Ever wanted to feel like a movie star? Hunting for filming locations are for the hardcore movie fans, but if you’re choosing a holiday destination for your next holiday, it’s always good to know what interesting things are around to visit. Walking in the footsteps of Leonardo Di Caprio, Sean Connery or Julia Roberts always offers a fantastic photo opportunity. Since summer is around the corner, I’ve listed my top beach movie locations to visit.
10 Seaside Locations You Can Visit From Famous Movies
The Beach – The Island of Ko Phi Phi Leh, Thailand
The cult movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Tilda Swinton was filmed on the island of Ko Phi Phi Leh, off Thailand’s west coast and it can be easily reached by boat from Krabi. Travel in luxury to Thailand like a movie star and visit Ko Phi Phi.
Mamma Mia – Skopelos, Greece
The ultimate summer feel-good movie with catchy ABBA songs was filmed in Greece, lots of them on the picturesque island of Skopelos (Kalokairi in the film). The island is in the Aegean Sea off the coast of mainland Greece.
Cast Away – Monuriki, Fiji
The Oscar-nominated movie’s location is now became a tourist attraction following the film’s release. Monuriki. is one of the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji.
Dr. No – Crab Key, Jamaica
Starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress was filmed at Crab Key, Ocho Rios in Jamaica. There are other Jamaican locations used in the film and the country often is being referred as Ian Fleming’s second home.
The Talented Mr Ripley – Ischia, Italy
Behind the fictional town of Mongibello, Positano was used as the inspiration and the beautiful Amalfi Coast and provided the stylish surroundings for the movie. They filmed the movie entirely in Italy, and for the seaside scenes they used the little villages on the islands of Ischia and Procida.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Montauk, Long Island
The sun-soaked beaches of Montauk is where some of the most famous scenes of a the movie (starring by Jim Carrey) was filmed , along with the oldest lighthouses in New York: the Montauk Point Lighthouse (built in 1792).
Eat, Pray, Love – Padang Padang Beach, Bali
Padang Padang Beach is located at Jalan Labuhan Sait, Pecatu village, not far from the famous Uluwatu temple. (It’s a free beach.) Since Julia Roberts found love and herself again in the movie whilst visiting Bali, the country has welcomed a steady stream of people hoping to do the same.
Lord of The Flies – Vieques, Puerto Rico
The famous 1963 movie was filmed on Vieques. The film’s visuals are as powerful as the book’s word and the jungle paradise with miles of palm-fringed beaches has a lot of credit to this.
Jaws – Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
One of the most famous and legendary movie in the motion picture history was filmed mainly on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts and is is an island located south of Cape Cod. It is the 58th largest island in the US. Nowadays, you can even go on a Jaws Tour and visit the main locations.
Saving Private Ryan – Wexford, Ireland
Ballinesker and Curracloe beaches in Wexford, Ireland, was the area what they used to stand in for Omaha Beach in Normandy. The beautiful and dramatic surroundings are great for long walks.
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