The latest season of Outer Banks has just dropped on Netflix, showing stunning scenery with serene waters and rich lands, so where was it filmed?
Created by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate and Shannon Burke, the first season arrived on Wednesday, April 15th 2020 and introduced audiences to a group in search of their leader’s (of sorts) missing father.
The second season followed on 30th July 2021 and picks up after the events of the first Season. John B and Sarah are shown living their lives on a cargo ship while still on the run. Both seasons take some exciting twists and turns across its ten episodes, taking us to some cinematic locations…
Where was Season 1 filmed?
As highlighted by The Cinemaholic, the name Outer Banks is derived from a real place, and creator Josh Pate envisioned the story with the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina in mind, with shooting on location proving desirable. While the first choice of filming location was Wilmington, it didn’t quite work out…
Why? Well, because of HB-142, an anti-LGBTQ bill. Understandably, this caused complications and Netflix took the decision to head elsewhere. Luckily, they found a place that boasted ideal beaches in South Carolina, Charleston.
Although set in a fictional place, the crew were able to perfectly transform the place into exactly what they had in mind for Outer Banks. The earlier source includes that locals witnessed filming taking place blocks down from Fuel (downtown Charleston), The Ben Silver Collection on King Street and Gaillard Center.
The likes of Shem Creek, the Old Village in Mount Pleasant and McClellanville can also be spotted throughout the show by those familiar with the areas. As for the stunning lighthouse sequences, these were captured over at the Morris Island Lighthouse.
Filming locations for Season 2 explored
The set of Season 2 took place in the same locations as the first in Charleston, while the studios worked hard to capture the lush environments that would normally be shown en route to the Bahamas, though some scenes were filmed on the tropical island of Barbados. Filming for Season 2, began on 31st August 2020 and concluded on 3rd April 2021.
Other filming locations for both seasons include Charleston Harbor, Kiawah Island, James Island, John’s Island, Barrier Islands in Beaufort and Hunting Islands.
How to watch the series explained
Both seasons are currently available to watch on Netflix with a subscription. An account with the popular streaming service costs $8.99 a month to start with.
Prices can vary based on the plan you choose. Netflix also allows users to use the Netflix app on various devices and platforms, depending on the plan the user wishes to have.