Surviving Summer: Is Shorehaven a real place in Australia?

Surviving Summer S2. (L to R) Sky Katz as Summer Torres, Kai Lewins as Ari Gibson in Surviving Summer S2. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Surviving Summer S2. (L to R) Sky Katz as Summer Torres, Kai Lewins as Ari Gibson in Surviving Summer S2. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /
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Surf’s up, Surviving Summer fans! The second season of the popular teen series is available to stream on Netflix, and Summer’s back in the small coastal town of Shorehaven on a mission. But it’s been a year since she left, so her arrival is sure to surprise others.

After leaving Shorehaven at the end of the first season, Summer returned home to New York to find herself missing her friends and surfing. She started taking her board to the nearby Rockaway Beach and practiced her surfing skills. Over time, she gained a love for surfing, and this newfound passion turned into her wanting to take the surfing craft seriously.

Now, a year has passed, and she’s ready to show her Australian friends and the judges that she has what it takes to make the State Team and compete at Nationals.

While watching the teen series, you might find yourself wondering if Shorehaven is a real place. Fortunately, we know the answer and shared it below!

Surviving Summer: Is Shorehaven a real place in Australia?

Surviving Summer primarily takes place in the surf-obsessed town of Shorehaven in Victoria, Australia. However, this is not a real town in Australia. It’s a fictional town that was developed by the writers for the show. But it’s believed that the real towns of Anglesea and Wye River in Victoria, Australia were used to create the fictional town of Shorehaven. So while you won’t find any place called Shorehaven in Australia, you can visit Anglesea and Wye River which doubles as the fictional coastal town.

Production on the second season took place on the beaches and the scenic Surf Coast along the Great Ocean Road on Wadawurrung Country in Victoria, Australia.

Some of the beaches where scenes were shot are Bells Beach, Jan Juc Beach, and Anglesea’s Point Roadknight Beach. Also, filming took place around the coastal towns of Byron Bay and Kingscliff.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for any new updates on a potential Surviving Summer season 3!

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