Five of the best seaside film locations
Some of the most iconic films ever made have used the ocean as their backdrop. Whether it’s to highlight the romance of a moment, the isolation felt by characters or intense drama, filmmakers often turn to the seaside to help illustrate their story.
Here is a list of some of the best seaside locations featured on the silver screen.
THAILAND — “THE BEACH”
Leonardo Dicaprio’s character goes on a journey to find a secret idyllic Thai beach, where a sort of utopian society exists. For this filmmakers searched for paradise, eventually finding it near Phuket on the main beach of Phi Phi Leh Island, Hat Maya. Environmentalists voiced their opposition to using the beach during filming following concerns the area would be damaged. However production went ahead and since the release of “The Beach” Phi Phi Leh island has become a popular tourist destination for travelers wanting to experience utopia too.