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|Location = [[Delmarva]], USA
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* [[Steven Universe (character)|Steven Universe]]
 
* [[Steven Universe (character)|Steven Universe]]
 
* [[Rose Quartz]] (formerly)
 
* [[Rose Quartz]] (formerly)
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* [[Pearl]]
 
* [[Pearl]]
 
* [[Amethyst]]
 
* [[Amethyst]]
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* [[Peridot]]
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* [[Lapis Lazuli]]
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* [[Bismuth (character)|Bismuth]]
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* [[Nanefua Pizza]] (mayor)
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* [[Bill Dewey]] (former mayor)
 
* [[Dante and Martha Barriga#Dante|Dante Barriga]]
 
* [[Dante and Martha Barriga#Dante|Dante Barriga]]
 
* [[Dante and Martha Barriga#Martha|Martha Barriga]]
 
* [[Dante and Martha Barriga#Martha|Martha Barriga]]
* [[Lars Barriga]] (formerly)
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* [[Lars Barriga]]
 
* [[Sadie Miller]]
 
* [[Sadie Miller]]
 
* [[Mr. Fryman]]
 
* [[Mr. Fryman]]
* [[Jamie]]
 
 
* [[Peedee Fryman]]
 
* [[Peedee Fryman]]
 
* [[Ronaldo Fryman]]
 
* [[Ronaldo Fryman]]
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* [[Jamie]]
 
* [[Kofi Pizza]]
 
* [[Kofi Pizza]]
 
* [[Kiki Pizza]]
 
* [[Kiki Pizza]]
* [[Harold Smiley]]
 
* [[Nanefua Pizza]]
 
 
* [[Jenny Pizza]]
 
* [[Jenny Pizza]]
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* [[Harold Smiley]]
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* [[Vidalia]]
 
* [[Yellowtail]]
 
* [[Yellowtail]]
 
* [[Sour Cream]]
 
* [[Sour Cream]]
 
* [[Onion]]
 
* [[Onion]]
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* [[Buck Dewey]]
 
* [[Minor Characters/Humans#William Buford Buchanan|William Buford Buchanan]] (formerly)
 
* [[Minor Characters/Humans#William Buford Buchanan|William Buford Buchanan]] (formerly)
 
* [[Buddy Buddwick]] (formerly)
 
* [[Buddy Buddwick]] (formerly)
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* [[Minor Characters/Humans#Suitcase Sam|Suitcase Sam]]
 
* [[Minor Characters/Humans#Suitcase Sam|Suitcase Sam]]
 
* [[Barbara Miller]]
 
* [[Barbara Miller]]
* [[Bill Dewey]]
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* [[Padparadscha]]
* [[Buck Dewey]]
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* [[Rhodonite]]
* [[Vidalia]]
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* [[Rutile Twins]]
* [[Peridot]]
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* [[Fluorite]]
* [[Lapis Lazuli]] (formerly)
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* [[Biggs Jasper]]
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* [[Snowflake Obsidian]]
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* [[Ocean Jasper]]
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* [[Earth Beetle]]
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* [[Heaven Beetle]]
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* [[Larimar]]
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*[[Pink Pearl]]
 
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|FirstAppearance = "[[Pilot]]" <br> "[[Gem Glow]]" (main series)
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|FirstAppearance = "[[Pilot]]"<br />"[[Gem Glow]]" (main series)
|LatestAppearance = "[[The Big Show]]"
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|LatestAppearance = "[[Prickly Pair]]"
|Location = [[Delmarva]], USA}}'''Beach City''' is the primary location of ''[[Steven Universe (TV series)|Steven Universe]]''. It is situated in Beach County<ref>[[Joking Victim]] <br> Mayor Dewey: ''"As Mayor, I'm proud to unveil this, the largest bowl of ice cream in Beach County!"''</ref> in the fictional state of [[Delmarva]], in the 443 area code, in the Eastern United States.
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}}'''Beach City''' is the primary location of ''[[Steven Universe (TV series)|Steven Universe]] ''and'' [[Steven Universe Future]]''. It is situated in Beach County<ref>"[[Joking Victim]]" - Mayor Dewey: "As Mayor, I'm proud to unveil this, the largest bowl of ice cream in Beach County!"</ref> in the fictional state of [[Delmarva]], in the 443 area code, in the Eastern United States.
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
It would appear that the [[Crystal Gems]] have resided in Beach City before when [[Bill Dewey|Bill Dewey's]] great-great-great-great grandfather, [[Minor Characters/Humans#William Dewey|Captain William Dewey]], founded Beach City nearly 200 years ago. After many months out at sea, the Crystal Gems, as messengers of [[Rose Quartz]], came across William Dewey's ship and warned the captain and crew to turn back, as the land that would soon be known as Beach City was dangerous and not safe for humans. William Dewey, after an incident with the mast of his ship, drifted across the sea until he and his crew encountered a massive storm and [[Minor Characters/Corrupted Gems#Unknown Giant Gem Monster|a giant Gem Monster]]. The ship was saved from being sunk after a [[Unknown Fusion Gem|four-armed gem fusion]] saved William Dewey and the ship. She brought Dewey and the ship to shore and told the captain not to reside on the land. William Dewey chose to stay on the land, and the [[Fusion Gems|Fusion]] accepted William's decision and informed him that she would most likely interfere again.<ref>[[Historical Friction]]</ref> The Crystal Gems continue to reside in Beach City where they watch over and protect its inhabitants from danger and evil.
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It would appear that the [[Crystal Gems]] have resided in Beach City before [[Bill Dewey|Bill Dewey's]] great-great-great-great grandfather, [[Minor Characters/Humans#William Dewey|Captain William Dewey]], founded Beach City nearly 200 years ago. After many months out at sea, the Crystal Gems, as messengers of [[Rose Quartz]], came across William Dewey's ship and warned the captain and crew to turn back, as the land that would soon be known as Beach City was dangerous and not safe for humans. William Dewey, after an incident with the mast of his ship, drifted across the sea until he and his crew encountered a massive storm and [[Minor Characters/Corrupted Gems#Unknown Giant Gem Monster|a giant Gem Monster]]. The ship was saved from being sunk after a Crystal Gem fusion ([[Obsidian (Rose fusion)|Obsidian]])<ref name="johnston">[[Joe Johnston]] on [http://joethejohnston.tumblr.com/post/182249872203/is-obsidian-the-giant-fusion-from-the-tale-of Tumblr]</ref> saved William Dewey and the ship. She brought Dewey and the ship to shore and told the captain not to reside on the land. William Dewey chose to stay on the land, and the [[Fusion Gems|Fusion]] accepted William's decision and informed him that she would most likely interfere again.<ref>"[[Historical Friction]]"</ref> The Crystal Gems continue to reside in Beach City where they watch over and protect its inhabitants from danger and evil.
   
 
The entire city was evacuated during "[[The Return]]", due to the impending arrival of a [[Gem Homeworld|Homeworld]] [[Gem Warship]]. A large chunk is missing from the hill on which the Lighthouse and Crystal Temple are situated, due to the explosion made when the ship crashed into the hill. Beach City's inhabitants returned during "[[Full Disclosure]]".
 
The entire city was evacuated during "[[The Return]]", due to the impending arrival of a [[Gem Homeworld|Homeworld]] [[Gem Warship]]. A large chunk is missing from the hill on which the Lighthouse and Crystal Temple are situated, due to the explosion made when the ship crashed into the hill. Beach City's inhabitants returned during "[[Full Disclosure]]".
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The entire city was attacked by [[Spinel's Injector]] in order to destroy Earth. She wanted to kill [[Steven Universe (character)|Steven]] instead of the Earth before the middle part of ''[[Steven Universe: The Movie]]''. The population of Beach City was then evacuated to [[Little Homeworld]] ''(before the last part of Steven Universe: The Movie)'' with the city itself later being rebuilt from the ''[[Spinel|Spinel's]] Injector's Poison''. 
   
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
 
* [[Aqua-Mexican]] - Former restaurant; closed 5 years prior to the start of the series.
 
* [[Aqua-Mexican]] - Former restaurant; closed 5 years prior to the start of the series.
* Beach City Bikes - Located between the Ocean Inn and the Original Crab Shack.<ref name="OnionFriend">[[Onion Friend]]</ref>
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* [[Barriga Residence]] - Home to Lars, Dante, and Martha.
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* Beach City Bikes - Located between the Ocean Inn and the Original Crab Shack.<ref name="OnionFriend">"[[Onion Friend]]"</ref>
 
* Beach City Boardwalk - A boardwalk where the restaurants and stands connect in adjacency and can be accessed by the public.
 
* Beach City Boardwalk - A boardwalk where the restaurants and stands connect in adjacency and can be accessed by the public.
 
* [[Beach City Funland]] - Amusement park operated by Mr. Smiley.
 
* [[Beach City Funland]] - Amusement park operated by Mr. Smiley.
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* Beach City Theater - A movie theater showing [[Dogcopter 3]], seen in "[[Lion 2: The Movie]]".
 
* Beach City Theater - A movie theater showing [[Dogcopter 3]], seen in "[[Lion 2: The Movie]]".
 
* [[Water Tower|Beach City Water Tower]] - A water tower up on the hill.
 
* [[Water Tower|Beach City Water Tower]] - A water tower up on the hill.
* Beach City Visitor Center - A visitor center in the southwest corner of Beach City.<ref name=":0">[[:File:SU-Beach_City_Map.jpg]]</ref>
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* Beach City Visitor Center - A visitor center in the southwest corner of Beach City.<ref name=":0">[[:File:SU-Beach City Map.jpg]]</ref>
 
* [[Beach Citywalk Fries]] - The Fryman family business. Located between Fish Stew Pizza and Beach City Funland.
 
* [[Beach Citywalk Fries]] - The Fryman family business. Located between Fish Stew Pizza and Beach City Funland.
* [[Big Donut]] - A donut shop; Lars and Sadie's place of work.
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* Beach City Renaissance Faire - TBA
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* [[Big Donut]] - A donut shop; formerly Lars and Sadie's place of work and currently Bill Dewey's.
 
* [[Buddwick Public Library]] - Founded by the renowned author, [[Buddy Buddwick]].
 
* [[Buddwick Public Library]] - Founded by the renowned author, [[Buddy Buddwick]].
 
* [[Minor Locations#Classic Thyme|Classic Thyme]] - A "Kitchen Shoppe" seen next to Suitcase Sam's.
 
* [[Minor Locations#Classic Thyme|Classic Thyme]] - A "Kitchen Shoppe" seen next to Suitcase Sam's.
 
* Cone 'N' Son - Presumably an ice cream parlor, located between Beach City Visitor Center and the Funland Arcade.<ref name=":0" />
 
* Cone 'N' Son - Presumably an ice cream parlor, located between Beach City Visitor Center and the Funland Arcade.<ref name=":0" />
 
* [[The Crab Shack]] - A fancy restaurant where the Maheswarans and the Universes meet in "[[Fusion Cuisine]]".
 
* [[The Crab Shack]] - A fancy restaurant where the Maheswarans and the Universes meet in "[[Fusion Cuisine]]".
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* [[The Lighthouse]] or Beach City Lighthouse<ref name=":0" /> - The HQ for Ronaldo's conspiracies which overlooks the town, located on top of the head of the Temple.
 
* The Original Crab Shack - Another restaurant with a similar name to the Crab Shack, located across the street from Beach City Bikes.<ref name="OnionFriend" />
 
* The Original Crab Shack - Another restaurant with a similar name to the Crab Shack, located across the street from Beach City Bikes.<ref name="OnionFriend" />
 
* [[Minor Locations#Danny's|Danny's]] - Candy store seen while Steven sits atop the float during the Beach City annual parade.
 
* [[Minor Locations#Danny's|Danny's]] - Candy store seen while Steven sits atop the float during the Beach City annual parade.
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* Everything Buffet - Former restaurant, located where Suitcase Sam's is now; closed years ago when Kofi and Mr. Fryman ran it out of town.
 
* Everything Buffet - Former restaurant, located where Suitcase Sam's is now; closed years ago when Kofi and Mr. Fryman ran it out of town.
 
* [[Fish Stew Pizza]] - Pizzeria run by Kofi, Jenny, Kiki, and Nanefua Pizza.
 
* [[Fish Stew Pizza]] - Pizzeria run by Kofi, Jenny, Kiki, and Nanefua Pizza.
* The Gift Shark - seen in "Joking Victim". A statue of Mayor Dewey is in front.
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* The Gift Shark - seen in "Joking Victim". A statue of Mayor Dewey is in front.[[File:Arcade Mania Background 9.jpg|thumb|Shot of Beach City]]
* [[It's a Wash]] - A car wash owned by Greg Universe.
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* [[It's a Wash]] - A car wash owned by [[Greg Universe]].
* The Mayor's House - Presumably the home of Beach City's mayor, formerly Bill Dewey, now presumebly Nanefua Pizza.<ref name=":0" />
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* The Mayor's House - Presumably the home of Beach City's mayor, formerly Bill Dewey, now presumably Nanefua Pizza.<ref name=":0" />
* [[Miller Residence|The Miller Residence]] - Home to Sadie Miller and her mother, Barbara Miller.
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* [[Miller Residence]] - Home to [[Sadie Miller]] and her mother, [[Barbara Miller]].
 
* Miroslaw's Jewelers - A store next door to the Beach City Theater.
 
* Miroslaw's Jewelers - A store next door to the Beach City Theater.
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* Museum of Extraterrestrial Science and Technology - TBA
 
* Ocean Inn - Located between the Original Crab Shack and Onion's House.<ref name="OnionFriend" />
 
* Ocean Inn - Located between the Original Crab Shack and Onion's House.<ref name="OnionFriend" />
* [[Onion's House]] - Home to Onion, Sour Cream, Vidalia, and Yellowtail.
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* [[Onion's House]] - Home to [[Onion]], [[Sour Cream]], [[Vidalia]], and [[Yellowtail]].
* [[Lars' House]] - Home to Lars, Dante, and Martha.
 
* [[The Lighthouse]] or Beach City Lighthouse<ref name=":0" /> - The HQ for Ronaldo's conspiracies which overlooks the town.
 
 
* Seafood and Eat It! - A seafood restaurant that is seen in "Watermelon Steven".
 
* Seafood and Eat It! - A seafood restaurant that is seen in "Watermelon Steven".
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* [[Spacetries]] - A new pastry shop owned by Lars.
 
* Sports R Cool - A store next door to the Beach City Theater.
 
* Sports R Cool - A store next door to the Beach City Theater.
 
* Suitcase Sam's - A luggage store that Onion visits in "[[Onion Trade]]".
 
* Suitcase Sam's - A luggage store that Onion visits in "[[Onion Trade]]".
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* [[Minor Locations#Wiener in Hand|Wiener in Hand]] - A hot dog stand in Beach City Funland.
 
* [[Minor Locations#Wiener in Hand|Wiener in Hand]] - A hot dog stand in Beach City Funland.
 
* Smile - An unknown establishment in front of Beach City Funland, as seen in "Onion Trade".
 
* Smile - An unknown establishment in front of Beach City Funland, as seen in "Onion Trade".
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[[File:Beach City Map.jpg|thumb|Map of Beach City]]
 
* Outside of town:
 
* Outside of town:
 
** [[Beach House]] - Steven's home.
 
** [[Beach House]] - Steven's home.
 
** [[Crystal Temple]] - Crystal Gem headquarters.
 
** [[Crystal Temple]] - Crystal Gem headquarters.
 
** [[Abandoned Warehouse]] - The unauthorized location of [[Beach City Underground Wrestling]], serves as a storage area for Mayor Dewey's campaign supplies (Printing shirts in "Shirt Club"), and sometimes the location of Sour Cream's raves. Located outside of town, near Brooding Hill.
 
** [[Abandoned Warehouse]] - The unauthorized location of [[Beach City Underground Wrestling]], serves as a storage area for Mayor Dewey's campaign supplies (Printing shirts in "Shirt Club"), and sometimes the location of Sour Cream's raves. Located outside of town, near Brooding Hill.
** [[The Barn]] - A barn that holds [[Greg Universe|Greg's]] late aunt and uncle's aeronautic equipment. Lapis Lazuli and Peridot used to live there together until Lapis Lazuli fled Earth and took The Barn with her.
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** [[The Barn]] - A barn that holds Greg's late aunt and uncle's aeronautic equipment. Lapis Lazuli and Peridot used to live there together until Lapis Lazuli threw it at [[Blue Diamond]] in "[[Reunited]]".
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*** Corn field - TBA
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*** [[Monster Lizard Gem]] Bunker - TBA
 
** [[Brooding Hill]] - A cliff found on the opposite side of Beach City and the Crystal Temple.
 
** [[Brooding Hill]] - A cliff found on the opposite side of Beach City and the Crystal Temple.
** [[Dead Man's Mouth]] - A flooded abandoned quarry used as a swimming hole, once taken over by Rose Quartz's moss.
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** [[Dead Man's Mouth]] - A flooded abandoned quarry used as a swimming hole, once taken over by [[Magic Moss|Rose Quartz's moss]].
** [[Minor Locations#Mini Golf Course|Mini Golf Course]] - A golf course outside of the town.
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** [[Minor Locations#Mini Golf Course|Mini-Golf Course]] - A golf course outside of the town.
** [[Beach City Woods|Forest]] - A large forest near Beach City.
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** [[Beach City Woods]] - A huge forest near Beach City.
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** [[Little Homeworld]] - A small village made by and for the formerly [[Corrupted Gems]].
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* In "[[Steven and the Stevens (episode)|Steven and the Stevens]]", Greg jokingly tells Steven that the population is "like 15 people", despite its status as a "city".
 
* In "[[Steven and the Stevens (episode)|Steven and the Stevens]]", Greg jokingly tells Steven that the population is "like 15 people", despite its status as a "city".
** Plenty of equally small cities exist in the US and Canada, such as [[wikipedia: Forest City, New Brunswick|Forest City, New Brunswick]] (pop. 12).
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** Plenty of equally small cities exist in the U.S. and Canada, such as [[wikipedia: Forest City, New Brunswick|Forest City, New Brunswick]] (pop. 12).
 
** Of the three beachside resorts which inspired Beach City, Dewey Beach has a little over 300 permanent residents, and Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach only have a little over 1000 permanent residents each.
 
** Of the three beachside resorts which inspired Beach City, Dewey Beach has a little over 300 permanent residents, and Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach only have a little over 1000 permanent residents each.
** This is most likely an in-joke about how while Beach City has many people living in it, the show only introduces the audience to a select cast of a relative few characters.
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** This is most likely an in-joke about how while Beach City has many people living in it, the show only introduces the audience to a select cast of relatively few characters.
** In "[[Dewey Wins]] ", Mayor Dewey exclaims "12 people? That's half the town!", making the population of Beach City approximately 24.
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** In "[[Dewey Wins]]", Mayor Dewey exclaims "12 people? That's half the town!", making the population of Beach City approximately 24.
* Ronaldo stated on his [http://keepbeachcityweird.tumblr.com/post/66943809804/a-fish-called-weird blog] that Beach City is in Delmarva, which is a peninsula of Delaware, parts of Maryland, and parts of Virginia. He also states that "[[DelmarvaCon]]" is held over in "Charm City" every summer. Charm City is a nickname of real-life city Baltimore in Maryland.
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* Ronaldo stated on his [http://keepbeachcityweird.tumblr.com/post/66943809804/a-fish-called-weird blog] that Beach City is in Delmarva, which is a peninsula of Delaware, parts of Maryland, and parts of Virginia. He also states that "[[DelmarvaCon]]" is held over in "Charm City" every summer. Charm City is also a nickname of real-life city Baltimore in Maryland.
** According to Matt Burnett, Beach City is located in the state of Delmarva, which is the show's version of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. He also confirms that it is a play off of [[wikipedia: Ocean City, Maryland|Ocean City, Maryland]].
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** According to [[Matt Burnett]], Beach City is located in the state of Delmarva, which is the show's version of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. He also confirms that it is a play off of [[Wikipedia:Ocean City, Maryland|Ocean City, Maryland]].
 
* During "[[Jail Break]]", the view from the ship's window during the crash landing would support a location in the eastern states.
 
* During "[[Jail Break]]", the view from the ship's window during the crash landing would support a location in the eastern states.
 
** However, due to Steven Universe being set in an alternate earth influenced by Gems, Rebecca Sugar stated that Delmarva is its own state within the show's universe.<ref>http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2e4gmx/i_am_rebecca_sugar_creator_of_steven_universe_and/cjw4mo6</ref>
 
** However, due to Steven Universe being set in an alternate earth influenced by Gems, Rebecca Sugar stated that Delmarva is its own state within the show's universe.<ref>http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2e4gmx/i_am_rebecca_sugar_creator_of_steven_universe_and/cjw4mo6</ref>
* Steven Sugar had stated that Beach City was inspired by the beaches he and his sister, Rebecca, visited when they were young. He says that there are "not-so-subtle" references in Beach City to [[wikipedia: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware|Rehoboth Beach]], [[wikipedia:Bethany Beach, Delaware|Bethany Beach]], and [[wikipedia:Dewey Beach, Delaware|Dewey Beach]];<ref>http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/steven-universe-creator-rebecca-sugar-is-an-idealistic-trailblazer/2013/11/01/fe622da2-4338-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html</ref> all of which are located in Delaware.
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* Steven Sugar had stated that Beach City was inspired by the beaches he and his sister, Rebecca, visited when they were young. He says that there are "not-so-subtle" references in Beach City to [[Wikipedia: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware|Rehoboth Beach]], [[Wikipedia:Bethany Beach, Delaware|Bethany Beach]], and [[Wikipedia:Dewey Beach, Delaware|Dewey Beach]];<ref>http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/steven-universe-creator-rebecca-sugar-is-an-idealistic-trailblazer/2013/11/01/fe622da2-4338-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html</ref> all of which are located in Delaware.
 
** In the real Rehoboth Beach, there is a candy store called Dolle's Candyland<ref>Dolle's Candyland - Ibach's Candy By The Sea - http://www.dolles-ibachs.com/</ref> which is parodied as Danny's in ''Steven Universe'', a restaurant called Bricker's Famous French Fries which has a french fry mascot,<ref>Bricker's Famous French Fries - Locations - http://www.brickersfries.com/locations.html</ref> and Funland is an actual amusement park for children.<ref>Funland Hoboth - https://www.funlandrehoboth.com/</ref>
 
** In the real Rehoboth Beach, there is a candy store called Dolle's Candyland<ref>Dolle's Candyland - Ibach's Candy By The Sea - http://www.dolles-ibachs.com/</ref> which is parodied as Danny's in ''Steven Universe'', a restaurant called Bricker's Famous French Fries which has a french fry mascot,<ref>Bricker's Famous French Fries - Locations - http://www.brickersfries.com/locations.html</ref> and Funland is an actual amusement park for children.<ref>Funland Hoboth - https://www.funlandrehoboth.com/</ref>
 
** Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Dewey Beach are all in Sussex County, Delaware in real life.
 
** Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Dewey Beach are all in Sussex County, Delaware in real life.
** The [[wikipedia:Area codes 410, 443, and 667|area code 443]] is actually an overlay area code for Eastern Maryland which went into service July 1, 1997, on top of the 410 area code which split off from Maryland's original area code, 301, on October 6, 1991. A new overlay area code for the same area as the 443 area code, 667, was implemented on March 24, 2012. 301 and 302 (Delaware's area code) are two of the original 86 [[wikipedia: List of original NANP area codes|area codes]] that were created in 1947 by AT&T.
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** The [[Wikipedia:Area codes 410, 443, and 667|area code 443]] is actually an overlay area code for Eastern Maryland which went into service July 1, 1997, on top of the 410 area code which split off from Maryland's original area code, 301, on October 6, 1991. A new overlay area code for the same area as the 443 area code, 667, was implemented on March 24, 2012. 301 and 302 (Delaware's area code) are two of the original 86 [[Wikipedia:List of original NANP area codes|area codes]] that were created in 1947 by AT&T.
** The idea of a settlement located on a causeway leading from the mainland to a rocky outcrop, is shared with many real life examples throughout the world, including Llandudno in North Wales, and Calpe in Spain.
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* According to Matt Burnett, Lars, Sadie, Ronaldo, and the Cool Kids are a mix of various ages, ranging from early teens to young adults.<ref>https://twitter.com/mcburnett/status/621716453440356352</ref>
* According to Matt Burnett, Lars, Sadie, Ronaldo, and the Cool Kids are a mix of various ages, ranging from early teens to young adult.<ref>https://twitter.com/mcburnett/status/621716453440356352</ref>
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* According to the official map, the peninsula Beach City is on is facing eastwards, and is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean from the east and south, with [[Wikipedia: Rehoboth Bay|Rehoboth Bay]] north of it.
* According to the official map, the peninsula Beach City is on is facing eastwards, is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean from the east and south, with [[wikipedia: Rehoboth Bay|Rehoboth Bay]] north of it.
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** The road that leads out of Beach City (Beach City Highway) becomes [[Wikipedia:Delaware Route 1A|Delaware Route 1A]] (RT A1) and leads to [[Wikipedia:U.S. Route 13|U.S. Route 13]] and [[Wikipedia:Interstate 95|Interstate 95]].
** The road that leads out of Beach City (Beach City Highway) becomes [[wikipedia:Delaware Route 1A|Delaware Route 1A]] (RT A1) and leads to [[wikipedia:U.S. Route 13|U.S. Route 13]] and [[wikipedia:Interstate 95|Interstate 95]].
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** For some reason, South Park Street and North Park Street, around Dewey Park, are west and east of each other, respectively.
** For some reason, South Park Street and North Park Street, around Dewey Park, are west and east of each other, respectfully.
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* As said in "[[Sadie's Song]]", Beach City has a swim team called the "Beach City Seals".
* As said in "[[Sadie's Song]]", Beach City has a swim team called the ''"Beach City Seals"''.
 
   
 
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Beach City is the primary location of Steven Universe and Steven Universe Future. It is situated in Beach County[1] in the fictional state of Delmarva, in the 443 area code, in the Eastern United States.

History

It would appear that the Crystal Gems have resided in Beach City before Bill Dewey's great-great-great-great grandfather, Captain William Dewey, founded Beach City nearly 200 years ago. After many months out at sea, the Crystal Gems, as messengers of Rose Quartz, came across William Dewey's ship and warned the captain and crew to turn back, as the land that would soon be known as Beach City was dangerous and not safe for humans. William Dewey, after an incident with the mast of his ship, drifted across the sea until he and his crew encountered a massive storm and a giant Gem Monster. The ship was saved from being sunk after a Crystal Gem fusion (Obsidian)[2] saved William Dewey and the ship. She brought Dewey and the ship to shore and told the captain not to reside on the land. William Dewey chose to stay on the land, and the Fusion accepted William's decision and informed him that she would most likely interfere again.[3] The Crystal Gems continue to reside in Beach City where they watch over and protect its inhabitants from danger and evil.

The entire city was evacuated during "The Return", due to the impending arrival of a Homeworld Gem Warship. A large chunk is missing from the hill on which the Lighthouse and Crystal Temple are situated, due to the explosion made when the ship crashed into the hill. Beach City's inhabitants returned during "Full Disclosure".

The entire city was attacked by Spinel's Injector in order to destroy Earth. She wanted to kill Steven instead of the Earth before the middle part of Steven Universe: The Movie. The population of Beach City was then evacuated to Little Homeworld (before the last part of Steven Universe: The Movie) with the city itself later being rebuilt from the Spinel's Injector's Poison

Locations

  • Aqua-Mexican - Former restaurant; closed 5 years prior to the start of the series.
  • Barriga Residence - Home to Lars, Dante, and Martha.
  • Beach City Bikes - Located between the Ocean Inn and the Original Crab Shack.[4]
  • Beach City Boardwalk - A boardwalk where the restaurants and stands connect in adjacency and can be accessed by the public.
  • Beach City Funland - Amusement park operated by Mr. Smiley.
  • Beach City Music - A music store next to Danny's, seen in "Watermelon Steven" and "Joking Victim".
  • Beach City Pier - A harbor in Beach City.
  • Beach City Shop - A convenience store behind T-Shirt Shop, seen in "The New Lars".
  • Beach City Theater - A movie theater showing Dogcopter 3, seen in "Lion 2: The Movie".
  • Beach City Water Tower - A water tower up on the hill.
  • Beach City Visitor Center - A visitor center in the southwest corner of Beach City.[5]
  • Beach Citywalk Fries - The Fryman family business. Located between Fish Stew Pizza and Beach City Funland.
  • Beach City Renaissance Faire - TBA
  • Big Donut - A donut shop; formerly Lars and Sadie's place of work and currently Bill Dewey's.
  • Buddwick Public Library - Founded by the renowned author, Buddy Buddwick.
  • Classic Thyme - A "Kitchen Shoppe" seen next to Suitcase Sam's.
  • Cone 'N' Son - Presumably an ice cream parlor, located between Beach City Visitor Center and the Funland Arcade.[5]
  • The Crab Shack - A fancy restaurant where the Maheswarans and the Universes meet in "Fusion Cuisine".
  • The Lighthouse or Beach City Lighthouse[5] - The HQ for Ronaldo's conspiracies which overlooks the town, located on top of the head of the Temple.
  • The Original Crab Shack - Another restaurant with a similar name to the Crab Shack, located across the street from Beach City Bikes.[4]
  • Danny's - Candy store seen while Steven sits atop the float during the Beach City annual parade.
  • Dewey Park - A park in the center of Beach City, presumably named after Beach City's founder, William Dewey, or Mayor Bill Dewey.[5]
  • Everything Buffet - Former restaurant, located where Suitcase Sam's is now; closed years ago when Kofi and Mr. Fryman ran it out of town.
  • Fish Stew Pizza - Pizzeria run by Kofi, Jenny, Kiki, and Nanefua Pizza.
  • The Gift Shark - seen in "Joking Victim". A statue of Mayor Dewey is in front.
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    Shot of Beach City

  • It's a Wash - A car wash owned by Greg Universe.
  • The Mayor's House - Presumably the home of Beach City's mayor, formerly Bill Dewey, now presumably Nanefua Pizza.[5]
  • Miller Residence - Home to Sadie Miller and her mother, Barbara Miller.
  • Miroslaw's Jewelers - A store next door to the Beach City Theater.
  • Museum of Extraterrestrial Science and Technology - TBA
  • Ocean Inn - Located between the Original Crab Shack and Onion's House.[4]
  • Onion's House - Home to Onion, Sour Cream, Vidalia, and Yellowtail.
  • Seafood and Eat It! - A seafood restaurant that is seen in "Watermelon Steven".
  • Spacetries - A new pastry shop owned by Lars.
  • Sports R Cool - A store next door to the Beach City Theater.
  • Suitcase Sam's - A luggage store that Onion visits in "Onion Trade".
  • T-Shirt Shop - A novelty shirt shop seen in the opening, between the Big Donut and Fish Stew Pizza.
  • U-Stor - Storage facility. Unit 1B is rented by Greg Universe.
  • Wiener in Hand - A hot dog stand in Beach City Funland.
  • Smile - An unknown establishment in front of Beach City Funland, as seen in "Onion Trade".
Beach City Map

Map of Beach City

Trivia

  • In "Steven and the Stevens", Greg jokingly tells Steven that the population is "like 15 people", despite its status as a "city".
    • Plenty of equally small cities exist in the U.S. and Canada, such as Forest City, New Brunswick (pop. 12).
    • Of the three beachside resorts which inspired Beach City, Dewey Beach has a little over 300 permanent residents, and Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach only have a little over 1000 permanent residents each.
    • This is most likely an in-joke about how while Beach City has many people living in it, the show only introduces the audience to a select cast of relatively few characters.
    • In "Dewey Wins", Mayor Dewey exclaims "12 people? That's half the town!", making the population of Beach City approximately 24.
  • Ronaldo stated on his blog that Beach City is in Delmarva, which is a peninsula of Delaware, parts of Maryland, and parts of Virginia. He also states that "DelmarvaCon" is held over in "Charm City" every summer. Charm City is also a nickname of real-life city Baltimore in Maryland.
    • According to Matt Burnett, Beach City is located in the state of Delmarva, which is the show's version of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. He also confirms that it is a play off of Ocean City, Maryland.
  • During "Jail Break", the view from the ship's window during the crash landing would support a location in the eastern states.
    • However, due to Steven Universe being set in an alternate earth influenced by Gems, Rebecca Sugar stated that Delmarva is its own state within the show's universe.[6]
  • Steven Sugar had stated that Beach City was inspired by the beaches he and his sister, Rebecca, visited when they were young. He says that there are "not-so-subtle" references in Beach City to Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Dewey Beach;[7] all of which are located in Delaware.
    • In the real Rehoboth Beach, there is a candy store called Dolle's Candyland[8] which is parodied as Danny's in Steven Universe, a restaurant called Bricker's Famous French Fries which has a french fry mascot,[9] and Funland is an actual amusement park for children.[10]
    • Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Dewey Beach are all in Sussex County, Delaware in real life.
    • The area code 443 is actually an overlay area code for Eastern Maryland which went into service July 1, 1997, on top of the 410 area code which split off from Maryland's original area code, 301, on October 6, 1991. A new overlay area code for the same area as the 443 area code, 667, was implemented on March 24, 2012. 301 and 302 (Delaware's area code) are two of the original 86 area codes that were created in 1947 by AT&T.
  • According to Matt Burnett, Lars, Sadie, Ronaldo, and the Cool Kids are a mix of various ages, ranging from early teens to young adults.[11]
  • According to the official map, the peninsula Beach City is on is facing eastwards, and is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean from the east and south, with Rehoboth Bay north of it.
    • The road that leads out of Beach City (Beach City Highway) becomes Delaware Route 1A (RT A1) and leads to U.S. Route 13 and Interstate 95.
    • For some reason, South Park Street and North Park Street, around Dewey Park, are west and east of each other, respectively.
  • As said in "Sadie's Song", Beach City has a swim team called the "Beach City Seals".

Gallery

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References

  1. "Joking Victim" - Mayor Dewey: "As Mayor, I'm proud to unveil this, the largest bowl of ice cream in Beach County!"
  2. Joe Johnston on Tumblr
  3. "Historical Friction"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Onion Friend"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 File:SU-Beach City Map.jpg
  6. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2e4gmx/i_am_rebecca_sugar_creator_of_steven_universe_and/cjw4mo6
  7. http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/steven-universe-creator-rebecca-sugar-is-an-idealistic-trailblazer/2013/11/01/fe622da2-4338-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html
  8. Dolle's Candyland - Ibach's Candy By The Sea - http://www.dolles-ibachs.com/
  9. Bricker's Famous French Fries - Locations - http://www.brickersfries.com/locations.html
  10. Funland Hoboth - https://www.funlandrehoboth.com/
  11. https://twitter.com/mcburnett/status/621716453440356352
ve Locations
Beach City Businesses: Aqua-MexicanBeach City Funland (Funland ArcadeWiener in Hand/Hot Dogs) • Beach Citywalk FriesBeach City WoodsBig DonutBuddwick Public LibraryClassic ThymeCrab ShackDanny'sFish Stew PizzaIt's a WashMini-Golf CourseSpacetriesSuitcase Sam'sT-Shirt ShopU-Stor

Residences: The BarnBarriga ResidenceBeach HouseMiller ResidenceOnion's House
Other: Abandoned WarehouseBeach City PierBeach City StageBeach City WoodsBrooding HillDead Man's MouthLighthouseMayor's OfficeUnderwater SwordWater Tower

Crystal Temple and the Beach House Amethyst's ChamberAmethyst's RoomBurning RoomCrystal HeartGarnet's ChamberPearl's ChamberPearl's RoomRose's RoomSteven's BathroomSteven's ConservatorySteven's RoomSardonyx's Room
Earth Locations Canada • Cool RanchDelmarva (Charm City • Ocean Town • Wilmington) • Dhawar • Empire State (Empire City (Le Hotel)) • Ghana • HospitalJersey • Kansas (University of Jayhawk) • Keystone (Keystone MotelThe Best Diner in the World) • Korea • Maheswaran ResidenceWest Keystone (Showne)

Other: Cram School • Space Camp • Starlight Roller Rink

Gem Locations Earth: Ancient Gem Colony ShipAncient Sky ArenaBeta KindergartenCloud ArenaCommunication HubDesert (Rose's Landfill) • Flower MeadowForgeGalaxy WarpGem BattlefieldGeodeGreat NorthIce CavernKindergartens (BetaPrime) • Little HomeworldLunar Sea SpireMask IslandPearl's ArenaPearl's TreePrime Kindergarten (Prime Kindergarten Control Room) • Pyramid TempleRose's FountainRose's Secret ArmorySand FortressSea ShrineSky Spire

Earth's Moon: Earth Moon Base
Jungle Moon: Jungle Moon Base
Gem Homeworld:Blue Diamond's Pool ChamberKindergartenKlavius 7Pink Diamond's PalacePrison TowerThrone RoomUpsilon 9Yellow Diamond's Extraction ChamberYellow Diamond's Bubble Room
Other: Garnet's RealmMalachite's RealmPearl's DimensionPink Diamond's GardenPink Diamond's ZooPink DimensionUnknown Ocean planet (The Reef) • Unknown Beach planetUnknown City planetWarp Space

Attack the Light Beach City • Beach House • Crystal Temple • the Desert • Indigo CaveRed Temple • Strawberry Battlefield • Sunken Lunar Sea Spire
Save the Light Ancient Sky Arena • Astral Plane • the Barn • Beach City • Beach City Woods • Beach House • Crystal Temple • the Forge • Gem Battlefield • the Great North • Hessonite's Warship • Secret Temple of Secrets
The Phantom Fable Abandoned Ward • Arcane Acropolis • the Barn • Beach City • Beach City Woods • Buried Bastion • Delta Kindergarten • Forgotten Forest • Library 9
Unleash the Light Crystal System Colony 215 • Demantoid's World • Pyrope's World (Blue 4) • Yellow 4 • Palace of Light
Comic Locations Arctic Harmony Core Temple • Canary CoveClock TowerEmpire City Wildlife Rehabilitation Center • Harmony Core Temple • Moors of MarcoonUniverse Family Camping Ground
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