This establishing shot of the real Orange County was first seen on "The O.C."
Episode 10 (of season two) - "The Accomplice"

Above, we are looking southwest, out to sea. In the foreground are the red-tiled roofs of the community
surrounded by the Pelican Hill golf course, in the coastal Crystal Cove section of Newport Beach.

The tree-lined street on the left (east) side of this photo is Pelican Point Drive.
The smaller street to the right (west) is Shoreline.

Below, you see the same Newport Beach neighborhood, but much higher up (north). The curving street
you see in the center of the photo is Pelican Hill Circle, and the road on the top left is Canyon Terrace.
(The camera is facing the northeast.)   Map Link.


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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