This establishing shot isn't Orange County at all. It's Redondo Beach.
It was first seen on "The O.C." in Episode 6 of Season one: "The Girlfriend"

We are looking south down the beach's bike/pedestrian path at Redondo Beach.
That rocky jetty in the surf is located west of Topaz Street.
That hill in the background is the Palos Verdes peninsula.


   



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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