establishing shot of the real Orange County was first seen on "The
in Episode 23
(of season two) - "The O.Sea"
is supposed to be the Cohen's neighborhood. In fact, the real Cohen
house is located in Malibu.
These are actually the Pelican Point homes, surrounded by the Pelican
Hill golf course,
north of Crystal Cove in Newport Beach.
(Farther up the hills are the similar homes of Pelican Hill and Pelican
photos, we are looking north, up from the beach.
The houses in the foreground are on Pelican Point Drive & Shoreline,
south of Coast Highway.
Note: these Orange
County locations are not really where The O.C. is filmed.
These are only "establishing shots", used in the show to create
The show does not film in Orange County.