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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Seashell Collecting


This is a post about the seashell collecting hobby! I will tell you a little bit about how to do the hobby and the rewards you can get from it.

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.

Who can collect shells?

Toddlers and Preteens

How can you collect shells?

Once you have built the beach, you can click on the pile of shells that wash up at the beach


Where can you collect shells?

At the beach

What are the seashell collecting options?

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)

What are the seashell collecting levels?

  1. Amateur Beach Comber
  2. Competent Comber
  3. Avid Shell Collector
  4. Hermit Crab Evictor
  5. Conchologist
  6. Lord of the Conch

What shells are there to collect?




  • Noon Shells– Brightest Venus, Sunskissed Sea Snail, Midday Scallop, Golden Tibia, Magic Conch, Freckled Cowry
  • Night– Midnight Ark, Starlight Sea Snail, Blue Moon Scallop, Mystical Limpet, The Speaking Conch, Panther Black Cowry
  • Dusk– Crested Sun Clam, Sunset Spiral, Sundown Scallop, Days End Cone, Falling Golden Sky, Tigerstriped Cowry
  • Dawn– Sunrise Venus, Early Bird Paper Nautilus, Creeping Dawn Scallop, Twilight Periwinkle, Horn of Daybreak, Speckled Cowry


What do you win?

First time you unlock earrings for preteens (found in the store under accessories) and hats for toddlers (found in the wardrobe under hats)

Further times you receive 6LPs.

I can’t find one of the shells, any tips?

The only advice I can really give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random.

Is it worth using the lucky spin?

I would say no, it doesn’t give you one that you need it just gives you one at random so really it is probably just a waste of LPs

How do I start the collection again?

Once you have finished the collection you can click start a new collection on the list to start over.

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

I hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!



Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 22 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

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

  1. Thank you so much! I’ve been trying to collect the orbs to build the beach just

  2. I love this page

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  6. It also is the quickest way for me to make LPs

  7. Is anyone having a problem collecting new shells? I have not found anything new in weeks.

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

  9. This is probably my favourite hobby! Because I also like to collect seashells! ❤️

    • 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. ☆★♡♥

  10. 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!

  11. Thanks, it was driving me crazy not knowing the times. I really appreciate your info.

  12. How do I get the Pirates quest to come up on the sims freeplay

  13. 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?

  14. Where is the beach on sims freeplay?

  15. 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!

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