This establishing shot of the real Orange County was first seen on "The O.C."
Episode 14 (of season two) - "The Rainy Day Women"

We are looking southeast, down the Balboa Peninsula, and we can see both of Newport Beach's two piers.
The one in the foreground is the Newport Pier. The one in the distance is the Balboa Pier.
(What might appear to be a third pier in the distance is actually a breakwater.)

You'll find the Newport Pier south of where W. Oceanfront meets W. 21st Street.
You'll find the Balboa Pier at the south end of Main Street, south of E. Oceanfront.

(This photo looks drab because it was supposed to be raining in this episode, "Rainy Day Women".)


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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