“Outer Banks,” the Netflix sensation that follows the thrilling adventures of treasure-hunting teens on the North Carolina coast, has captured hearts worldwide. But did you know that this captivating series was primarily filmed in the stunning landscapes of South Carolina? Dive into the real-life locations that brought the Pogues and Kooks’ world to life, and get ready to embark on your own adventure.
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Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant, SC
Relive the excitement of Kildare Harbor’s boating scenes at Shem Creek, a beloved South Carolina gem. Marvel at the marina’s picturesque views, savor the sunset, and dine at Heyward’s Seafood, the real-life counterpart of Pope’s dad’s restaurant, Geechie Seafood. The Wreck, owned by Kiara’s family, was also filmed at a charming local spot known as “The Wreck Of Richard and Charlene.”
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
The Kiawah Island Golf Resort, located just south of Charleston, doubled as the Island Club, where the Kooks hosted their lavish Midsummer Night Ball. Immerse yourself in this exquisite location, offering an oceanfront restaurant and an array of beachside activities.
Pitt Street, Mount Pleasant, SC
Pitt Street, nestled in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village District, serves as the backdrop for many iconic “Outer Banks” scenes. Stroll through Downtown Kildare, filmed against the charming Pitt Street backdrop. You can even explore the Sheriff’s Station, which was filmed in a local condominium building, and visit the Kildare Island Surfboard Store inside The Green Shutter antique shop.
Lowndes Grove Estate, Charleston, SC
Step into the world of Sarah Cameron’s family estate by visiting the Lowndes Grove in the beautiful low country of Charleston. With its 18th-century architecture and art, this place is a true wonder, often chosen for weddings and special events.
Creekside Lands Inn, Charleston, SC
For an authentic experience, stay in room 229 at the Creekside Lands Inn in Charleston, where John B and Pope break into the Summer Winds Motel in Season 1.
Morris Island, SC
Morris Island, located just south of Charleston, provided the stunning backdrop for marches and shipwreck scenes. Keep an eye out for the iconic red and white lighthouse, featured prominently in the series.
Morris Island Lighthouse and Hunting Island Lighthouse, SC
The Redfield Lighthouse, where the Pogues receive clues about the treasure, was filmed at both the Morris Island Lighthouse and the Hunting Island Lighthouse. Explore the interiors and exteriors of these stunning lighthouses in South Carolina.
Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC
When John B and Sarah visit UNC at Chapel Hill, they’re actually exploring the Gaillard Center of Charleston. This vibrant venue hosts performances, art exhibitions, scholars, and even the Charleston Symphony. Discover the picturesque park at Washington Square, just a stone’s throw away from the Gaillard Center.
Bathsheba Beach, Barbados
Escape to the rocky paradise of Bathsheba Beach in Barbados, the iconic backdrop for Season 2’s dramatic rescue mission. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and marvel at the unique rock formations that became “Poguelandia” in Season 3.
Welchman Hall Gully, Barbados
Explore the El Dorado cave, where the gang embarks on their South American jungle adventure in Season 3. Surprisingly, this enchanting cave was filmed in Barbados at the Welchman Hall Gully, a tropical park open to the public, offering scenic hiking trails and captivating cave tours.
“Outer Banks” has not only captured our imaginations but also allowed us to explore the breathtaking beauty of South Carolina and beyond. Visit these remarkable filming locations and let the magic of the series come to life before your eyes!