If you’re looking for “Outer Banks” filming locations, then you’re in the right place, but don’t book a hotel in North Carolina’s Outer Banks region yet. While the beloved Netflix series follows Kooks and Pogues as they embark on a treasure hunt through North Carolina’s stringy barrier islands, the series wasn’t filmed in the Outer Banks at all. Co-creator Jonas Pate originally planned to film the show in Wilmington, N.C. However, he moved production to Charleston, S.C., in 2017 after North Carolina passed House Bill 2, which mandated that transgender individuals use the bathroom that aligned with their sex at birth.
The action-packed teen mysterama was renewed for a fourth season in February, meaning there’s more “woogity woogity”-filled revelry ahead. If you’re a ride-or-die P4L and want the true “OBX” experience, book a trip to Poguelandia — erm, Charleston — using our guide below as your Royal Merchant map. As always with these guides, there are spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution if you haven’t seen the show. Keep your eye out for the marshes, seafood shacks, beaches and sprawling country clubs shown throughout the series and, as a friendly reminder, be careful of who you hang with lest ye go full Kook.