This establishing aerial shot of the real Orange County
was seen for the first time in Episode 9 (season one), "The Heights".

These are not the same Pelican Point homes we often see on The O.C.

These beautiful homes along the rocky coast are located at the south end of McKnight Drive,
(immediately west of Crescent Bay Point Park), on the northwest side of Laguna Beach,
several miles south of those Newport Beach homes.


   



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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