Where was Kissing Booth 3 filmed? The Beach House & the Waikiki Waves Park

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The third and final installment of The Kissing Booth was filmed simultaneously with the second movie in 2019. The three flicks share most of the filming locations, although the luxury Flynn family beach house is only featured in part 3.

Also, all the three teen comedy movies were primarily filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, with a few scenes shot in California, where the whole story unfolds.

The main cast

On this occasion, Elle Evans (played by Joey King) has to choose between going to Berkeley with her best mate, Lee (Joel Courtney), or Harvard with her boyfriend, Noah (Jacob Elordi). The kids will try to pass the last summer before college having as much fun as they can completing their ultimate bucket list.

You can find here our list with all the locations where the first The Kissing Booth was filmed, and also, following this link the ones from the second part of the trilogy.

R44 road
The third film picks up (and ends) where part two left off, with the friends driving on the R44 road east of Cape Town, with spectacular views of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve mountains in one side and the ocean in False Bay in the other.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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UShaka Marine World aquarium
The road trip in California combines some establishing shots filmed in the Golden State (Fisherman’s Wharf Sign, Oracle Park, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge) with footage of the actors filmed on location in South Africa.

Pictured, the UShaka Marine World aquarium in Durban, South Africa, doubling as Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar
The beach bar where Elle works to make some money for college is the Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar in Hout Bay Beach, situated in a cool suburb in southern Cape Town.
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The Kissing Booth Flynn Mansion
The Flynn’s family incredible mansion was extended using digital effects: the structure only has one level.

Located in the exclusive Eagles Nest neighborhood in Cape Town, the house contains four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a huge garden with views of Table Mountain National Park.

This 15,000 square feet villa served as the location of the 2020 Love Island edition of the British ITV program.
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The Kissing Booth 3 Beach House

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The Flynns want to sell the superb beach house, which contains many memories of the kids' childhood.

This front beach property is located at 35 Green Point Drive in Palmcliffe, Ezembeni. Palmcliffe is a quiet village located about 25 miles (40km) south of Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu South Coast.

In this relatively remote area, you can find from the secluded stretch of white sand beach where the movie was filmed to a number of nature reserves, boasting exuberant plant and animal African life.
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The Beach Bucket List kicks off cliff jumping in... Mexico! Well, the production just used stock images of the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur.
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Kissing Booth Waterpark
The amusement park in the background of the next scene is the Pacific Park in Santa Monica Pier.

The duo eats donuts in Randy's Donuts, a 24-hour shop at 805 W Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood, also in California.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Pacific Park / Randy's Donuts

The Waikiki Waves Waterpark

Waikiki Waves
The Waikiki Waves Waterpark is actually uShaka Marine World in Durban, featuring the underground aquarium used at the beginning of the movie and also, a shipwreck of a real 1920 cargo ship.

However, the Mario Kart scene was filmed somewhere else, the Waikiki Wheels kart track was added via CGI to the aerial view of the park.
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The short scene with Elle and Lee taking a walk along a seafront promenade was filmed on Victoria Road in Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town.
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Hollywood sign scene
There are several locations that were already used in the previous films: The Hollywood sign scene was filmed in the real spot in Los Angeles.

The Playland Arcade where Elle and Lee play Dance Dance Mania is located at the Pacific Park pier of Santa Monica, although the interior was filmed on a studio set in South Africa.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Hollywood sign / Playland Arcade

Wynberg Park Cape Town
The park gazebo was built to shot scenes for the three films on location at Wynberg Park in Cape Town.
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Jagger Library
There is an establishing shot filmed at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles.

However, the interior room (pictured) was filmed at the magnificent reading room of the University of Cape Town's historic Jagger Library before the fire that entirely destroyed the building in April 2021.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: USC Cinematic Arts / Jagger Library

Los Angeles Country Day festival
The six years later scene was filmed in the same place (and probably at the same time) as the Los Angeles Country Day festival scene from Kissing Booth 2.

The Rooiplein square is located at the Stellenbosch University campus, a city situated around 50 miles east of Cape Town.
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1- Anonymous - August 13, 2021 at 6:16 PM
The scene where Elle and Lee were at the beachfront at night, talking after their big fight was filmed in Durban, at the beachfront.

2- Missy - August 17, 2021 at 11:57 AM
The Mario Kart scene was filmed at Grand West go-kart track.


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