Waves, Camera, Action: Beautiful Movie Beaches To Go To For A Holiday

Waves, Camera, Action: Beautiful Movie Beaches To Go To For A Holiday
The popular Maya Beach, which was featured in the movie 'The Beach', Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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Movie buffs, follow a trail that takes you to beaches featured and made popular by cinema

Who can ever forget iconic movie scenes? Such as the place where Dobby, a free elf was buried or where we saw Tom Cruise in The Beach. Here's a list of a few beaches featured in movies that you can visit.

Harry Potter: Freshwater West Beach

The backdrop for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1Nothing, not even reading the book a few years in advance, could prepare Potterheads for the devastating effect of watching Dobby’s death on screen. In Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part 1, we see Harry Potter bury Dobby the Free Elf, with the fictionalized Shell Cottage in the backdrop. The iconic scene was shot on Freshwater West Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales and is visited by fans all over the world—magical, and otherwise.


Mamma Mia: Kastani Beach

Mamma Mia! Here we go againMamma Mia. You love it, hate it or maybe tolerate it, but you can’t deny that the setup of this sugar-sweet musical is gorgeous. The 2008-film based on all the songs of ABBA was with was shot in the Greek island of Skopelos. We saw Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth belt out their feelings and lay all their love (literally) at Kastani Beach, the bright blue beach in the island.


The Beach: Maya Beach

The gorgeous Maya Beach in ThailandLeonardo Di Caprio-starrer The Beach may not have hit the box office success it wished, but it certainly made its set rise to fame. The ‘beach’ so referred to in the film is shot at Maya Beach in Thailand, and instantly became famous for its waters. Recently, however, with the growing number of tourists picking Maya as their destination, there has been an adverse impact on the eco system. The beach is indefinitely closed now to recover.


The Notebook: El Matador Beach

Where The Notebook was shotThe Notebook is every romantic’s favourite film—and for good reason. Starring the amazing Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and a plotline based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, the film was a commercial success. Although it’s hard to choose, one of the most iconic scenes is when the characters Ally (in her red polka-dotted bikini) & Noah go swimming on the beach in the summer and scream “I feel as free as a bird!” The beach featured in the movie is the El Matador State beach in Malibu, California and you can visit it to recreate your own version!  


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