Beach Patrol

Victor Vance transporting a paramedic on the beach, who is saving a pedestrian's life
Victor Vance saving the life of a swimmer using a Coastguard
Victor Vance chasing and attempting to kill a biker causing problems on the beach

Beach Patrol is a side mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories located at Washington Beach.


The mission is triggered by entering a parked red BF Injection by a lifeguard station, only available upon completing storyline mission From Zero to Hero. There are three different types of the mission and each one can come at any random occasion. However, once the mission is started only one mission type will be used, and will be repeated over and over again. The only way to switch to a different mission type is to cancel or fail the mission and attempt it again. The player has to complete 15 levels and after reaching each fifth level, the game saves the progressed checkpoint for the next time the mission is started.

Save the Swimmers

On this odd job, there are swimmers in the seas who have trouble and need to be rescued. The player has to drive towards the Coastguard boat with another person throwing lifebuoys as the player docks the boat next to the swimmers needing help and doing a drive-by like throw. After the third level, there is a three minute time limit for each level with three swimmers needing help before drowning. This one is probably the easiest out of all three. This is also the only time a Coastguard is seen throughout the game. Canceling the mission transports the player back to the BF Injection's parked location.

Biker gang

On this mini-game, the player has to attack gangs of bikers on Sanchez bikes who are spotted panicking people on the beach. Each target can be "removed" by either performing a drive-by or crashing into them leading them to fall. Killing them is not necessary and the player can continue as long as the biker has dismounted. This one is the most time consuming out of the three different "Beach Patrol" games due to the player having to drive all the way from the southern Ocean Beach part to the northern section of the beach. The bikers can be up to four and not more than that.


An Ambulance is stuck on a wall and the paramedic driver needs someone to help him save the injured people on the beach. The injured people can get up to three and not more. This mini-game can be frustrating due to the amount of pedestrians on the beach and the time limit can make the player panic, thus running over pedestrians and gaining police attention. While the paramedic personnel is bringing the injured people to life, the player has to park beside him and this gives the police a good chance to bust the player, thus making it harder.


The rewards for completing 15 levels of this side mission are $1,500 and unlimited stamina when in the water, allowing the player to swim indefinitely. The player will also be able to purchase a bulletproof BF Injection from Sunshine Autos for $4,000 and gets one step closer to 100% completion.

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