Welcome to Shorehaven: Where was Surviving Summer filmed?

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Set in the fictional coastal town of Shorehaven, Surviving Summer was primarily filmed in the Surf Coast Shire region of Victoria in Australia.

Located on the famous Great Ocean Road, the region is a popular tourist and surfing destination, known for its beaches, stunning coastal landscapes and vibrant communities.

Summer Torres and Ari Gibson

The series stars Sky Katz as Summer Torres, a rebellious New York teen who is sent to the small Australian coastal town of Shorehaven. In the second season, Summer will embark on a journey to join the Victorian state surfing team.

Joining the main cast are Kai Lewins as Ari Gibson, Annabel Wolfe as Wren, Joao Gabriel Marinho as Marlon Sousa, Lilliana Bowrey as Poppy Tetanui, and Savannah La Rain as Bodhi Mercer.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Surviving Summer, listed more or less in order of appearance.

The Shorehaven Location

The second season opens with Summer traveling from New York back to Shorehaven.

The coastal establishing shots were filmed on the famous Great Ocean Road, the country's most iconic and breathtaking drive, which stretches over 240 kilometers along the south coast of Victoria.

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Surviving Summer location
URBNSURF Melbourne is located in Tullamarine, just outside of the city.

Opened in 2020, this complex generates 30 different wave types and has a capacity of 84 surfers per hour.

The park provides a unique opportunity for both locals and tourists to enjoy perfect, consistent waves for surfers of all levels, from beginners to advanced riders, in a controlled and safe environment.
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Shorehaven Beach
The Shorehaven Beach in the second episode was filmed at the internationally renowned Bells Beach, located about 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Melbourne.

Known worldwide as a surfing mecca, Bells Beach is home to the Rip Curl Pro, one of the most prestigious events on the professional surfing circuit.
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Anchor Cove Sports Centre
The Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club doubled as the Anchor Cove Sports Centre.

Established in 1963, the club plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of beachgoers through its dedicated team of trained volunteer lifeguards in the Jan Juc area.
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Surviving Summer beach
Most of the third episode takes place at the Point Roadknight Beach in Anglesea.

As the VicScreen agency reported, the series was also filmed at the Anglesea's Point Addis Lookout and the Jan Juc Beach.
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Byron Bay town sign
In the fourth episode, the girls travel to Byron Bay in New South Wales.

This coastal town is known for its laid-back vibe, stunning beaches, and vibrant arts scene.
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Surviving Summer drehorte
However, the girls stay a little further north, at the Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort in Kingscliff.

You can stay in a studio with courtyard at this luxurious retreat for about $160 per night.
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Guvvos Beach
In Shorehaven, Ari and Marlon skateboard down the Great Ocean Road parallel to Guvvos Beach, overlooking the Anglesea Bay.
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Cumberland River Holiday Park
The camping in the fifth episode is the Cumberland River Holiday Park, a picturesque camping and caravan park located along the Great Ocean Road near Lorne.

Nestled beside the tranquil Cumberland River, this location is a good base for exploring the surrounding area and relatively nearby attractions such as the iconic Twelve Apostles.
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