The Summer I Turned Pretty Filming Locations, Amazon Prime Show Cast, Synopsis

The Summer I Turned Pretty is a 2022 coming-of-age romance TV series created by Jenny Han and produced by Marty Scott, Jenny Zhang, Deborah Swisher, and Nicole Colombie under Big Red Bus, Sunswept Entertainment, Jenny Kissed Me, Wiip, and Amazon Studios.

Based on the young adult romance novel of the same name by Jenny Han, the Television show follows a girl named Belly who reunites with her two brothers and develops a love triangle with them. The movie is distributed by Amazon Studios and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Where was The Summer I Turned Pretty filmed?

The Summer I Turned Pretty was filmed at various locations inside Wilmington, North Carolina including the Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher. Filming began in June 2021 and wrapped up within October 2021 covering almost 5 months.

The Summer I Turned Pretty filming locations
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Wave Transit’s Padgett Station located on 520 North Third Street has been featured along with Cape Fear Country Club located at 1518 country club road near Oleander Drive. If you have watched Along For the Ride movie then you can easily spot the Cape Fear Club of Downtown Wilmington situated on 206 Chestnut Street.

The whole filming was done in and around Wilmington during summer 2021. You will find some scenes were done in greater Wilmington area and its backdrops. Fort Fisher located in Kure Beach, North Hanover country can be clearly seen in the first season. Some latest romances released in 2022 are Moriah’s Lighthouse, Who Rules The World, Father of the Bride, Modern Love, Good Mourning, etc.

Is Cousins beach a real place?

The author of the Amazon show has confirmed that Cousins Beach is a fictional town and doesn’t exist in real life. A beach was recreated inside Wilmington drawing inspiration from real life beach towns including the Cape God, Outer Banks, and the Hamptons.

Cast of The Summer I Turned Pretty

  • Lola Tung as Belly
  • Kelsey Rose Healey as Dara
  • Jackie Chung as Laurel
  • Gavin Casalegno as Jeremiah
  • Alfredo Narciso as Cleveland
  • Rachel Blanchard as Susannah
  • Rain Spencer as Taylor
  • Minnie Mills as Shayla
  • Christopher Briney as Conrad
  • Sean Kaufman as Steven
  • Summer Madison as Nicole
  • David Iacono as Cam
  • Nicole Marie Johnson as Clarissa
  • Jocelyn Shelfo as Marisa
  • Sarah Hudson as Paige
  • Connor Hammond as Liam
  • Shea Pritchard as Trevor
  • Jp Lambert as Jumper
  • Colin Ferguson as John Conklin
  • Braxton Alexander as Young Conrad
  • April Billingsley as Mika
  • Tom Everett Scott as Adam Fisher


The Summer I Turned Pretty follows a love triangle between one girl and two brothers. It has everything from first love to first heartbreak, and the magic of one perfect summer.


One of the best book adaptations that you can watch on Amazon Prime Video right now. The drama has been already renewed for a second season so the level of fans excitement is getting high.

We have watched the romance drama series with low expectations and realize that it worth a 7.9 rating on IMDb. The show is fun to watch and there are so many amazing things that you will love to experience.

Lakshya Kaushik

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