Netflix’s teen drama series, Outer Banks, returned with its second season in July, with audiences getting another chance to soak up the beautiful coastal setting and boat-loving characters.
The show follows a group of working class teens living at The Cut as they search for the missing father of John B.
Here’s everything you need to know about where Outer Banks is set and the locations used when filming.
Where is Outer Banks set?
The Netflix teen drama is set on a fictional town and island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The Outer Banks are a collection of barrier islands on the East coast of America, sitting next to North Carolina and Virginia.
The location is a popular spot for tourists in the area thanks to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which is an important biodiversity zone in the US.
Islands included within the Outer Banks are Currituck Banks, Bodie Island, Roanoke Island, Hatteras Island, Ocracoke Island, Core Banks and Bogue Banks.
Where is Outer Banks filmed?
The series is filmed south of the actual Outer Banks in Charleston, South Carolina. The scenes involving water take place on Mount Pleasant’s Shem Creek.
Other locations used are Pitt Street, Hunting Island, the Hunting Island Lighthouse and Lowndes Grove.
The Wreck, which is the restaurant Kiara works in during the series, is actually a real place in Mount Pleasant, known as the Wreck of the Richard and Charlene.
The series was originally set to film on the real-life Outer Banks area in Wilmington, North Carolina. However, Netflix decided not to film there because of the state’s House Bill 2 legislation.
The legislation, known as ‘the bathroom law’, requires transgender people to use the bathroom belonging to the sex they were assigned at birth.
The law deterred the series from shooting in the state, and so instead they chose South Carolina as second choice.
Speaking to the Wilmington Star-News, co-creator Jonas Pate said: “When we wrote it, it was 100 percent Wilmington in our heads. We wanted to film it here. But Netflix made the right decision to insist on inclusivity and we completely agree with them.”
How to watch Outer Banks season 2
Outer Banks season two will be available on Netflix from Friday 30 July.
The entire season will be released in one batch, allowing viewers to binge it all in one go.