‘Outer Banks’ Filming Locations

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Outer Banks is a Netflix series about teenagers and modern-day treasure hunting on the coast of North Carolina, known as the Outer Banks or OBX. In the show, teenagers hunt for buried treasure that is believed to be connected to the disappearance of John B’s father. The island is roughly divided into two parts, Figure 8 and The Cut. John B and his friends are part of the group called the Pogues who belong to the Cut, or lower class of the islands. The Kooks are the rich upper class from the Figure 8 part of the island, and they are also looking for the treasure, which causes the two groups to fight in the present day. The Story of the West fashion

season 3 of Outer Banks just released in early January this year and a fourth season has been confirmed for the favorite teenage mystery series. Although the series was based in North Carolina, most, if not all, of the series was filmed in South Carolina. If you can’t get enough Outer Banks and if you want to fully immerse yourself in the show, check out some of the actual filming locations below.


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Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Charles Halford as John Mòr and Chase Stokes as John B in Episode 304 of Outer Banks.
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Most of the boat and water scenes for Kildare Harbor were filmed in Shem Creek. Shem Creek is a local South Carolina favorite for hanging out by the marina, watching the sunset and enjoying a variety of dining options. Heyward’s Seafood, owned by Pope’s father, was filmed inside the actual restaurant at Geechie Seafood which sits in Shem Creek. The wreck, which was owned by Kiara’s family, was also filmed inside a local Shem Creek restaurant called The Wreck Of Richard and Charlene.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort is located on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, which is just south of Charleston. The golf course was used as a venue for the Island Club, where the Kooks host the Summer Night Blind and is usually the best place to gather and hang out. If you want to visit this place in real life, you can enjoy a restaurant by the sea and many activities by the beach.

Pitt Street, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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Pitt Street, located in Mount Pleasant’s Old Town District, is home to many sights Outer Banks. Downtown Kildare uses Pitt Street as a backdrop. The Sheriff’s Station is filmed in a local condominium building and the Kildare Island Surfboard Store was filmed inside The Green Shutter antique shop. By visiting Pitt Street you can visit the cute and quaint mom-and-pop shops and restaurants.

Lowndes Grove Estate, Charleston, South Carolina

Sarah Cameron’s family estate can be seen by visiting the low country of Charleston. The Lowndes Grove is used primarily for weddings and events. The architecture and art from the 18th century make it a wonderful place for anyone who visits and experiences the ambiance there for their events.

Creekside Lands Inn, Charleston, South Carolina

If you’ve been wanting to stay in the hotel room that John B and the Pope break into at Motel Summer Winds, you can! Book room 229 at the Creekside Lands Inn in Charleston to see where that episode from Season 1 was filmed.

Morris Island, South Carolina

Madison Bailey and Rudy Pankow in Outer Banks season 3
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One of the islands just below Charleston, Morrison Island, was used to film the parades and shipwreck scenes Outer Banks. Specifically, the Lighthouse Creek in Morris Island is where these scenes were filmed and the red and white lighthouse can even be seen in the background of some of these scenes.

Morris Island Lighthouse and Hunt Island Lighthouse, South Carolina

After receiving some clues about the treasure, the Pogues visit the Redfield Lighthouse. Redfield Lighthouse was filmed at both the Morris Island Lighthouse and the Hunting Island Lighthouse. The Hunt Island Lighthouse near Beaufort, South Carolina, is used as the interior for the Redfield Lighthouse, and the Morris Island Lighthouse is used as the exterior for the Outer Banks place

Gaillard Center, Charleston, South Carolina

When John B and Sarah visit UNC at Chapel Hill, they are actually visiting the Gaillard Center in Charleston. The Gaillard Center hosts many actors, artists, scholars, and even the Charleston Symphony. While visiting UNC, John B and Sarah also walk through a beautiful park that you can see if you visit Washington Square. Washington Square is just a short four-minute drive around the corner from the Gaillard Center.

Bathsheba Beach, Barbados

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The iconic rocky beach scene from Season 2 when the Pogues set out to rescue Sarah from her family was filmed in Barbados. The teenagers board the ship and eventually jump ship and swim to the nearest island to be free from Sarah’s family. Bathsheba Beach is known for its unique rock formations and eventually becomes known as Poguelandia in Season 3.

Gully Hall Welchman, Barbados

In Season 3 when the gang travels to El Dorado and through the South American jungle, they stumble upon the El Dorado cave. Although it looks like it was filmed in South America, this cave was filmed in Barbados. The Welchman Hall Gully is a tropical park open to the public and has scenic walking trails and cave tours.

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