This establishing shot was first seen on "The O.C." in Episode 23 of season two : "The O.Sea"

That small island you see way out there at sea, beneath the sunset skies, is Santa Catalina Island.
As the old song says, it's "27 miles across the sea", and on clear day's it's visible from the
coastal areas of both Orange County and L.A. county.

You can catch a cruise to Catalina Island from the Balboa Pavilion.

(Actually, Catalina isn't as small as it looks. It measures 22 miles long and is eight miles wide.)


Important:  These "establishing shots" of Orange County are not locations where The O.C. is actually filmed.
The O.C. is not really filmed in Orange County - it is filmed in Los Angeles County. These "establishing shots"
are brief aerial snapshots of actual Orange County locations, which the producers drop into the show to add color and
to help create the illusion that we are seeing the real Orange County. I have included this list of their "establishing shots"
to supplement the main list of actual filming locations. You can tell the difference by color: the actual filming location
pages are gold, while the "establishing shot" pages are blue.

To see a list of the L.A. locations where The O.C. is actually filmed,
click on the OC Filming Locations logo below.

By Episode - By Category - By Geographical Location - Clickable Map of All O.C. Locations - Establishing Shots 

THE O.C. screenshots from the show and all related characters & elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
All other photos & text are copyright 2006 © Gary J. Wayne and may not be used without written permission.

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