Heyyy you guys! Avast ye and listen up, for I have a tale to tell ye about the Goonies filming locations. Have ye ever wondered where Mikey, Data, Chunk, Mouth, and Sloth embarked on their booty-busting adventure? Well, shiver me timbers and hoist the Jolly Roger, because we're about to journey to the very spot where this swashbuckling movie was filmed. We're setting our course for Astoria, Oregon, where the Goonies' treasure hunt all began on the Oregon Coast. So come aboard, ye scallywags, and let's set sail on a journey to uncover buried treasure.
Growing up in the eighties was just simply awesome. And while we didn't have a lot of really cool high-tech things to play with, our time was mostly filled with wrecking on our bikes, catching bugs, and of course wishing we were a real life Goonie.
I have another fun fact for all you movie fans out there before we proceed. Kindergarten Cop, was also another great movie filmed in Astoria!
The Goonies, among other great movies like The Ghostbusters, comes from a time when they really made a lot of great kids movies. The movies today for kids aren't bad, but I feel most of them can't even touch the movies we grew up with as they lack the imagination and magic that went into so many great films in those days.
The Goonies was a huge part of my childhood, and to this day remains one of my favorite movies ever made. While my children maybe don't have the same love for it that us eighties babies did, they still appreciate the flick.
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Personally, I have now made my way to the Goondocks many times. That is, of course, Astoria. As a native Oregonian writing this, I am truly grateful to be so close to the hometown of one of the best movies ever made in the 80s.
Goonies Filming Locations
First on the list of Goonies locations, and probably one of the most popular tourist attractions for Goonies lovers, was The Goonie's House in Astoria. The home is generally better known as Mikey's house. If you’re a true fan, then you know that visiting the infamous Goonie’s house is a must-do on your treasure-hunting adventure.
The iconic two-story Victorian house was famously featured in the 1985 Steven Spielberg classic and has become a popular tourist attraction and local phenomenon over the past four decades. In fact, it was recently sold to Behman Zakeri for $1.65 million, nearly 40 years after the movie first made it famous.
You might be wondering where you can find the iconic two-story Victorian house from the movie. Well, the house is located in Astoria, Oregon, along the picturesque Pacific Coast.
The house, which is better known as Mikey’s house, has been a popular tourist attraction for years, drawing in crowds of devoted fans from all over the world. But what you might not know is that the house has changed hands several times over the years, and the newest owner has recently opened up the Goonies House to the public for tours.
That’s right, you can now walk through the very same halls and climb up the same attic where Mikey and his friends plotted their epic adventure. So come on down and relive your childhood dreams of finding One-Eyed Willie’s treasure!
Address: 304 38th Street, Astoria, Oregon, USA
1. Opening Scene at John Warren Field
One of the film locations is from the beginning credits when the Fratellis are being pursued by the police, and Andy (Kerri Green) is leading cheer practice. Unfortunately, we have learned the football field was torn down in 2015. The site is now home to the Columbia Memorial Hospital, but some of the grassy area from John Warren field is still visible.
The John Warren Field previously was at 20th and Exchange Street in Astoria, Oregon.
2. Data's House From The Goonies
In the scene where Brand steals the little girl's bike, he does so in front Of Data's house. You will find Data's house on 304 38th St, in Astoria, Oregon.
Keep in mind just like Mikey's house, this is also a private residence. Parking at the nearby Astor Elementary School and walking to the homes would be the best idea to make sure and not bother the people currently living here. You'll also find a great viewpoint from the waterfront area which is across the highway.
3. Flavel House Museum
Remember where Mikey's dad works? Here's the place. It's known as the Flavel House Museum, and it is absolutely gorgeous. This Queen-Anne style house was built by millionaire Columbia River bar pilot Captain George Flavel, and in fact is now on the National Register of Historic Places. You will find this spot at 441 8th St, in Astoria, Oregon.
4. Lower Columbia Bowl
Remember when Chunk smashes his pizza and milkshake on the window? One of the funniest moments from Chunk of course, during the police car chase in the opening scene. And it was at the Lower Columbia Bowl, which you can find on 826 Marine Dr, again in Astoria, Oregon.
Hell you may even decide to stop in for a game, where they offer state of the art scoring systems, synthetic lanes, dollar off nights, and a bar.
5. The Store in Astoria
When The Goonies went to the store, this is where they went. It's just around the corner from their house in the movie. Signs had been changed to make this building into a grocery store, and the unsightly wires and poles have since been removed.
The sign says 37th Street and Lief Erikson Drive. Leif Erikson Drive is an Extension of Marine Drive and is also Highway 30. It's the main drag through Astoria going along the Columbia River. It's also called East Columbia River Highway on some maps, although I've personally never heard anyone call it by that!
6. Mouth's House
In the early scenes of the movie, Mouth's house serves as a prominent filming location. Located just up the hill from the County Jail, it features the front of the house in one scene, while another captures Mouth in his bedroom with a stunning view of the actual location visible through the window.
Address: 32 Skyline Avenue, Astoria
7. Astoria Coffee Co
Don't forget to make a brief stop at the crosswalk across from Astoria Coffee Co in Astoria. This spot is where you can catch a glimpse of Rosalita crossing the street while the Fratellis speed past in a frantic chase with the police.
Address: 304 37th St, Astoria, OR 97103
8. Ecola State Park
The Fratelli family's hideout, the Lighthouse Lounge, was built at Ecola Point and then unfortunately taken down when the movie wrapped. Today is Ecola State Park is a heavily visited recreation Park on the Oregon Coast.
According to Sean Astin, he was allowed to keep the treasure map used in the film. However, the map was lost forever when his mother discovered it several years later, thought it was just a crinkled piece of paper, and threw it in the trash.
Address: Cannon Beach, OR 97110
9. Oregon Film Museum
Ah yes, we can't forget the exciting jail break scene. Today, the old jail is a museum! In a daring attempt to free his incarcerated brother from Clatsop County Jail, Francis takes matters into his own hands. With a tank of gasoline and a shot from his pistol, he sets the jailhouse ablaze, reveling in his triumph. Seeking refuge at the Lighthouse Lounge, Francis and his family bask in their newfound freedom.
However, the celebrations are cut short when a pair of FBI agents arrive to confront the Fratellis. In the ensuing confrontation, shots are fired and the agents lose their lives, leaving the Fratellis to face the consequences of their actions.
The Oregon Film Museum is a must-visit destination for any film lover. The museum is housed in the historic Clatsop County Jail, which was featured in the opening scene of the 1985 film The Goonies. The museum celebrates the history and art of filmmaking in Oregon, showcasing props, costumes, and memorabilia from some of the state's most iconic movies and TV shows.
Visitors can even step into a replica of the jail cell from The Goonies and explore the interactive exhibits that bring the state's filmmaking legacy to life. Whether you're a fan of The Goonies or simply interested in the history of filmmaking, the Oregon Film Museum is a fascinating and engaging experience that is not to be missed.
Address: 732 Duane St, in Astoria.
10. Cannon Beach
Home to Haystack Rock, which you'll see in the Goonies which they use to navigate. You can't miss Haystack Rock, as it's one of the world's tallest sea stacks.
Take a trip up Ecola Road to Cannon Beach, and you will find this incredible place, where The Goonies was filmed 26 miles south of Astoria, at Ecola State Park's Cannon Beach. Point Break and Twilight were actually filmed here too! (and no, not the silly reboot of Point Break)
11. Cauldron Point – Goat Rock Beach California
The Goonies movie is packed with breathtaking filming locations that transport you into the captivating world of the adventurous group of misfits. However, there is a common misconception that the iconic final scene featuring One-Eyed Willie's ship sailing into the sunset was filmed at Indian Beach.
Contrary to popular belief, the final scene was shot at Goat Rock Beach in California, where the crew created a stunning visual spectacle that has stayed with fans for decades. The natural beauty of Goat Rock Beach, with its picturesque scenery and rugged coastline, provided the perfect backdrop for this unforgettable cinematic moment.
It's interesting to note that despite not being filmed in Oregon, the final scene's seamless integration into the rest of the movie is a testament to the dedication and skill of the filmmakers. Additionally, visiting Goat Rock Beach allows fans to relive this magical moment and experience the awe-inspiring location that played a vital role in the film's unforgettable finale.
Overall, although the final scene in The Goonies was not shot at Indian Beach, its unique charm and appeal continue to captivate audiences and remind us of the magic that can be created on film. And, for those who want to explore this iconic filming location, Goat Rock Beach is a must-visit destination for any true Goonies fan.
We covered quite a bit of filming locations in the Goonies here, although we may have missed some. Do you know any other spots we missed? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below. The movie was filmed on location in California, and of course Oregon. Locations included were Goat Rock State Beach, California, Astoria as we've mentioned, and of course Cannon Beach.
And never forget, Goonies Never Say Die. 🏴☠️