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Urban area of Ocean Beach, as viewed to the southwest in GTA Vice City.

Ocean Beach is a shopping district on the eastern island of Vice City and has the majority of Vice City's beach. In the initial stages of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City protagonist Tommy Vercetti resides in Ocean Beach at the Ocean View Hotel and can later purchase the Ocean Heights Apartment. Ocean Drive, a long road on the east side of Ocean Beach, is lined with hotels and is located right next to the beach. Ocean Beach had a population of 4,451 as of 1984. It is based on its real world counterpart South Beach.

Events of GTA: Vice City

Ocean Beach is the primary location for a few mission throughout the game, starting from the second mission An Old Friend. Tommy Vercetti meets Lance Vance in Ocean Beach, after killing Leo Teal and later kills three members of a European gang in the area. Missions for Colonel Cortez also start in Ocean Beach.




Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

There is also an unnamed below-grade shopping plaza between Collar & Cuffs and the Pole Position.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Brass Knuckles (in a small park across the street of Ammu-Nation)
  • Chainsaw (behind a building east of Washington Mall construction site)
  • Equalizer (in swimming pool in building south of the Pole Position)
  • Grenades (south of the helipad, near trees, behind Ocean View Hotel)
  • Molotov (by cluster of bushes and trees on the beach)
  • MP5 (southwest end of Pier 2 on the Ocean Bay Marina)
  • SPAZ 12 (backyard of house east of Ocean Beach Church)
  • Stubby Shotgun (middle of small area of apartments across from an empire site)


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Spawning Vehicles

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Ground floor of Washington Mall
Top of the stairs at the building next to Pay'n'Spray
Ammu-Nation ($200) after Jury Fury
Ocean View Hospital
On a small path near the piers)
Lower shopping area near Collar & Cuffs

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Body Armour
Marina Sands Hotel
Southwest corner on top level of Ocean Beach Parking Garage
Parking garage for the piers
Grassy area of southeast part of Ocean Beach
Ammu-Nation ($240 ($180 after completing Phil's Shooting Range))
  • Health Icon
Ocean View Hospital
Middle of east-west road north of an empire site
Front of small apartments north of Pay 'n' Spray
On stairs between Piers 1 & 2
In front of Ocean Beach Church
  • Police Bribes
Dirt path between an empire site and Washington Mall construction site
West end of path leading to the lighthouse