Outer Banks filming locations in Charleston, SC

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With Season 3 of Netflix’s Outer Banks” on the horizon, we put together this list of some of the most iconic filming spots of the show in Charleston — along with fun facts + history.

The show, largely filmed in the Lowcountry, follows a group of teenagers from the Outer Banks of North Carolina as they encounter mystery, murder, and treasure. With no release date yet for the new season, we’re taking the edge off while you wait with this treasure hunt, if you will.

We created a map of 11 filming locations around the Lowcountry — heads up, this is not a comprehensive list. For all of you local film buffs, check out our guide to The Notebook filming locations in Charleston, too. 

Filming locations around Charleston

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island

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  • Scene: This was the site of the Midsummers party where the group got all dressed up in Season 1, Episode 5. 
  • Fun fact: The 2021 PGA Championship was played on the Ocean Course at this golf resort.

Lowndes Grove, 266 Margaret St.

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  • Used for:This scenic property serves as Sarah Cameron’s family home on the waterfront.
  • History: The main house was built circa 1786 and converted into an event venue after it was purchased by Patrick Properties in the late 2000s, often booked for weddings today.

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St.

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  • Scene: Sarah and John B make a trip to UNC Chapel Hill in Season 1, Episode 4, where the Gaillard Center exterior was portrayed as a law library on campus.  
  • Fun fact: The center was named after J. Palmer Gaillard Jr., who served as mayor of Charleston from 1959 to 1975.

Ben Silver, 149 King St.

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  • Scene: Sarah and John B visited Ben Silver to change clothes before their visit to the archives.
  • Fun fact: The light blue seersucker blazer that John B buys is for sale here. (And here’s John B wearing it.)

Burbage’s Grocery, 157 Broad St.

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  • Scene: You can see this neighborhood grocery store in Season 2 — take a look at the scene here
  • Fun fact: The sign in the window during the show advertises for Interstate Batteries, but this shop actually sells grocery items, wine and beer, cold cut sammies, BBQ sandwiches, and hot dogs. 

Edmondston-Alston House, 21 E. Battery

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  • Scene: This historic home appears in Season 2, Episode 4 as Carla Limbrey’s house
  • History: The house was built by Scottish shipping merchant Charles Edmondston in 1825 and today serves as a museum with Greek Revival interiors and collections of family portraits and silver.

Morris Island Lighthouse, 1750 E. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach

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  • Used for: This iconic landmark in Charleston can be spotted in the background of several scenes throughout the series. 
  • History: Head to Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve for a closer look at this historic lighthouse offshore. The structure was built in 1876 and is currently undergoing preservation efforts by Save the Light. 

The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene, 106 Haddrell Pt., Mt. Pleasant

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  • Used for: The Wreck is a popular local restaurant owned by Kiara Carrera’s parents
  • History: This eatery is called The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene in real life. Hurricane Hugo struck in 1989, wrecking The Richard & Charlene fishing boat right by where the restaurant now stands.

Haddrell’s Point, Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant

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  • Used for: This spot on Shem Creek was used as the entrance to Kildare Harbor, and is also the location of Heyward’s Seafood and The Wreck restaurants.
  • History: This area was named after George Haddrell, who was an early settler. During his Southern tour in 1791, President George Washington journeyed from Haddrell’s Point to Charleston.

Old Village, Mt. Pleasant

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  • Used for: Several scenes throughout the series are shot in this charming neighborhood that features homes, shops, and restaurants. The Kildare County Sheriff’s Station, pictured above, can be found in the Old Village at 281 Venning Street.
  • History: The Old Village dates back to the post civil war era. At the time, the area was used by well-to-do Charlestonians as a place to spend the summer and escape the heat. The Old Village Historic District was formed in 1979,

Dunes West Golf & River Club, 3535 Wando Plantation Way, Mt. Pleasant

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  • Scene: In Season 1, Episode 4, the outdoor movie scene is depicted on the lawn at Dunes West Golf & River Club.
  • Fun fact: You can take a peek of the set — the resort posted these shots.

Want to experience the show’s magic for yourself?

Eclectic Tours of Charleston offers an OBX Film Locations Tour guided by a background actor of the series. You can also take a Film Tour with Rebellion Roads and visit locations from both “Outer Banks” and “The Notebook.”