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

This is not Orange County. This is not the South Bay. This is, oddly enough, Gladstone's 4-FISH, a very
well-known restaurant, where Sunset Blvd ends at Pacific Coast Highway, on the ocean's edge in Malibu.

With such an ideal beach location, countless tourists have enjoyed seafood here while getting their
first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean. Why it's in The O.C., though, is anyone's guess.

(Here's a bit of trivia, Gladstone's 4-FISH was named after its telephone number.)

You'll find Gladstone's at 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu / Pacific Palisades.


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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