|First appearance||Super Mario Sunshine (2002)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)|
|Greater location||Isle Delfino|
|Inhabitants||Cataquacks, Cheep-Cheeps, Piantas, Nokis|
- “Isle Delfino is often referred to as a slice of paradise on earth. And Gelato Beach? Why, it's its most sun-kissed shore! All of the local Piantas and Nokis just love to have festivals here!”
- —Noki, Super Mario Sunshine
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, a type of Italian-style 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.
Dune Bud Sand Castle Secret
|This episode's objective is to go through a secret course revealed by spraying a Dune Bud.|
Mirror Madness! Tilt, Slam, Bam!
|This episode's objective is to defeat the Plungelos on the mirrors.|
Wiggler Ahoy! Full Steam Ahead!
|This episode's objective is to defeat Wiggler.|
The Sand Bird is Born
|This episode's objective is to ride the Sand Bird and collect the red coins.|
Il Piantissimo's Sand Sprint
|This episode's objective is to race against Il Piantissimo.|
Red Coins in the Coral Reef
|This episode's objective is to collect red coins in the coral reef.|
It's Shadow Mario! After Him!
|This episode's objective is to defeat Shadow Mario as he runs around Gelato Beach.|
The Watermelon Festival
|This episode's objective is to push a large watermelon to the fruit cabana.|
Red Coins in the Sand Castle
|This episode's objective is to collect the red coins in the Dune Bud Sand Castle Secret.|
Sandy Shine Sprite
|This episode's objective is to find the Shine Sprite in a hidden staircase within a Dune Bud.|
Blue Coin locations
|1||All (Except for Episode 3)||Obtained by spraying a hidden brown marking on the beach near the Sand Cabana.|
|2||All (Except for Episode 3)||Obtained by spraying a hidden brown marking on the beach around halfway between the Sand Cabana and the peninsula.|
|3||All (Except for Episode 3)||Obtained by spraying a hidden brown marking on the beach near the Surf Cabana.|
|4||Episodes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8||Obtained by spraying a hidden brown marking on the peninsula.|
|5||Episodes 1, 2, and 4||Obtained by spraying and jumping on the single red Cataquack on the beach.|
|6||All||Obtained by spraying the corresponding Triangle Graffiti on walls on opposite sides of the beach.|
|7||All||Same as Blue Coin 6.|
|8||All||On the center of the ceiling in the Sand Cabana.|
|9||All||In the pathway of the water-powered swing on the island off the shore of the beach.|
|10||All||On the big palm tree supporting the swing on the island.|
|11||All (Except Episode 5)||Underwater, far off the shore of the island.|
|12||All (Except Episode 5)||Underwater, between the island and the coral reef.|
|13||All (Except Episode 5)||Following a school of fish near Blue Coin 12.|
|14||All (Except Episode 5)||Following a school of fish near the coral reef.|
|15||All||Underneath the pier behind the Surf Cabana.|
|16||All||Obtained by spraying graffiti on a small cliff area next to the Sand Cabana.|
|17||All||Between two walls up a hill on the Surf Cabana side of the beach. It can be reached by falling from the tightropes area.|
|18||Episode 4||On top of a cloud in the Sand Bird Area.|
|19||Episode 4||Same as Blue Coin 18, but a little higher up.|
|20||Episode 4||Same as Blue Coin 19, but a little higher up.|
|21||Episode 4||Same as Blue Coin 20, but near the top.|
|22||Episode 6 (Yoshi Required)||Hidden under a Dune Bud covered in an Orange Juice Generator next to the Sand Cabana. Use Yoshi to spray this goop and spray the Dune Bud itself to reveal the blue coin.|
|23||All||Spray the blue bird that perches on the tightrope in the cliff area above the beach.|
|24||All||Same as Blue Coin 23.|
|25||All (Rocket Nozzle Required)||Floating high above a hut next to the Shine Tower.|
|26||All||On top of a pole connected to a tightrope in the cliff area next to the beach, on the Sand Cabana side.|
|27||All||Floating above the highest tightrope on the Surf Cabana side of the beach.|
|28||All||Obtained by dropping any fruit into the juicer on the roof of the Surf Cabana.|
|29||Episode 6 (Yoshi Required)||Use Yoshi to spray the beehive under the hut next to the Shine Tower and eat all of the bees.|
|30||Episodes 5-8||Obtained by defeating the single blue Cataquack sleeping on the tree next to the Shine Tower.|
- Sand Cabana
- Sand Cabana
- In a grassy patch on the beach, under a tree.
- Found by spraying it out of a coconut tree.
- Directly to the right of the Sand Cabana.
- On a tiny gorge on the easternmost side of the beach.
- On a small cliff southeast of the Shine Tower. It is available beginning in Episode 5.
- On the small island southeast of the rest of the beach.
- On a cliff west of the Shine Tower. It is available beginning in Episode 4.
- Main article: Isle Delfino (theme)
The "Gelato Beach" theme is an arrangement of the "Isle Delfino" theme in the key of C major, similar to the themes of Bianco Hills and Ricco Harbor. 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.
| Gelato Beach - The arrangement heard in Super Mario Sunshine||File info|
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.
Names in other languages
|Mamma Beach; from "mamma" (meaning "mother"), a term often associated with Italian cuisine in Japanese|
|French||Gelato-les-Flots||Gelato-the-Waves; possibly a pun on the actual French city Palavas-les-Flots.|
|German||Playa del Sol||Spanish for Sun Beach|
|Italian||Lido Raggiante||Radiant Beach|
|Spanish||Playa Gelato||Gelato Beach|
- Gelato Beach, Pianta Village, and Delfino Plaza are the only places that contain a hidden picture of a Shine Sprite that releases a secret Shine Sprite when sprayed with water.
- One of the photos in the Super Mario Sunshine end credits shows Mario, Toad and Yellow Toad swimming through the coral reef from episode 6.
- In the E3 2002 trailer, Gelato Beach was shown to be covered in electric goop that acted like common goop, but it was removed for unknown reasons.
- Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 53.
- Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 55.