Where was Baywatch filmed? The Emerald Bay Beach Location

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Set in the fictional Emerald Bay in Broward County, Florida, the 2017 Baywatch movie was filmed on several beaches and locations in Florida and Georgia.

The original 90s television series on which this flick is based was set in Malibu, but the hit show was shot primarily on the Will Rogers State Beach in Santa Monica Bay, California.

Baywatch film location

Starring Dwayne Johnson (Fast and Furious, Jumanji 2) and Zac Efron (17 Again, High School Musical), the main cast is completed by Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Bass, and Kelly Rohrbach.

The film includes the mandatory cameos with David Hasselhoff (Mitch Buchannon) and Pamela Anderson (Casey Jean Parker).

Welcome to Emerald Bay and our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Baywatch.

The Baywatch Emerald Bay Beach

Emerald Bay Baywatch
Emerald Bay is an amalgam of locations that thanks to some movie magic, appears on the screen as a single town.

In the first 10 minutes alone, before the title credits have finished rolling, we've already seen about six locations in two different states.

Boca Raton Inlet
In the opening scene, Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon (The Rock) rescues a kite surfer who had an accident hitting his head against a rock underwater.

This sequence was filmed at the Boca Raton Inlet in Florida.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Baywatch Beach Location
The scene where Mitch talks to the surfer was filmed nearby, at Boca Raton's South Beach, between the Presidential Place Condominium and Boca Raton Beach Club.

By the way, don't expect to find any lifeguard towers like the green ones from the movie, as they were just built and dismantled after the shoot.
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Emerald Bay Beach
The next scene with the sand castle and policeman Sergeant Garner was filmed at Deerfield Beach in Florida, near the International Fishing Pier.
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Huntley Club
However, The Huntley Club beach where Mitch finds the "flakka" and talks to Victoria Leeds is the Boca Raton Beach Club again.

The party scene was also filmed at the Boca Raton Resort.
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Where is Baywatch set
The beach where Ronnie and Dave meet C. J. Parker is quite far away: this scene was filmed on Tybee Island beach in Georgia.

Several scenes were recorded here, including the lifeguard tryouts and the scene where the crew saves a mom and her kids at the pier.
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Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
The scene where Matt (Zac Efron) arrives at Emerald Bay with the motorbike was filmed on North Broadwalk in Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, back in Florida, between Garfield and Grant Street.
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Emerald Bay Location
The Emerald Bay Municipal Center, the lifeguard's team base, is the Unidad of Miami Beach building, a senior citizen center near Ocean Terrace in Miami Beach.
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Baywatch drehort
The morgue scene was filmed at Savannah’s Memorial University Medical Center in Georgia.

The next sequence, pictured, was filmed at Forsyth Park in the historic district of Savannah.
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Where is Baywatch Beach
The jet ski chase scene at Emerald Bay Marina was actually shot at Estill Hammock Marina on Chimney Creek, also in Tybee Island.

According to the local press, the production was filming in Tybee Island for about two weeks.
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  1. few scenes was filmed by Pier 66 in Ft Lauderdale, where the Yacht where the drugs was found, was docked by Pier 66, I reconigzed the hotel

  2. I was checking this area on Google Earth and when finding the round hotel - Pier 66 Marina, I backed up south to the area of 15th St Fisheries. Right across the channel to the east is the Yacht they used in the movie. The Star Ship is docked right there.

  3. So the photo with zach on the motorcycle was actually filmed on Hollywood beach, Florida


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