"Camp" redirects here. For other uses of "Camp", see Camp (disambiguation).

The beach camp is the Island home to the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. It has also been referred to as the Midsection Beach.

First camp

The middle section survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 initially set up their camp on the beach where the plane crashed. During this time, they generally sought shelter under parts of the fuselage or slept on the open sand. Eventually, the survivors used tarp and plane wreckage to contruct more comfortable shelters. The Fuselage was located along the southern coast, just west of the crater.

Second camp

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Charlie and Sayid building the dining table. ("The Whole Truth")

Around Day 22, the tide changed and began sweeping away the wreckage and the shore. The survivors moved up the beach to an area abutting a sparse pine wood, and began setting up more permanent shelters. Using a combination of tarps, materials scavenged from the plane, and native materials like palm fronds, bamboo, and tree branches, the survivors were able to create a more comfortable living space. Construction increased heavily in the middle of Season Two.

Jack decided that the caves would be a more suitable living space for the survivors: it had an unlimited supply of freshwater and shade from the sun. Initially some of the survivors moved to the caves, but all of them have returned to the beachfront camp, as have the tail-section survivors who encountered the raft crew on the other side of the Island. The best-known alternative residence was the Swan, where a few survivors, such as Locke, had settled on a temporary basis. After the Swan implosion, the survivors all resided at the camp. This was until the survivors split into two factions in "The Beginning of the End".

In "Because You Left", the survivors discover that the camp is gone. When Daniel returns from the raft, he explains that it "hasn't been built yet".



Charlie attempts to construct the church without Eko. ("Two for the Road")


Charlie and Eko were building a church somewhere near the camp outskirts. Eko gave up on building the church to push the button, while Charlie continued construction on his own for a while. Part of the frame of the church was used to house Locke's sweat lodge. ("Further Instructions") Currently, the church is supposedly unused by the survivors. It can be briefly seen in some episodes, such as "Exposé", "Greatest Hits", and "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1". Rose was at the church when Ben turned the frozen wheel. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 3")  ("Because You Left")


The survivors have added several elements to the camp for recreation and enjoyment. The ping-pong table from the Swan was found shortly after the implosion, and the survivors brought it to the camp. Hurley and Sawyer had a ping-pong tournament for Sawyer's stash. ("Enter 77") Jack and Sawyer also played each other. ("Catch-22")


The survivors also created a makeshift graveyard for deceased islanders. Seven of the original survivors (Scott, Boone, Shannon, Ana Lucia, Libby, Nikki and Paulo) of Oceanic Flight 815 are buried in the graveyard in a wardened off area near the camp. Ethan Rom was also buried by in a field near the campsite by Charlie and Hurley. Jack buried Edward Mars in the woods a short distance from the camp. Arzt was never buried at the camp, since he was destroyed by the dynamite. Eko is buried between the camp and the Pearl station.

Beach camp kitchen

Beach Camp Kitchen

The camp kitchen stocked with an array of packaged goods

The survivors have a kitchen stocked with DHARMA food collected from the Swan pantry, the pallet drop, and pillaged fruit from the jungle. The kitchen also has a dining table built by Sayid and Charlie and is used for eating and cutting boar. The camp includes several water troughs that deliver a water supply channeled from the caves or from rain, that Steve brings to the camp every morning. ("Left Behind") Peanut butter, Apollo candy bars, Ranch composite, Dharmalars, apple cider, tuna, whole corn, green beans, carrots, apple sauce, peaches, and nutribars are some of the food that was found in the Swan and pallet drop. Charlie and Sayid also constructed a dining table with large bamboo sticks and leaves. ("The Whole Truth") The dining table is frequently used by the survivors to cut boar, slice fruit, and a place to sit down and eat. ("Left Behind")  ("Ji Yeon")


The survivors have constructed many tents and shelters spread throughout the beach camp. The tents have been contructed using tarp, leaves, bamboo, palm fronds, and various other materials. All of the survivors have a shelter of some sort.

Below is a list of residences at the beach camp

Shelter Used by Info
Claire, Aaron, and Charlie Claire and Aaron lived together in a large shelter. Prior to his death, Charlie lived with them. When Claire discovered the heroin in Charlie's possession she forced him to move away, and he set up a shelter next to Sawyer's tent. ("The Long Con") However, when they reconciled he moved back in with Claire. It was destroyed when a satelite phone landed on it. ("Cabin Fever")
Jin&Sun-tent Sun and Jin Sun and Jin share a tent near Sawyer and Hurley.
23psalm-cap617 Libby Hurley helped Libby construct her shelter. ("The 23rd Psalm")
3x16 Juliet's tent Juliet Juliet built her tent after coming to the camp from the Barracks. ("One of Us")
Niki artz Arzt Arzt had a large shelter that is full of bugs that he has discovered on the Island, including the Medusa spider. ("Exposé")
Hurely-tent Hurley Hurley lived in a covered shelter next to Sun and Jin. Naomi was also held in Hurley's tent, shortly after her arrival on the Island. ("Catch-22")  ("D.O.C.")  ("The Brig")
SawyerFirstTent Sawyer (first tent) Sawyer's first tent at the camp was the same tent that Edward Mars died in. ("Tabula Rasa") This tent was initially used to store medical supplies, and to treat the wounded marshal, but Sawyer took the tent as his own. He later makes another tent, when the survivors move the camp because of the increasing tide. ("Whatever the Case May Be")
Sawyer-tent Sawyer (second tent) Sawyer lived in a large shelter in front of Claire's residence, although he spends much of his time in a first-class airplane seat from the plane wreckage that sits slightly outside his tent "on the porch". ("Maternity Leave") Sawyer also hid the guns inside of his tent. ("?") Sawyer's tent was destroyed once by a boar and again by Hurley during their fight, but he rebuilt the damage using bamboo and fronds. ("Outlaws")  ("Dave")
Kate-tent Kate Kate lives five tents away from Sawyer. ("The Brig")
Nikki&Paulo-tent Nikki and Paulo Paulo and Nikki shared a large shelter together. ("Exposé")
Shannon-tent Shannon Shannon lived in a shelter separate from Boone. ("...In Translation")
Desmond-tent Desmond Desmond built a small shelter under a tree after he joined the survivors' camp. ("Live Together, Die Alone, Part 2")
Rose&Bernard-tent Rose and Bernard Rose and Bernard share a tent together. Hurley was caught by Frogurt stealing wine from their tent. ("The Adventures of Hurley and Frogurt")
Michael-tent Michael and Walt Michael and Walt shared a tent that was not taken down after they left on the raft. It presumably still exists. ("Abandoned")
Ana-Lucia-tent Ana Lucia Ana Lucia built a covered structure, but it is unknown if it is still being used after her death. ("Fire + Water")
Eko-tent Eko Eko built a shelter after his arrival at the beach camp. Eko had a vision of Yemi appearing in his tent. After this, his tent caught on fire. After the fire was put out, it is likely that the damage was not repaired since Eko was killed by the Monster soon afterwards. ("The Cost of Living")
Sayid-tent Sayid Sayid sometimes works on electrical equipment inside of his tent.
CharliesTent Charlie Charlie set up his tent near Sawyer when Claire kicked him out of her tent. ("The Long Con") Claire and Charlie later reconcile, and Charlie moves back in with her and Aaron.
Jack'sTent Jack Juliet has a conversation with Jack in the middle of the night inside of his tent. ("Operation: Sleeper")

Other residences

Raids and infiltrations

When Flight 815 crashed on the Island, Ben sent Ethan Rom to infiltrate the survivors camp. ("A Tale of Two Cities") Ethan was able to infiltrate the camp, acting as one of the survivors. Ethan also gave Jack a bag full of medicine, showing his concern for Claire's pregnancy. ("Jack, Meet Ethan. Ethan? Jack")

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The survivors defeat the Others at the beach camp battle. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")

Juliet was sent by Ben to take tests of the women at the beach camp to see if they were pregnant. ("One of Us") She later told Jack what Ben had sent her to do. ("Operation: Sleeper")

Ben sent Ryan Pryce and his group of the ten best Others to raid the beach camp and capture the pregnant women in the tents that were marked. Jin, Bernard, and Sayid stayed behind to fight the Others. All ten of the Others were killed by the survivors in the battle. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")

An unknown group attacked the camp, killing Neil and several other survivors. ("Because You Left")

Other residents

Current status

As of "Jughead", the survivors and the three remaining freighter people do not live at the beach due to the time skipping, but as of "The Lie", Ellie claimed there were 20 people at the beach, (Before Fire arrow attack) these people being Daniel, Charlotte, Miles, Sawyer, Juliet, Rose, Bernard, Neil, and about 12 background characters. Eight people (including Neil) were killed in the fire arrow attack. Two were then killed by the claymore at the creek. Locke later met up Julliet and Sawyer. Rose and Bernard along with three other Background characters are still wandering. Vincent was also originaly seen at the beach durring "The Lie", and is probably once again wandering the island.

In the future (2005 or later)

After the Island's sixth time shift, Miles, Charlotte, Juliet, Sawyer, Locke, and Daniel find the beach camp abandoned and deserted. There are empty DHARMA beer cans, the kitchen is destroyed, and the tents are abandoned. They discover two outrigger canoes, and there is an Ajira Airways water bottle inside of one of the canoes. It is unknown who owns the canoes, and Juliet claims that they are not from the Others. ("The Little Prince")


  • The filming location of the first camp is Mokuleia Beach.
  • The filming location of the second camp is Papailoa Beach.
  • Locke has spent little time at the beach in comparison to the other survivors. Instead he has lived at the caves, the Swan, the Ruins, and the Barracks.
  • Claire has spent the most time at the beach in comparison to the other survivors. During Season 3 she spent the whole season at the beach camp, but in is not seen there for the entirety of Season 4.
  • In Season 4, Claire and Locke are the only main survivors to not appear at the beach camp at all.
  • Locke has not been seen at the beach camp since "The Brig", but still remains on the Island.
  • Claire has not been seen at the beach camp since "Through the Looking Glass, Part 1", but still remains on the Island.
  • Rose is the only character to spend the most time at the beach camp for the first four seasons. Other than accompanying other survivors to the radio tower at the end of season 3, she has spent the rest of her time at the beach camp.

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