: Island Paradise pre-order on Origin.

Description[edit | edit source]

A New World Awaits - Escape to Barnacle Bay today!

An island nestled in the Simuyan Sea, Barnacle Bay is a vibrant vacation getaway with stunning beaches, campgrounds, parks, and a curiously modern downtown. First settled by pirates, fisherman, and artists - the world's inhabitants now enjoy relaxing at Smuggler's Beach and letting loose at The Wanderer's Watering Hole. Will Your trip be a vacation or a staycation?

Overview[edit | edit source]

Barnacle Bay is by far the city with the deepest connection to the sea and to pirates. The city features four default beaches. The new clothing and personalities introduced are also outdoor-like, and many Sims possess the Angler trait.

The town is set after The Sims 2, as the Caliente sisters have moved from Pleasantview to Barnacle Bay, which is confirmed by Dina's biography: "The Sims 2 Sisters are back! Can Dina break hearts in Barnacle Bay like she did in Pleasantview? She wants to find out."

Backstory[edit | edit source]

Ahoy, Matey!

Fear me…ye…scurvy…dog… Alright, so I’m not a pirate. But my great, great, grandparents were. They burned, pillaged, looted and merrily stole treasure. It was a pirate’s life for them! They settled here in Barnacle Bay way back in the day, when the island was more about escaping the authorities and less about escaping the drudgery of everyday life. Even though it’s not really dangerous anymore, Barnacle Bay is an amazing place where people of all types come and find a place in the world where they can nestle.

With beautiful beaches, relaxing campgrounds, plentiful parks and a modern downtown area there’s something for everyone here! I mean, have you seen that restaurant? It’s a boat! A boat that crashed! How crazy is that? Haha! So come along for a visit; you just might find yourself wanting to stay.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • All-new Barnacle Bay bundle includes additional items!:
    • Buccaneer's Bounty Set
    • Two All-New Exclusive Staircases!
  • Meet new Sims, discover the world's secrets, and unwind at Barnacle Beach.
  • Enjoy 20 all-new exclusive objects and clothing only available in Barnacle Bay.
  • In Barnacle Bay - Having lunch on a Pirate Ship is only part of the to-do list:
    • Grab a bite to eat at Hogan's Deep Sea Diner before fishing at Ophelia's Fishing Hole.
    • Explore the mystery hidden in Pirate's Hideaway or meet new Sims at The Wanderer's Watering Hole.
    • Discover the mysterious Barnacle Bay lore by exploring the abandoned piers of Founder's Beach and the relics found within the Goldbeard Galleon Gallery.

Lots[edit | edit source]

Residential Lots[edit | edit source]

Community Lots[edit | edit source]

  • Barnacle Beach (beach)
  • Barnacle Community Pool (pool)
  • Barnacle Boneyard (graveyard)
  • Crowe's Nest Campgrounds (small park or festival grounds[TS3:S])
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales Cemetery (graveyard)
  • Founder's Beach (beach)
  • Founder's Park (big park)
  • Garden of the Forgotten (small park)
  • Goldbeard Galleon Gallery (art gallery)
  • Goldbeard's Gym (gym)
  • Grace's Garden (small park)
  • Jollyboat Plaza (big park)
  • Landlubber Bank (beach)
  • Lookout Park (small park)
  • Ophelia's Fishing Hole (fishing spot)
  • Olde Pillager's Pond (fishing spot)
  • Pirate's Hideaway (visitors allowed)
  • Smuggler's Beach (beach)
  • The Wanderer's Watering Hole (visitors allowed)
  • Ye Olde Library (library)
Rabbit Holes
  • City Hall (city hall)
  • Community School for the Gifted (school)
  • Divisadero Budget Books (bookstore)
  • Doo Peas Corporate Tower (office building)
  • EverFresh Delights Supermarket (grocery)
  • Fort Gnome Military Base (military base)
  • Hogan's Deep Fried Diner (diner)
  • Hogan's Deep Sea Diner (bistro)
  • Landgraab Industries Science Facility (science lab)
  • Little Corsican Bistro (bistro)
  • Llama Memorial Stadium (stadium)
  • Outstanding Citizen Warehouse Corp. (abandoned warehouse)
  • Police Department (police department)
  • Sacred Spleen Memorial Hospital (hospital)
  • Sharma Day Spa (spa)
  • Specter Family Mausoleum (mausoleum)
  • Wilsonoff Community Theatre (theater)

Families[edit | edit source]

New families[edit | edit source]

Difficulty: 2
Patty Abe, Serena Abe
These two sisters are exact opposites, but in some ways balance each other out. Hopefully they can learn to deal with their differences in a civilized manner.
Difficulty: 5
Finn Annan, Flora Annan, Fern Annan, Philip Annan, Fawn Annan, Daisy Annan
The Annan house can be a chaotic place as the family is large. However, there is a lot of love in the house, despite the drama.
Difficulty: 2
Jake Coastal, Josephine Coastal
The Coastals adore Barnacle Bay, and their love of the town's history and the island's eco-system is evident in their home.
Difficulty: 1
Odessa Cross
Even though the house is tiny, it is vibrant and full of color, just like Odessa herself.
Difficulty: 2
Lewis-Charlie Darwin, Preethi Darwin
The Darwins are a scientifically inclined couple who are passionate about fish and fishing. Lewis and Preethi have a garden and a small pond they love spending time on.
Difficulty: 1
Fiona Fleet
Fiona keeps a well-appointed house with a modern style. She used to be a very successful business woman in the big city, but she retired early and is living a modest life training as an amateur triathlete.
Difficulty: 3
Eleanor Goldbeard, Anne Goldbeard, Tobias Goldbeard, Coral Goldbeard, Kidd Goldbeard
Not only are The Goldbeards the wealthiest family for nautical miles, they are also the most socially and politically connected. Most people overlook how they built their family wealth.
Difficulty: 4
Shorty-John Inkbeard, Victoria Inkbeard, Morgan Inkbeard, Aeisha Inkbeard, Pearl Inkbeard, Bart Inkbeard
The Inkbeard family name seems to be a reference to an ancestral epic sea victory over a Giant Squid. There are rumors of fabulous wealth plundered and then lost, which makes this family suspicious of everyone.
Difficulty: 1
Dude La Mer
Dude LaMer is a single surfer bum who is somewhat directionless. He has a lot of friends, but he can't get a second date because girls get tired of talking about the beach.
Difficulty: 3
Gil Lai, Laurel Lai, Jonah Lai
The Lai family has been fishing for as far back as anyone can imagine, and some of their ancestors even have portraits up in City Hall. Of course why they are brandishing cutlasses no historian has quite figured out.
Difficulty: 3
Buzz Malifa, Petunia Malifa, Marcus Malifa
Filled with all of Buzz's knick knacks and clutter, this household is a clash of tastes and styles. The personalities in this house also tend to collide, but this family has learned to make it work.
Difficulty: 1
Willy McKellar
Willy the ex-lightkeeper has a house in the most remote part of Barnacle Bay. He is rarely seen in town.
Difficulty: 1
Jasmine Noon
Filled with plants, flower, light, and art Jasmine's life is dedicated to all things beautiful. Jasmine is far from home but she was drawn to the mist, the coastline, and the mystery of Barnacle Bay.
Difficulty: 2
Juan Jr Inkbeard, Ahmed Barbarossa, Lee-Roy Johnkins
Three rowdy singles enjoy being on their own for the first time. They love hosting parties and being best friends, even when the occasional drama ensues.
Difficulty: 1
Moe Pesce
Moe must prove himself to be lord and master of the ocean and catch the biggest and baddest fish out there. He has no time for decorating - he has fish to catch!
Difficulty: 1
Dave Piece
This is a classic bachelor pad. To upgrade this house one would have to torch the furniture first.
Difficulty: 1
Thomas Quill
Thomas Quill is the unofficial town historian and also the volunteer librarian. He is incredibly knowledgeable about all things nautical and his house could be considered a mini-museum in its own right.
Difficulty: 2
Richie Radan, Rahul Patel
These two bachelors are vacationing in Barnacle Bay, taking a break from the stress of daily life. Is there a chance this could be a permanent stay?
Difficulty: 2
Roger Rao, Mia Rao
The Rao's are in the beginning stages of starting a family, and this modest house is the perfect size for mom, dad, and baby. Hopefully it isn't twins!
Difficulty: 1
Rose Rome
Rose is somewhat of a gypsy in how she dresses and acts. Her small cottage is crammed with all kinds of odd knick knacks, some of which she claims she "found" on the beach.
Difficulty: 1
Agnes Seabottom
This house seems barely lived in and was built more for privacy and secrecy than for comfort or style. One could even call it a mini-fortress.
Difficulty: 1
Bunny Shore
Bunny's house is full of all things related to sun-worship. Large windows, bright colors, and lots of romance novels fill this house.
Difficulty: 1
Jeff Smith
This prim and proper household is the a prime example of middle class perfection. However there is a mirror in nearly every room so that Jeff can practice his charisma skills.
Difficulty: 2
Felix Soto, Mary Soto
This elderly couple has been in Barnacle Bay for decades, and they have the souvenirs to prove it. This just might be the cutest couple on the island.
Difficulty: 1
Alec Trebo
The Trebo house is almost a museum in its own right and is a veritable showcase for all of Alec's past exploits and treasure collecting.
Difficulty: 1
Juliet Verona
This is one luxe modern household for such a small town. Juliet has made sure each piece of decor (and there is a lot of it) is in the perfect spot.

Returning families[edit | edit source]

Difficulty: 2
Nina Caliente, Dina Caliente, Luisa Libros
The driving personalities in this household are the Caliente sisters who are always fighting, flirting, and generally out to have a raucous party. They are showing Luisa the ways in misbehaving.
Difficulty: 2
Alice GilsCarbo, Celeste GilsCarbo
Alice and Celeste GilsCarbo are a hard-working single mother and young daughter who are trying to carve out a new life in an old town.

Homeless Sims[edit | edit source]

These Sims are pre-made, but homeless when Barnacle Bay is first loaded.

NPCs[edit | edit source]

Deceased Sims[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Misconceptions[edit | edit source]

EA technical support guesses at 1650 SimPoints.
  • A French gaming site reported that it would cost 600 SimPoints (roughly €6)[8] and a Q&A interview on IGN reported that it was 1650, though that information was later removed from the article.[4] An EA technical support representative mentioned 1650 as well, but stated that it was not certain, as shown in the image on the right.
  • In an IGN interview with EA they refer to Barnacle Bay as an "expansion", though this term is incorrect, as it is merely a downloadable world similar to Riverview[4]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Like Twinbrook, all deceased Sims have grey hair and green skin.
  • On January 1, 2011 Barnacle Bay was the daily deal from The Sims 3 Store and was discounted to 1111 SimPoints. On May 22, 2011 it was the daily deal again and was discounted to 1050 SimPoints.
  • There are 2 repairwomen and 2 elderly social workers, and many more NPCs with different life stages from other games.
  • Barnacle Bay was also released in stores, costing $14. The box contains a slip with a code that players can use at The Sims 3 Store to download the town and two sets.[9]
  • The graveyards on Barnacle Bay don't have ponds. Deathfish are found at the large beach across from the art gallery beside the pier posts.
  • Although The Sims 3 Store states that it needs the latest update, Barnacle Bay will work on The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff (Version 5.0) and later Sims 3 games. But The Sims 3 Ambitions and prior games will need to be updated.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons, "The Wife Aquatic", the Simpson family take a trip to an island in New England called Barnacle Bay.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


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