This establishing shot of the real Orange County was first seen on "The O.C."
in
Episode 17 (of season two) - "The Brothers Grim"

We are looking southeast, down Newport Harbor.
On your right and in the foreground is the Balboa Peninsula (near 28th St.) On the left is Lido Isle.
(Balboa Island can only be seen at a distance, near the upper left corner.)


   



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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