Gelato Beach is a pink sand beach resort location on Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine and is located on the stomach part of the dolphin shaped island, east of Sirena Beach. Its name is derived from gelato, Italian ice cream. It is the largest and sunniest beach on Isle Delfino and also the resting place of the legendary Sand Bird egg, which is located inside the Shine Tower; a large stone building in the center of the beach. Large mirrors have been installed around the tower that reflect sunlight at the egg to keep it warm until it hatches. According to a local Pianta, this has been going on for a century. Gelato Beach and Pinna Park are the only levels that are not covered in goop.
Gelato Beach is a large beach with a number of huts and trees. Cataquacks roam the sandy areas, with blue Cataquacks on episodes 1, 2 and 4, and red Cataquacks on episodes 5-8. Many Dune Buds are placed around the beach, and spraying them will make the area below them pop out in a sand sculpture-like shape.
The player starts on a small island just off the coast of the beach. Behind that island is another island with tall palm trees and a swing attached to one of them, which will help the player reach a blue coin. A Turbo Nozzle can also be found here if it is unlocked. Directly ahead of where the player starts is a hut with several pieces of fruit in it. To the left of the hut are a group of trees with one of the tower's mirrors in the center. From the center of the beach and facing the tower, there is a sandy area followed by long path to a central Amphitheatre area ahead, a fruit cabana to the left, and a peninsula to the back. Beyond the Amphitheatre is a long, broken path with many tightropes above it. Behind the fruit cabana is a coral reef where Episode 6 takes place. Also during Episode 6, Yoshi can be found on the peninsula.
Blue Coin locations
Gelato Beach shares the same musical theme with Ricco Harbor, Delfino Plaza and Bianco Hills. Just like the music in Ricco Harbor and Bianco Hills, Gelato Beach's theme is an arrangement of the A-major Delfino Plaza theme in the key of C major. However, Gelato Beach's music is arranged in the style of Trinidadian calypso, with prominent saxophone and steel drum instrumentation. It was composed by Koji Kondo.
The isle's largest beach sprawls under perfect blue skies. Have a swim, enjoy a famous smoothie, and bask in the glow of the Shine Tower.
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