Paradise on Earth may be the fictional town of Kildare for our favorite Pogues in Outer Banks. But in the third season of the show—now streaming on Netflix—the close-knit friend group finds itself tangled in treasure-led adventures at new locations near and far from home. As you savor the latest installment, or breeze through it knowing the show has already been renewed for a fourth season, take a look at everything we know about where it was filmed.
Where Was Outer Banks Season 3 Filmed?
While the third season of OBX seems to take viewers to various locations (including the islands of Guadeloupe, Basseterre in St. Kitts, and Venezuela), it was filmed in Barbados and Charleston, South Carolina.
Barbados provides a backdrop for everything from the supposed deserted island dubbed Poguelandia to street scenes throughout the port city and island country’s capital of Bridgetown. While not officially confirmed, it looks the church that plays a key role in the events that unfold on the island is portrayed by St. John Parish Church. The romantic, Gothic-inspired structure was first erected in 1645. It has been destroyed by a hurricane and rebuilt more than once since its inception, according to Visit Barbados. The existing building has stood since 1836.
This isn’t the first time the show has tapped Barbados for filming. The Caribbean island—and a mansion that you can actually rent on it—was used in the second season to portray the Camerons’ vacation home in the Bahamas.
Although the Outer Banks is off the coast of North Carolina in real life, the production was filmed in Charleston, South Carolina. Outer Banks co-creator Jonas Pate originally imagined filming the show in Wilmington, North Carolina, where other shows like Dawson’s Creek and The Summer I Turned Pretty were filmed. The production opted for South Carolina instead due to a 2016 anti-LGBTQ bathroom bill that made it illegal in North Carolina to use a bathroom that doesn’t align with the sex you were assigned at birth. Part of the law was repealed in 2017. A settlement was reached in 2019 that ruled no one can be prevented from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity.
In South Carolina, we see many returning Charleston locations from previous seasons—including the Camerons’ Tanneyhill estate that’s captured at the historic Lowndes Grove. This season’s storyline also takes some of our favorite characters from the fictional version of the Outer Banks to Charleston, specifically the Charleston Museum. The real exterior of the Charleston Museum looks quite similar to the one that’s featured in the show.
Whether you’re itching for an island vacation (we suggest staying at the Hilton Barbados Resort that some of the OBX cast frequented) or looking for a stateside excursion in Charleston, either of the production’s main filming locations is worth a spot on your travel bucket list.
Outer Banks season 3 release date: When will it come out on Netflix?
Outer Banks season 3 arrived on Netflix on Thursday 23rd February.
Filming on season 3 kicked off in February 2022.
Outer Banks’ Instagram page posted a series of photos which features the main stars Chase Stokes (John B), Madelyn Cline (Sarah Cameron), Madison Bailey (Kiara), Jonathan Daviss (Pope), Rudy Pankow (JJ), Austin North (Topper), and Drew Starkey (Rafe Cameron) equipped with surfboards as they prepare to hit the beach.
The caption reads: “Wouldn’t wanna be stranded with anyone else. OBX3 is now in production.”
A third season was confirmed back in December 2021.
In a video posted on the streaming service’s official Twitter account, the cast of the show teased fans with an appearance, saying: “All the way from Poguelandia, season three baby!”
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