This establishing shot was first seen on "The O.C." in Episode 9 (of season two) - "The Ex-Factor"

We are looking east at Newport Harbor and bay. The Balboa Peninsula is to the right.
Lido Island is to the left. Little Bay Island, and Balboa Island are visible in the distance.
(All of this, of course, is in Newport Beach, CA)


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.

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

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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