This establishing shot of the real Orange County
was first seen on "The O.C." in Episode 2 of Season two: "The Way We Were"

We are looking southwest from above Balboa Island (visible in the lower right part of the photo)
out across the Newport Harbor bay, towards the Balboa Peninsula (in the upper part of the photo).
The Balboa pier itself cannot be seen in the photo, but that patch of green across the bay is
Peninsula Park, which is located right next to the Balboa Pier.


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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