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With a Charleston storyline, ‘The Beach House’ is mostly shot on Tybee Island


Into today’s fast-paced society, we all dream of owning a place to escape to paradise. If Hallmark Channel’s adaptation of The Beach House is making you want to jet off to your very own low-country beach house, you’re not alone: The real-life Georgia setting is both a popular spot for vacations and film crews. It needed no props or backdrops to create an earthly taste of heaven.

While The Beach House is set in Charleston, South Carolina, most of the movie was actually filmed just further south on Georgia’s Tybee Island, a scenic, coastal area south of Hilton Head Island. Tybee Island is a city and a barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles east of Savannah, United States. Though the name “Tybee Island” is used for both the island and the city, geographically they are not identical: Only part of the island’s territory lies within the city.

The quaint little island, which is home to just 3,000 residents, was the perfect place for to come to life, thanks to its beautiful beaches and marshes and population of loggerhead turtles, which are a key part of the story. When Cara finds her life spinning out of control, she returns to the Lowcountry to visit her mother. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart as she becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and repairs the family beach house.

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