|For the location in GTA III, see Abandoned Beach (GTA III).|
The Abandoned Beach is located at the westernmost points of the Downtown district, going along the entire length of the district and jutting out into the ocean. With the exception of a few scattered palm trees, the beach is completely abandoned. This is especially strange considering that the game's other major beach, Vice Beach, is one of the game's most densely populated areas, and that the beach is located next to the affluent Downtown area. It should be noticed that the beach looks like a swampland and considering real-life Florida is full of those, the beach may be one.
The area is well known for its vast collection of myth sightings. It was one of the first locations where new myth hunters first witnessed the Ghost Ship phenomena. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, it is one of the locations where the player can encounter The Sniper. Due to the lack of pedestrian spawns, the beach is also renown for a large amount of ghost sightings.
However, the most famous myth found at the beach is the Sea Monster. It is not uncommon for players to report strange objects in the water while they are in the area. Another rumor says that the player can be killed by the beast, but this is likely just user error from stepping too deep into the water. Witnesses also say that it's not just the beach itself, as boats and low flying aircraft can also be flipped over or damaged thanks to inclement weather near the beach.