MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Swimable beach with pier - major update, new lot file!

by smmi73 Posted 28th Oct 2008 at 7:54 PM - Updated 16th Nov 2009 at 1:27 PM by smmi73 : updated file and description
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts

Welcome to the pier! Take a swim or a stroll to enjoy the view. Buy the necessaries in the kiosk, hang out at the beach bar – or fry your own wieners.

Adapting kachadar's tutorial, I’ve tried to created a beach typical for a temperate climate. Since there aren’t a lot of swimable beaches as community lots available here I though I’d share.

note - about placement
This lot was build on the Belladonna Cove terrain that comes with AL. So I know for sure that it fits the beach line there. I cannot guarantee that it fits in all terrains, though.

Sep 22nd, 2009
This was one of my first lots here and it needed a major overhaul. - Thanks to voodoomonkey for making me aware of this!
- I've changed some features that I realised didn't work as intended. In order to make it look like the pier stands in water I have used ShanOw's buyable surface. While it looks ok, there's a slight gap between the fake water and the simulated water.

I've not found a way to place it more seamlessly, sadly. It's up to you whether you can live with it or not.
- Some cc has been removed or replaced, and now all the cc is included, so no more shopping list! You'll probably still have to install the custom modular stairs included in the lot yourself. Just get Numenor's scriptorium and you should be good
- This version has been build with AGS and cleaned with CI. I've also tested it, mainly to see how the lot reacted when being reinstalled.
- Of course all images have been updated to reflect the changes.

if you play the lot as an owned business
I've not created the lot with a business in mind. If you want to have sims run it as a business, be aware that the lot comes with a bar and if your playables tend bar there this may cause horrible problems with "met self" memories. There's a fix for that at MATY, the drama fix hack. Don't play without it if you use the lot as a business!

lot size: 5x6
lot price: 105,897

cc by me
wood recolour of Maxis two story simply round colum

credits for included cc
tile wall and floors

quart of grass, two sizes

Holy Smoke stairs in brown
retro patio shade

globetrotter campingarea. Here I've used the tent version, but there's a drivable version, too.

Holy Simoly
wall-mounted surfboards
wall-mounted sofa
seaside retreat window and door recolours
seaside retreat weathered panelling

resplendant garden flowers

sittable rock
birch shrubs, 2 sizes


old tire swing
folded umbrella

buyable water

credits for cc shown but neither included nor needed
trash cans

have fun :D

aditional credits
All the generous and creative people who spend their time and talent to make this game much more than it could ever have been otherwise.
Tags: #swimable, #beach, #pier, #bar, #kiosk, #playground

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Beach Lot

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 2 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 5.62 MB · Downloads: 1,680 · 22nd Sep 2009
5.62 MB 1,680 22nd Sep 2009
beach with pier.rar | Old file! Do not download, get the updated file instead.

Size: 680.2 KB · Downloads: 833 · 15th Mar 2009
680.2 KB 833 15th Mar 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
Need more information?
11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 8:06 PM
i cant wait to fry my wieners on that pier :D


Head Of Staff @ LivingSims Magazine

Interested In Working At LivingSims ? Then Check This Out

Check Out My Sims 3 Houses @SimsArtGallery
Forum Resident
#3 Old 29th Oct 2008 at 1:18 AM
Awesome lot!
Thanks for sharing!

"If you suspect you won't like the answer, then don't make the question"
Test Subject
#4 Old 29th Oct 2008 at 6:50 PM
Cannot wait to take some of my simmies to the beach! This lot looks great!
#5 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 11:18 AM
That lot is really a great addition to the game. I like especially how you designed the pier! Thank you.
Mad Poster
#6 Old 16th Mar 2009 at 8:47 AM
Awesome work ! Thank you so much for sharing
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 2:07 AM
Thank you, Looks great
Lab Assistant
21st Sep 2009 at 2:49 AM Last edited by voodoomonkey : 21st Sep 2009 at 6:27 PM.
This message has been deleted by voodoomonkey. Reason: This is so unbelievably frustrating. I can't reach the Globe Trotter Camping Area. It says that no active MTS login was locat
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 21st Sep 2009 at 10:32 AM
voodoomonkey, thanks for letting me know about the broken link. It's been updated now.

for more of my lots check out my blog:
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 1:18 PM
The lot's undergone a major overhaul now. See the main text for a description.

for more of my lots check out my blog:
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 23rd Sep 2009 at 8:48 PM
=D Was updated on my birthday! Thanks so much smmi ^.^

Oh my God the noobs are coming!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#11 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 7:09 PM
My WinRAR says that the file is corrupt.