location: Search for Bodies
It was filmed it on the northeast side of Shopkeeper Road, a small street which runs between the back of a large shopping center (known as the MarketPlace Long Beach) and this vacant land.
They built the Frosty Swirl stand
at the edge of the MarketPlace center's rear parking lot, facing
Shopkeeper Road, and filmed this dig scene directly across the street.
In several scenes, both the dig site and the Frosty Swirl can be seen in the same shot.
You can reach Shopkeeper Road in
one of two ways: You can either turn into the shopping center, and then
head through the parking lot to the far back (where you'll find
Shopkeeper Road right behind the parking lot), or from Pacific Coast
Highway, heading northwest past the center, just turn right (northeast)
on 2nd Street, and Shopkeeper will be the first road you come to (after
the center's parking lot). Turn right (southeast) on Shopkeeper.
It's less than a mile from the similarly vacant land where they filmed the scene of Mike Anderson's murder.
And last season, they filmed the scene of Angel and his sister at a restaurant at this MarketPlace center (in the El Torito).
Of course, you won't find the Frosty Swirl there any longer. But, as you can see below, the palm trees remain...
I shot the photo below in October 2012.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
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 would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
In this case, I was there
when they filmed the Frosty Swirl scene.
Fortunately, a fan, Elaine,
was there during that stage of the filming, and sent me a couple of
photos and this short video of the shoot (note Jennifer Carpenter
walking across the street):
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