Season 5 of Chesapeake Shores began airing on August 15, 2021 and like many series, the show is not filmed where it is set. So where does the Hallmark drama shoot its scenes?

Chesapeake Shores has returned after nearly two years of waiting and we’re most excited to see how Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) and Abby’s (Meghan Ory) relationship will take another turn.

The show is favourite among all ages, mixing romance and family drama and you’ll never get an episode where one character isn’t on a rollercoaster, especially Abby.

While the O’Brien’s are said to be living in Chesapeake Shores in Maryland, the charming family home by the water isn’t actually located there; it’s not even in the US!

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Chesapeake Shores: filming locations

  • The book-turned-TV drama is set on the east coast of Maryland, but it is filmed on Vancouver Island, by the south coast of British Columbia.

Qualicum Beach

Bailey’s In The Village: You can grab a bite before you embark on your location tour at Bailey’s In The Village, which is used as The Chesapeake Shores’ Town Square Cafe. Located on 670 Primrose St, it’s likely you’ll get to hear stories from the staff of when they saw the cast on the job.

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Smithford’s: Another stop in Qualicum Beach is the Chesapeake Shores Flower Shop on 164 W 2nd Ave, just around the corner from Bailey’s In The Village. Although it’s the show’s resident florist, the business is a home furnishing store called Smithford’s.

You won’t be able to pick up any flowers but you can purchase art and decor produced by local and Canadian artists.

Leigh House: Known to the locals as Leigh House, the yellow heritage building is used as Sally’s Cafe in Chesapeake Shores, where much of the show’s drama goes down.

Unfortunately, you cannot enter the property so all you can do is snap a selfie outside. Keep an eye out for it though because it won’t have the shell-shaped hanging sign on the lawn.

Heels | Season Trailer | STARZ

Heels | Season Trailer | STARZ

Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel: Tired after a days worth of exploring? Spend the night at the Balitmore Law Offices, or actually known as the Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel on 292 Crescent Rd E. Maintaining its original 1914 charm, the hotel has been graced by names such as Bing Crosby and John Wayne.

It’s going to cost you a minimum of $299 CAD per night, but you do get an ocean view.

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Nanoose Bay

The O’Brien House: Undoubtedly the most iconic location of Chesapeake Shores is the beautiful house in the woodlands by the waters on Stewart Road. Surrounded by both land and sea, it is the perfect spot for a holiday home but it is not open to the public.

It’s likely to be private residence and it is not available on Airbnb. If you do live the Chesapeake life, you can stay at other houses which are a seven minute drive away.

Fairwinds Marina at Schooner Cove: With a house by the water, the affluent O’Briens definitely have their own boats. We see the family sailing quite often on the show since they have a long history participating in the town’s regatta. You can admire the boats docked at Fairwinds Marina at Schooner Cove or go for a quick kayaking session.

Season 5 release dates

For US viewers, Chesapeake Shores is available to watch on Hallmark on Sundays 8/7c.

The show was previously available on Netflix for US viewers, but after it got axed to make way for original series, it has only been accessible on Hallmark since 2017.

For UK and Australian viewers, they can watch all seasons on Netflix and will air new season 5 episodes the next day after it has been broadcasted on Hallmark.

  • Episode 1: August 15th, 2021 (Hallmark) / August 16th, 2021 (Netflix)
  • Episode 2: August 22 / August 23
  • Episode 3: August 29 / August 30
  • Episode 4: September 5 / September 6
  • Episode 5: September 12 / September 13
  • Episode 6: September 19 / September 20
  • Episode 7: September 26 / September 27
  • Episode 8: October 3 / October 4
  • Episode 9: October 10 / October 11
  • Episode 10: October 17 / October 18

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