Many people dream of visiting film sets, but they could be closer than you think. On the Beach has created a brand new interactive tool named ‘Sun, Sand, Sea and Cinema’.
The online travel agency has picked by hand 50 of the best beaches that served as movie sets. The site has then pinned them onto a interactive map for you to explore. With just one click, you can learn more about the film itself, the location and even see iconic scenes from the films listed. As if that was not enough, you can use Google Street View to get up close and personal with the beaches.
- ‘Some Like it Hot’ (1958) was filmed at the famous Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego.
- Planet of the Apes (1968) was actually filmed in Malibu, not New York as the ending would have you believe.
- ‘Jaws’ (1975) was filmed in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
- ‘Chariots of Fire’ (1981) created one of the most memorable scenes ever on West Sands beach in St. Andrew’s in the UK.
- ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998) was based on the beaches of Normandy, but was filmed in County Wexford, Ireland.
- ‘The Beach’ (2000) starring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed on the Thai island Ko Phi Phi.
- ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ (2011) was based around a ‘lads’ holiday in Malia, however it was actually filmed in Magaluf, though some might say the resorts are one and the same.
So, there you have it. Why not visit one of these famous locations listed here or head to the interactive map to see for yourself!