Filming location in The Shawshank Redemption

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Andy and Red reunite in Zihuatanejo

Andy Dufresne and Ellis “Red” Redding reunite on a serene beach, symbolizing freedom and a fresh start. This iconic moment was captured in the US Virgin Islands, specifically in Frederiksted, located on the island of St. Croix. For those interested in visiting the exact filming location, continue reading below or make use of the map pin icon in your navigation.

“I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”

Ellis “Red” Redding

Where was the reunion in Zihuatanejo scene filmed?

The memorable reunion of Andy, portrayed by Tim Robbins, and Red, portrayed by Morgan Freeman, took place on Sandy Point Beach, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, United States. This pristine beach, with its clear blue waters and sandy shores, painted the perfect backdrop for a tale of hope and redemption.

More about Sandy Point Beach

Sandy Point Beach isn’t just known for its cameo in the “Shawshank Redemption”. It is a renowned part of the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge and a nesting site for leatherback turtles. Managed as a National Wildlife Refuge, the beach is closed during turtle nesting season to protect these endangered creatures. The site offers not only breathtaking views but also a chance to witness the beauty of nature and its conservation efforts.

Scenes filmed at Sandy Point Beach

Andy and Red meet again in Zihuatanejo
The culmination of the journey of two friends, Andy (Tim Robbins) and Red (Morgan Freeman), was shot at this beautiful beach location. The scene showcases the vast expanse of the beach with the two characters reuniting, underlining the movie’s core theme of hope.

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