I had originally heard that they
were planning to disguise the restroom building there as the fake fish
shack (something they've done before in Long Beach), but instead it
looks like the prop department just built a stand-alone shack for the
Other than that, they basically just plunked down a few painted picnic tables on the sand.
(That nearby beach restroom
building is visible behind the colorful fish shack, to its right,
partially hidden by well-placed palm trees.)
Here is a photo of the filming at the beach:
( I'm not sure whom to credit for the above photo. It was posted on a number of Dexter websites.
If you shot this photo, please let me know, so I can mention your name.)
A. In the early seasons, I
usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using
clues from the various scenes. By the now, though, I've developed
a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the new first episode airs, I
already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia,
Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.