Animal Kingdom on TNT

Animal Kingdom TNT Filmed in Oceanside

Oceanside has a long standing relationship with Hollywood by being a filming location to several major motion pictures including Top Gun, Bring It On, and Sands of Iwo Jima. Additionally, Hollywood’s rich and famous have made Oceanside their celebrity hideaway, escaping the big city and enjoying the beautiful weather and relaxed local atmosphere.

Hollywood once again has set it sights on the quaint beach town to film the hit drama series Animal Kingdom (2016) featured on the TNT Network. During the first moments of season 1, the audience is immediately introduced to a young 17-year old boy, Joshua “J” Cody, who tragically loses his mother to a drug overdose and is sent to live with his extended family in Oceanside, CA. He soon realizes that he isn’t living with any ordinary family and that his new family makes their living by participating in dangerous activities. This intense, fictional drama stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Finn Cole, Ben Robson, Jake Weary and Daniella Alonso.

Can’t get enough of the Cody family? Don’t worry! Animal Kingdom has renewed for a third season, making fans around the world jump for joy.

Animal Kingdom Oceanside Filming Locations

Where is Animal Kingdom filmed? The hit TNT crime drama Animal Kingdom (2016) is filmed right here in Oceanside, CA!

Shawn Hatosy said it best in an interview with San Diego Magazine (June 2016), “Oceanside plays such a big role in the show. It is a character in and of itself. The way of life. The attitude of the locals. The surf.” Click here to read the complete interview “Seven Minutes with Shawn Hatosy.”

Season 1 of the show included over 20 filming locations and Season 2 featured over 70 local filming locations, with a number of iconic Oceanside landmarks such as the Oceanside Pier, The Strand and Oceanside Transit Center as the backdrop. To give the series a local flare, many real Oceanside surf shops and restaurants are included within the script and mentioned in the show. How many Oceanside locations can you reference while watching the series?

Check out this awesome Sizzle Reel highlighting some of the incredible Oceanside locations featured in Season 1.

Want to get a little closer to the action? We have narrowed down the 70+ Oceanside Filming Locations featured in Animal Kingdom to the following 10 locations giving you a self-guided itinerary of where all of the cinematic magic took place.

Please note that some of these locations are privately owned, so use discretion when approaching each location.

Animal Kingdom- Filming Location - Oceanside Pier
Oceanside Pier

200 N. The Strand
Oceanside, CA 92054

Animal Kingdom- Film Location - Oceanside Pier Plaza
Oceanside Pier Plaza

200 The Strand N.
Oceanside, CA 92054

Animal Kingdom Filming Location - Deran Cody's Bar
Daren Cody’s Bar

314 Wisconsin Ave
Oceanside, CA 92054
(filming location only)

Animal Kingdom- Filming Locations- Harbor
Harbor Pelican Deli & Mart

1380 N. Pacific Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
(Oceanside Harbor)

Oceanside Airport
Oceanside Airport

480 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92054

Real Surf Shop Animal Kingdom Scout II
Real Surf Shop

1101 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054

larrys beach club Oceanside
Larry’s Beach Club

1145 S. Tremont Street
Oceanside, CA 92054

Animal Kingdom- Filming Location-Tower 9
Lifeguard Tower 9

Oceanside Blvd & S. Pacific St.
Oceanside, CA 92054

Flying Pig Oceanside restaurant
Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen

626 S. Tremont Street
Oceanside, CA 92054

Animal Kingdom- Filming Locations- Tyson Street Park
Tyson Street Park

Located along the Strand S.

Accessible at S. Pacific St & Tyson St.
Oceanside, CA 92054

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More About Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom: Season 2 Trailer 

Meet the Family 

Behind the Scenes: Getting into Character

Behind the Scenes: Meet the Codys

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