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Beach Ideas - How to Make A Beach Resort

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Check out this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on how to build a beach resort. Includes design ideas, tips on layout and structure, DIYs, examples, and more!!!

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How To Make The Beach Area

What Do You Need

  • Beach Chair
  • Lights (Palm-Tree lamp/ Floor light)
  • Coconut Tree
  • Island Designer
  • Custom Design

Think About The Amount Of Decorations To bBe Used

The number of items for decoration is dependent on what kind of Beach Resort you want to build. The bigger the Beach Resort the more items needed for decorations.

Prepare the Place to Use

Beach Area
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When picking a location it is recommended to pick the coast facing the front screen since it will be easier to take pictures in that location.

Searching For A Reference Is Recommended

It is easier to build a Beach Area while looking at different pictures of beaches as a reference. Try looking for pictures of Hawaii, Guam and Bali.

Lay Out The Decorations and You Are Done!

In creating a beach resort, you just need to place the beach related items in your chosen spot. Try to make it seem like there are people using the items placed.

Custom Design is Not Needed

Unlike other Island Designs, creating a beach area does not require you to use Custom Designs. You can make use of your island shore as it is and place different items for decoration. This Island Design is great for beginners.

How To Make The Beach-side Food Stall

To Produce a More Beach-like Feel

When there is a beach area, a Food Stall is definitely needed. Liven up the beach area by creating rest spaces and shops.

Reserve A Space

Beach Shop Reserve

When reserving a space for the Food Stall, it is recommended to not choose an area within the beach area. Choosing a place in the area would make it crowded so instead, try choosing a place in the field near your beach area.

Cover The Reserved Area With Fence

Beach Fence Area

After reserving a place, surround it with some sort of a boundary using fence. Shrubs, Coconut Trees and Simple Panel can also be used for this.

Recommended Trees and Shrubs

For Finishing Touches, Add Decorations

Beach House Complete

Finally, freely add decorations. Using custom designs on stalls can give the place a more Beach-like feel.

Recommended Layout and Decors

Beach Resort

Beach Area 2
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GorillaGorilla A When someone says summer, you will definitely think of the sea! Since diving was unlocked I want to also liven up my Beach decorations!

Recommended Furnitures

Sand castle Sand Castlepoolside bedPoolside BedHammockHammock
Beach Chair Beach ChairBeach Ball Beach BallBeach TowelBeach Towel
Lawn ChairLawn ChairFloor LightFloor LightSurfboardSurfboard
Shell Table Shell Table Shell StoolShell Stool Shell Arch Shell Arch
Shell LampShell LampShell Speaker Shell SpeakerPalm-Tree Lamp Palm-Tree Lamp
BarrelBarrelFlower StandFlower Stand

Recommended Custom Design

Custom Design (Sand Drawing) Sand Drawing

Beach-Side Food Stall

Beach Area
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Check Out Stall Design Ideas Here

Recommended Furnitures

Menu Chalk Board Menu ChalkboardCoffee Grinder Coffee GrinderStovetop Espresso MakerStovetop Espresso Maker
Infused Water ServerInfused Water ServerCoconut Juice Coconut JuiceStallStall
Frying PanFrying PanFruit BasketFruit BasketIron Garden ChairIron Garden Table

Recommended Fence

Beach House

Beach House
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GorillaWriter G Using my personal image of a beach, I created a small Beach House. By making squares using fences, a stronger image of a wall can be showed.

Recommended Furnitures

Outdoor Table Outdoor TableOutdoor BenchOutdoor BenchDiner Counter Table Diner Counter Table
Retro Fan Retro FanShaved-ice Maker Shaved-Ice Maker MixerMixer
Portable Toilet Portable Toilet Drink Machine Drink Machine Plain Wooden Shop SignPlain Wooden Shop Sign

Recommended Fence

Recommended Custom Design

Toilet Design Toilet Sign
Floor Design Left Floor Design (Left)
Floor Design Center Floor Design (Center)
Floor Design Right Floor Design (Right)

Mermaid Set Can Also Be Used


There are many useful items in the Mermaid Set that was added in the 7/3 update. Many items can be obtained by Diving so creating a Beach Resort after the update is also recommended.

Check Out Mermaid Set Here

Pirate Set Is Also Great

Pirate Set

The items that you will receive by helping Pirate Gulliver, Pirate Set, is also great for designing your beach area. It may have a different image from a "Beach Resort", but it will give a movie-like feel to the island.

Check Out Pirate Set Items Here

Make Use of Dream Suite


Through Dreaming, you can look into other player's island. Unlike visiting(multiplayer), you can do this on your own pace and time. There is also distribution of Custom Design in the island so when visiting do not forget to check it.

More Information on Dreaming Suites here

How To Make Sand Drawing

Sand Drawing

Sand Drawing Custom Design
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Create a sand drawing and paste it using custom design.

Easy Way of Making Sand Drawings

Make The Canvas Transparent

Custom English
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Using the Fill All tool, make the whole canvas transparent.

Prepare 3 Shades of Color

3 Shades
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Choose the "Change Color" button in custom design and change the color to the 3rd color from the left. Then create 3 shade of the color: lighter, normal and darker.

Outline The Drawing

Sand Drawing 3
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Draw using the normal shade of the color. Afterwards, outline the drawing with the lighter shade and use the darker shade to trace the insides of the drawing.

Actual Look Of The Sand Drawing

Sand Drawing 4
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Putting it beside a sand castle will give a feel as if a child played by the beach.

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