Bayside is an unincorporated community located at the very northwestern corner of Tierra Robada in San Andreas. It sits at the northern end of Gant Bridge, and is only minutes away from San Fierro (indeed it's close enough to San Fierro that it could be accurately described as a suburb or satellite community). The town is surrounded by a cordillera of unnamed mountains to the north and west, which separates it from the open sea. Bayside is a highly affluent area, apparently modeled after the Sausalito and Tiburon areas of Marin County as well as Fort Baker, just north of San Francisco. Like Sausalito, Bayside possesses a well-used marina, and enjoys the isolation from the bustle of San Fierro, while maintaining the sophistication and pretense of the area. Bayside has a estimated population of 152.
Bayside is notably different from other towns in Tierra Robada, as it is located in a more vegetated, forested and less arid region of the county.
Locals of Interest
- Desert Eagle - Behind the wall of a house near the marina
- Flowers - In front of a building with two main doors, next to the road which leads to the main highway
- Grenades - In an alley at the south of Phat Clothing, near the marina
- Vibrator - Next to a rubbish bin, in a dirt lot just northwest of Bayside Marina; it is small, and its grey color blends with the background, making it difficult to see. This is the weapon/gift's only spawning point in San Andreas.
- Emperor/Premier spawn points
- Fortune/Stafford spawn points
- Jetmax in Boating School after Gold completion
- Marquis in Boating School after Bronze completion
- Marquis near lighthouse
- Sea Sparrow on helipad (sometimes replaced by Maverick)
- Squalo in Boating School after Silver completion
- In the mission Saint Mark's Bistro, the player must fly a plane far to the east (to reach Liberty City); flying so far over the ocean triggers a glitch which creates more gang territories across San Andreas. One such territory is in Bayside, and is occupied by the Los Santos Vagos.
- Bayside is in the perfect spot for Rangers and country cops to spawn as if it is in the country, but with city civilians and cars to spawn as though it were located in the city.
- Bayside was added rather late in the game's development.
- The fact that it was not in the Beta could be the reason for the lack of name for the nearby cordillera.
- If you go to Bayside before the mission Yay-Ka-Boom-Boom (when the Las Venturas landmass is unlocked), you will not trigger a wanted level, despite the fact that Bayside is technically a part of Las Venturas. The player can explore Bayside freely, however venturing too far east will result in the player recieving a 4-star wanted level.
- Bayside did not exist in the beta version of the game, it was simply water.
- When going over to Bayside from San Fierro, SFPD Police Cars will spawn and appear heading to San Fierro. This is strange because SFPD cars do not spawn in the Bayside area, nor do SFPD officers spawn either (aka Rural Police only spawn in the area). This supports the idea that Bayside is actually part of San Fierro, although it is actually just the traffic spawning as the bridge is actually San Fierro, so SFPD cars will spawn there.
- The Police for this area was Rural Police not San Fierro Police Department.
- Police Bribe in Bayside Marina