Pogue Life

15 Outer Banks Filming Locations For Visiting Paradise On Earth

Consider this your very own treasure map.

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Outer Banks Season 3 is here, fam, so it’s time to hang with the Pogues yet again. Like John B and the rest of the crew, you and your besties are always down for an adventure. While your summer travels may not be as action-packed as a treasure hunt, planning a trip down South to stop at these Outer Banks filming locations in South Carolina is a fun getaway for the ultimate fan.

The show may be set in North Carolina where the real Outer Banks is located, but Netflix decided to film the series in South Carolina. According to the Wilmington Star-News, the streaming platform chose to move production further south because of a bathroom bill passed in North Carolina that had “anti-LGBTQ language” in 2016. While the majority of the series was filmed in places like Charleston, South Carolina, production did a very good job at recreating the real OBX. If you saw Season 2, you know that the Pogues are actually up in South Carolina, so visiting Outer Banks filming locations in Charleston should really be on any fan’s to-do list. For those who already happen to live there, you’ll still want to check out these Outer Banks filming locations as well to see how they transformed them to resemble the OBX.

Outer Banks Season 3 will begin where Season 2 ended with the Pogues on their own deserted island they’ve named Poguelandia. The poster teasing the new season also showed the cast on top of a cliff overlooking the water, which doesn’t look like anywhere in the actual Outer Banks, according to The News & Observer. It’s likely the poster was also captured on Poguelandia, which was filmed in Barbados. However, they won’t spend the entire season away from North Carolina — aka South Carolina. The Outer Banks Season 3 first-look photos show the crew back in what looks to be the OBX, so you can expect to see some new South Carolina filming locations when episodes drop on Netflix.

Planning an inspired trip down south after your marathon watch may actually be the best idea. And while you’re on your Outer Banks set-jetting getaway, you can live like a Pogue by chilling by the water or you can get pampered like a Kook by staying at one of the Outer Banks home swaps near the show’s filming locations. The choices are endless, but these 15 Outer Banks filming locations cover the full range of what it’s like living the Pogue life.

Shem Creek
Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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If you’re looking for a beautiful waterfront location to visit for your OBX-inspired adventure, Shem Creek is the one. It’s used in the series as the location for Kiara’s family’s restaurant, The Wreck. You can also take a walk down the dock to watch the sunrise or get out on the water for some paddleboarding and kayaking.


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