It is available for free when placed during the Surf's Up! Goal and takes 6 Energy to build. Although listed as a Community Building, Once built, it does not allow any extra Population. Collecting from this every 18 hours will give the player 250 Coins.
When it was released, players could exchange Shells for Limited Edition Surf-related items, similar to the Street Carnival. Shells could be collected from the Sea Shell Stand, from friends, or buy with city cash.
Exchanging Shells for items was initially supposed to end on September 28, 2011, but was extended to October 7, 2011.