Using knowledge gained from some guys who went to the Lost set on Oahu several weeks ago, Jenn and I – along with her brother, Chris – trekked to the North Shore set of Lost last week.
We visited Papa’iloa beach, primary filming location for the main Lostaway beach, including the graveyard, Eko’s church and the main Lostaway encampment.
Here’s one, just for reading along:
So, in case any of you out there would like to visit the beach (Papa’iloa) yourselves, here are the easy directions:
- From Haleiwa on the North Shore, travel East on the Kamehameha Highway for about 2 – 3 miles.
- Just past a bus stop on either side of the road, you’ll see Papa’iloa Road on the left hand side. Turn Left here.
- Go about 300 yards and park in the unmarked beach parking lot on the left.
- Cross the street and pass through a narrow walkway to the public beach. NOTE: The public beach access sign is somewhat obscured, but the little pathway should be fairly obvious.
- Once you’re on the beach, walk West, back towards Haleiwa, about 200 – 300 yards. The set will be there among the treeline, ringed in Police tape.
Here’s a Google map, for a better illustration of the locale.
The guard who talked to us was actually pretty cool. Despite the fact that we were well within our rights to walk the public beach and take pictures onto private property, he could have made life miserable for us if we hadn’t stopped.
He admitted he was only one guy and once he realized we wouldn’t be rude or offensive, he turned a blind eye to some of our photography. All in all, not a bad outcome.
Honestly, since the graveyard and church are set apart from the rest of the set by about 50 yards, we got better pictures of that area since he didn’t want to leave the main set pieces.
Feel free to leave questions or kudos in the comments!