Beach Life is a strategy simulation game that was first released in 2002. In the game, players assume the role of a business manager who must run a resort by the beach. Players must build structures, such as shops, clubs, and bars to satisfy the needs of customers. Players must also strategize in hiring staff in order to keep the beaches clean and safe for all the tourists. One of the main goals in the game is to earn profit from the resort business in order to expand and add more attractions for the customers.
The game offers two modes – Sandbox Mode and Scenario Mode. Players must first play a level in the Scenario Mode in order to unlock the Sandbox Mode, which allows users to play the game freely. In Scenario Mode, players must start from the bottom and improve the resort by finishing objectives that are given at the start of each level. Players must also get through the different challenges that may arise in the game including harsh weather conditions and shark attacks. The game screen shows a mini map of the entire island. Users can zoom in on the different structures that are available. Users can track their progress at the bottom part of the window. There are also different buttons on the left side where users can see the available structures to build and their progress in the game.