Where Is “Outer Banks” Filmed?
- Date: January 16, 2023
- Topic: Filmmaking
- By: Peerspace
Ever wondered, “where is Outer Banks filmed?” We answer that very question right here. The Netflix series has been thrilling viewers with its mix of teenage drama, mystery, and adventure. It follows a group of teens who live in the Outer Banks of North Carolina as they search for one of their missing fathers and a secret treasure that may have led to his disappearance.
For those of us who would love to visit some of the scenes where they filmed “Outer Banks,” most of this series took place outside of a studio for our exploratory pleasure! So pack your bags and get ready for a trip to some pretty unexpected places.
Along with providing you with information on filming locations, Peerspace specializes in helping you book your very own filming location, some of which we’ll share ahead. We’re the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals. In fact, people across the globe use our platform daily to snatch up stunning spaces for all their professional and personal venue rental needs. Now, let’s get back to the topic at hand: where is “Outer Banks” filmed?
Visit the filmmaker’s plan B: Charleston, South Carolina
Logically, you’d assume they filmed “Outer Banks” in, well, the Outer Banks of North Carolina. But not so fast! Surprisingly, the series set in a coastal town along the Outer Bank isn’t even filmed in North Carolina!
Series makers originally planned to shoot the series in Wilmington, North Carolina. However, due to inclusivity concerns, Netflix chose to shoot the series in Charleston, South Carolina instead.
Many of the names in the series still reference places in North Carolina even though they didn’t film the show there. According to the Outer Banks of North Carolina tourism page, the main setting of the series (Kildare Island) is a homage to a real Outer Banks county (Dare County) mixed with the name of one of the Outer Banks towns (Kill Devil Hills).
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Stay at The Summer Winds Motel
If you’re booking a trip to Charleston with “Outer Banks” in mind, book your stay at the real-life Summer Winds Motel! In the series, a hurricane badly damaged this motel. But in real life, it’s doing just fine!
The name of the hotel is actually the “Creekside Lands Inn” and it’s located within five miles of historic Charleston. When you get your hotel key, don’t forget to check the safe and see if you find any surprises like the characters in the show did!
Host an event at the Cameron home
Sarah Cameron’s home in the series is actually a famous landmark IRL! The 1786 home is called “Lowndes Grove” and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This waterfront property was built in 1786 and you can rent it as an event venue!
Looking for other options for event venues in the Charleston area? Check out a whole host of other event venue options on Peerspace. We share ideal “Outer Banks” rentals at the end of this article. But first, let’s check out more filming locations key to the series!
Buy souvenirs at The Redfield Lighthouse
Remember in episode 2 of season one when John B visits the creepy-looking lighthouse and gets in a fight with the lighthouse’s caretaker? That lighthouse is actually the Morris Island Lighthouse in Folly Beach, South Carolina.
According to the Save the Light website, the lighthouse has been operational since 1876. It even has a store where you can buy memorabilia of the lighthouse in the “Outer Banks” series. Your contribution will support the organization’s cause to keep the Morris Island Lighthouse in operation, so be sure to check it out!
Eat at The Wreck
Kiara’s parents’ restaurant “The Wreck” is surprisingly similar to the real-life version of the restaurant. It’s “The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene” in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. While you won’t meet Kiara and her family when you eat here, you will get to experience a restaurant scene that feels pretty familiar to the show!
According to The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene website, the restaurant got its name after a derelict North Atlantic-style trawler that was washed up onto the site where the restaurant now sits. Head there to enjoy some of the tastiest low-country cuisine while enjoying gorgeous ocean views.
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Live like a Kook on a Caribbean island
In season two, the Pogues take a pretty epic trip — to the Bahamas! But don’t go looking for the different places in the Bahamas that the Pogues visited since you may end up on the wrong island!! That’s because they filmed the Bahamas scenes of “Outer Banks” on another Caribbean island — Barbados!
So maybe plan out a Barbados dream vacation instead? It comes highly recommended by the cast! Jonathan Davis said on Instagram said he fell in love with Barbados while filming OBX season 2 there.
And for the Kooks, the Cameron home featured in the show is even available to rent in Barbados. It’s called the Cove Springs House and it has hosted real-life royalty like Prince Harry and Prince Seesio of Lesotho, according to Hello Magazine!
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Host an “Outer Banks” party or production in a Peerspace venue
You don’t have to shell out the money required to stay at the Cove Spring House and buy a flight to Barbados. In fact, there is a cheaper and easier option to feel a part of the “Outer Banks” series: Peerspace!
On Peerspace, you can rent a space to host an “Outer Banks” themed party, film your own “Outer Banks” style video, or take “Outer Banks” style photos! Whether you want to party like a Pogue or splurge on a luxury photoshoot like a Kook — Peerspace can offer the perfect venue for any event.
In North Carolina
For instance, check out this incredible coastal beachfront home in Rodanthe (pictured above) in the heart of Dare County. It’s a 3,000-square-foot oceanfront home on Hatteras Island that is literally steps away from the shoreline.
The home has multiple bedrooms, a kitchen, and a spacious living area with high ceilings that leads to the massive outdoor balcony that overlooks the ocean. You couldn’t get a more authentic production location than this home in the actual Outer Banks!
Next up, there’s also this stunning oceanfront luxury home on Oak Island, NC! It’s a brand-new construction designed for events and productions. While here, you can enjoy the open layout and the nearly 360-degree views of the ocean, the island itself, and the intercoastal waterway.
This glamorous retreat is ideal for groups of 25 and boasts a private pool and hot tub for your post-beach relaxation needs.
In South Carolina
If you are looking for a more “homey” feel for your event, you’ll love this showhouse in Charleston! It’s a historic space with plenty of southern charm and glam touches. Peerspace reviewers have called the showhouse an “Incredible space,” with a “Wonderful host.” Find out why by booking it today!
What if you need a professional studio to shoot your own production while in Charleston? Then check out this great production venue! It boasts a pro rigging system, a cyclorama, and large loading doors. It’s ideal for everything from small to large-scale productions and can even provide you with production assistance if needed.
Next, check out this elegant and spacious estate in Hanahan, SC for your professional or personal needs. It has multiple bedrooms, baths, and a high-end kitchen. Since it’s just 15 minutes from downtown Charleston, it’s convenient for you and your crew or you and your partygoers.
There are tons of other Charleston locations just waiting for you to discover them. Search by the area you live in, pare down your search by listing specific amenities you’re looking for, and then read reviews before you book.
Peerspace makes it as easy as the click of a button to book an ideal space for your “Outer Banks” party or shoot!
Where is “Outer Banks” filmed: conclusion
We hope you’ve enjoyed this inside peek at “Outer Banks” filming locations.
And remember, come back here to Peerspace when you want to book a one-of-a-kind venue for work or fun. We offer you access to thousands of locations across North America and beyond.
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