The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Seashell Collecting


Once you complete the Life Dreams and Legacies Quest you will be able to use orbs to build the Beach, once the Beach is built one of your toddler or preteen sims will be able to complete this hobby by clicking on the seashells washed up on the beach:


This is my least favourite hobby, just because you have to do this at different times of the day to find all the shells, the night ones are the worst as night starts at midnight! I will not be doing this hobby again.

You have to come back at different times of the day to find all the shells:

  • Night- 10 minutes (between 12am- 6 am)
  • Dawn- 1 hour (between 6am- 12pm)
  • Noon- 2 hours (between 12pm-6pm)
  • Dusk- 3 hours (between 6pm-12am)

Each option will unlock two rows of shells in the hobby collection:

  • Midnight Ark
  • Starlight Sea Snail
  • Blue Moon Scallop
  • Mystical Limpet
  • The Speaking Conch
  • Panther Black Cowry

BETWEEN 12am – 6am

  • Sunrise Venus
  • Early Bird Paper Nautilus
  • Creeping Dawn Scallop
  • Twilight Periwinkle
  • Horn of Daybreak
  • Speckled Cowry

BETWEEN 6am – 12pm

  • Brightest Venus
  • Sunskissed Sea Snail
  • Midday Scallop
  • Golden Tibia
  • Magic Conch
  • Freckled Cowry

BETWEEN 12pm – 6pm

  • Crested Sun Clam
  • Sunset Spiral
  • Sundown Scallop
  • Days End Cone
  • Falling Golden Sky
  • Tigerstriped Cowry

BETWEEN 6pm – 12am

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the seashell collectibles in that row. You still level up in this hobby but the hobby level up percentage isn’t important as the seashell collectibles don’t unlock depending on your level, you just have to go back at different times of the day to find all the shells.

The table below shows you the level up reward that your sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Amateur Beachcomber
2 Competent Comber 250XP
3 Avid Shell Collector 500XP
4 Hermit Crab Evictor S750
5 Conchologist 10,000 Town Value
6 Lord of the Conch 1LP

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed seashell collecting collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 24 of the collectibles

The rewards for completing this collection are earrings, hats and 6LP:

  • The first time you complete the seashell collecting hobby you unlock earrings for female preteens (found in the store under accessories, once purchased they can be found in the wardrobe under accessories) and hats for female and male toddlers and male preteens (found in the wardrobe under hats)


  • From the second time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 6LP

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

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28 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Seashell Collecting

  1. I hate this hobby! It’s the only one I am yet to complete because of the different time requirements.

    • I like collecting seashells in real life too! I want my favourite preteen to start this hobby as soon as I have built the beach. ☆★♡♥

  2. Once the beach has been built, how many sims can you have doing this hobby at one time? I love your blog so much and use it everytime I start something new!

  3. Seashell collecting sounded cool until i read the post, im thinking i might not waste my time. Unless, there are events that will require this hobby later, are there?

  4. OMG I had no idea you had to collect at different times!! It’s been taking me forever and so I finally came here bc I knew you would have the info!! Now I know!! Thanks!

  5. Hey! I just wanted to notify you that I also got hats for preteens and male toddlers.
    Thanks for writing this blog btw!

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