Last modified on 8 April 2012, at 11:48

Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive in GTA Vice City, as viewed to the north.

Ocean Drive is a major road in Vice City. It appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. It is the easternmost street in Vice City that runs along Ocean Beach and Washington Beach in Vice Beach. The street is basically a long stretch of road that runs from the north near Standing Vice Point in southern Vice Point, all the way to the south at Maison Wenifall and an unnamed fountain in southern Ocean Beach. Ocean Drive is located parallel to Washington Avenue and has many alleyways in which weapon spawns and unique stunt jumps can be found.

Description

An arieal view of Ocean Drive and the neighbouring Washington Avenue.

Ocean Drive is based on the real-life Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami, being a street running between a grassy partition, a walkway and the vast Vice City beach to the east, and a predominantly Art Deco and Streamline Moderne urbanscape to the west; the Ocean Beach lighthouse is just east off the southern end of Ocean Drive.

Being in close proximity to a well known beach, it is not uncommon for the player to encounter swimsuit-clad pedestrians in the day and contemporary party attires at night along the road. Skating pedestrians also frequent paved areas along the street, and strolling lifeguards were added in GTA Vice City Stories.

Landmarks

There are large numbers of landmarks dotted along Ocean Drive, most being Art Deco and Streamline Moderne hotels, cafes and restaurants on the west side, reflecting the aesthetics of the real-life Ocean Drive. However, the vast majority of these buildings are non-interactive or have no interiors; only two buildings in GTA Vice City are exceptions. The vast majority of buildings along Ocean Drive are retained in GTA Vice City Stories, but have been cosmetically retouched with their names omitted.

The various landmarks along Ocean Drive are as depicted using GTA Vice City screenshots in the following gallery (note that certain buildings are duplicated along the entire stretch of Ocean Drive):

Notable residents

Stationary vehicles

GTA Vice City Stories
GTA Vice City

See also