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5 Outer Banks locations you can actually visit

Holiday to South Carolina anyone?
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“The Outer Banks, paradise on Earth. It’s the sort of place where you either have two jobs or two houses. Two tribes, one island.”

And just like that, we were hooked. 

The Pogues, the Kooks, the hidden treasure; everything about Outer Banks is addicting, and it’s no surprise the Netflix series gained a cult-like following. 

Watch Below: Outer Banks season three official trailer

Not only is the cast amazing and the music perfect, but the scenery is to die for. Set in the Outer Banks, South Carolina, the show perfectly encapsulates summer. And whilst it was great to watch when we Aussies were *in* summer, it’s quite the jealousy-inducing watch as we head closer to winter. 

The answer? A trip to South Carolina of course! 

South Carolina is the perfect under-the-radar location for your next holiday. The perfect mix of good food, beautiful scenery and amazing beaches makes it a great pick for anyone. 

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Whether you’re heading on a girl’s trip, planning a family holiday or looking forward to a romantic getaway, the coastal state of South Carlina shouldn’t be overlooked. 

And the best part? For Outer Banks fans, the state is full of landmarks and locations straight from the series. From eating at Pope Heyward’s family’s restaurant to visiting the golf resort the Midsummer Night’s party was held, below, we round up the five best Outer Banks locations to visit. 

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Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant

The Pogues’ waterfront boat scene was filmed at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant. Don’t be fooled by the name ‘Creek’ – this beautiful location actually has a lot going for it. A quaint buzzing town features boardwalks and outdoor activities galore along with an inviting estuary where water lovers get busy all day long. The perfect partner to its stunning variety of seafood restaurants like Page’s Okra Grill and cozy accommodation like Post House

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Washington Square, Charleston

Live like John B and Sarah and visit Washington Square, Charleston. The pair visited this park during their day trip to UNC Chapel Hill and you definitely have to experience the picture-perfect park yourself to see azaleas, spanish moss, and ancient oak trees. Plus it’s close to the city’s historic district, which is another must see. 

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Fancy a Golf Resort break whilst living the Outer Banks Midsummer Night’s party in season one? Well, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the place to go. One of the nicest Golf resorts in South Carolina offering tennis, beachside activities, and stunning rooms to match.

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Geechie Seafood

Did your mouth water every time Pope Heyward’s dad’s seafood business was shown in the series? You’re in luck! It’s actually called Geechie Seafood and is located in Mount Pleasant and is just as delicious as it looked on Netflix.

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 Creekside Lands Inn

The first episode of the series features a real hotel that was badly affected by a hurricane. However, in reality, the hotel is not impacted by any such calamity, and it’s a fantastic place to stay while visiting South Carolina. The Creekside Lands Inn is a stunning vacation spot that offers a serene and picturesque setting in Charleston’s beautiful environs. It’s conveniently located just a 10-minute drive away from Folly Beach, making it an ideal base for exploring the area.

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