Posted on 04/19/2013
Did you know that one of the most popular areas for filming on the East Coast is Wilmington? Brunswick Beaches neighbor just a little to the north is famous for shows such as Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill as well as many movies. But Wilmington isn’t the only place for filming around here. Southport and Oak Island have become very popular locations for filming as well. Films of Southport include I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Secret Life of Bees and many more! The recently released Nicholas Sparks book turned film, Safe Haven was filmed right here in Southport. That’s right! Last year Southport was host to Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamal as they filmed the love story which takes place in Southport. We even had a visit from Fergie last year, who came to visit her husband during Fourth of July. This isn’t the first time Southport has been host to a Nicholas Sparks novel turned movie either. Many scenes of A Walk to Remember were filmed right here as well! Brunswick Beaches own Southport is such a beautiful area, it is coveted by Hollywood’s finest as a filming location.
Filming has started yet again in Southport. The Stephen King novel turn series “Under the Dome” is filming now in Southport, Wilmington, and Burgaw. I have been trying to get a spot as an extra in this show. I tried and failed with Safe Haven” but am determined this time around. If I am able to be on set, I will for sure take notes and share my experience right here on Visit Brunswick Beaches. Under the Dome is said to air its pilot in late June. Check out your local listings! If you’ve been to Southport before, watch the show to see if you recognize any landmarks. And if you haven’t been to Southport before, come on down! You wouldn’t know this friendly small southern town is the Hollywood of the east. I know I’ve said it before, but I love where I live!
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