Filmed right here in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Nights in Rodanthe movie shares a lot about the town is was based in.
About Nights in Rodanthe Movie
This 2008 American/Australian romantic drama film is an adaptation of a 2002 novel by the famous author Nicholas Sparks. Based and filmed in the small seaside village of Rodanthe, Outer Banks visitors can visit many of the places where the book and movie take place! This film starred Richard Gere and Diane Lane and was rated PG-13 when it was released on September 26, 2008. Rodanthe is the northernmost village of the inhabited areas of Hatteras Island, and while the novel and movie are based on this specific town, some scenes were also filmed in North Topsail Beach, NC. The film did fairly well in the box office becoming Warner Bros.’ second highest-grossing film of 2008. While the house in the movie was damaged by a hurricane after the movie was filmed, the new owners have relocated the home, named Serendipity, to another part of the Outer Banks where tourists can visit.
Iconic Scene Locations
- Beach House “Serendipity”
Only the outside of this home was used in filming, but it is still a great place to visit.
- The “S” Turn North of Rodanthe
You can find this turn on highway NC 12 where a scene was filmed in the movie with a herd of “wild” Outer Banks ponies.
- Jo-Bob’s General Store
During the scene where the village residents purchase storm supplies, the exterior of this building is shown.
Hatteras Island Fishing Pier (the Rodanthe Pier)
The small store on the pier was used in two scenes of the movie including the main actors. During the before the storm scene there were interior shots taken inside the store. The after the hurricane party scene was also filmed there.
- Hatteras/Ocracoke Ferry Terminal
Both ground and aerial shots were taken at this location when Richard Gere arrives on Hatteras Island via the ferry.
- Old Oregon Inlet Station
This station was shot in the background of one of the scenes where Richard Gere and Diane Lane were walking along the beach.
- Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Center
As the first stop each day and Base of Operations, the crew spent most of their time here. With the costume shop, makeup trailer, catering trucks, machine shop, cast and crew trailers, business offices, and more, each day started and ended at this location.
If you’re planning a trip to the Outer Banks solely to visit these sites or you want to add this on to an already scheduled trip, make sure you are staying at the best rental homes the Outer Banks have to offer with Shoreline OBX. We provide a variety of vacations rentals guaranteed to meet your every need. For more information on the area make sure to check out our page of things to do in Corolla, NC as well as things to do in the Outer Banks, and download a copy of our free Outer Banks Vacation Guide. We look forward to booking your stay and hearing all about your Nights in Rodanthe Outer Banks adventure.