Pictures from the set of Lost

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.

Check out the pics on Flickr.

Here’s one, just for reading along:

Graveyard, Eko's Church and Me.

So, in case any of you out there would like to visit the beach (Papa’iloa) yourselves, here are the easy directions:

  1. From Haleiwa on the North Shore, travel East on the Kamehameha Highway for about 2 – 3 miles.
  2. 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.
  3. Go about 300 yards and park in the unmarked beach parking lot on the left.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

7 thoughts on “Pictures from the set of Lost

  1. Lisa says:

    My husband & I want to thank you SO much for your directions to the set…they were right on. We were there last week and it was great to be able to go over and see everything. At first we thought the set looked like homeless people had set up shop there! The first guard we saw at the campsite didn’t say a word to us. We did go further on down the beach and saw where they keep the trailers for the actors and some of the equipment they use for filming. There was a policeman there who came right over in his jeep and yelled at us. He noticed me taking a picture before he came over (I didn’t even see him among all the other jeeps there) and I was really afraid he was going to take my camera or memory card away, but he didn’t. He just said we had to stay on the beach and get out of there. When we walked back past the church and campsite he had driven there and was standing on the edge looking intimidating but didn’t say anything to us so we just kept walking. Also, one big reason we went to Honolulu last week is because we had tickets to the U2/Pearl Jam concert and we saw most of the Lost cast there. We had out picture taken with Naveen Andrews and were no more than 2 feet away from Evangaline and Domenic (I think that’s the name of the guy who plays Charlie) they just ignored us as if we were invisible when we tried to speak to them. Naveen was VERY nice though. We saw everyone else from a distance. Anyway, we wanted to write and thank you very much for the information because it was such a thrill to go there and we never would have found it without you!

  2. Nabil Shouhayib says:

    Hey man,
    thats amazing im a big lost fan and im on the way to hawaii to visit my dad and i wanted to know basically everything and piece of advice you can say about the beach and the guards. can you see everything?
    thank you so much my trip is gonna be amazing
    please respond to

  3. Brenda Hamlin-Lehmann says:

    I’m a big LOST fan and want to thank you for the information regarding the set location. My friend lives in Wahiawa and was not sure where it was located. Will be visiting soon. This will make my trip well worth all the money.

  4. mike says:

    Nice. I was there last week. Didn’t go all the way, but did most of the beach. Didn’t feel like walking too much. Didn’t see any security, just signs. It was pretty cool to be on the same beach though. I heard of the beach from our fishing captian, because we were out in the ocean next to it fishing.

  5. janice says:

    just returned from hawaii on 1-24-09……have been waiting to check out the beach since i found this site last year……directions to beach we perfect……sand on the beach is a bitch to walk on……camp is still there but rather shut up with a police type tape fence along the frontage of beach……there was a guy in there who i talked with who told me they had filmed there a couple weeks earlier…….BUT THE BEST IS I FOUND THE “OTHERS’ CAMP” just came across it as i was driving back from kaena point , past haleiwa……right there on the main road……it is actually a YMCA camp, on both sides of the road, once again a guard told me they filmed there 2 days before we passed….there was a burned out house and a burned out vw bus, the one hurley drove….i have pics but must get my daught to download here for all to see…..

  6. David says:

    Janice – I’m headed there next week, so I’m glad to hear that there are still things on the beach. Thanks for the directions Seth, I’ll put them to good use!

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