This establishing aerial shot was seen for the first time
in Episode 16 (season three), "The Road Warrior".

These are the cliffs of is Point Dume, Malibu, CA.

A good 70 miles northwest of Orange County, Malibu has been the filming location of quite
a few scene from "The O.C.", including the Johnny's surfing contest and the secluded cove.

And the hills above Malibu's coast are where you'll find
the actual Cohen house as well as Julie & Caleb's mansion.


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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