location: The Pier.
What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. A short pier.
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode 10, of Season 2 - "There's Something About Harry".
Dexter has taken Doakes captive at the cabin, and isn't sure what to do with him.
Eventually, he decides to frame Doakes as the "Bay Harbor Butcher".
So he plants Doakes' fingerprints on a set of killing tools (taking the prints while Doakes is unconscious at the cabin), then walks to the end of a short, wooden pier, and drops the tools into the water.
Dexter knows that "every Saturday, beginning dive classes practice underwater skills beside this dock", and that they will discover the evidence he has planted.
enough, it works.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. A short pier
on a sheltered bay - but not in Miami.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
scene was shot on the pier next to the
That's near the corner of Ocean Blvd and 54th Place (near Bayshore Ave), facing the bay that separates Naples Island from the northwest end of the Long Beach peninsula.
There's a sports center/park next door, and a place to rent kayaks. (But I don't think they do much diving here...)
The pier points towards the northeast. The homes seen across the bay (in the background of the top two photos) are on Naples Island (on a street named E. The Toledo)..
In the second season, this Bayshore Playground was used for two more Dexter scenes (all three in this episode 10), including the scene where Lila buys pills, and the scene where Debra & Lundy have lunch at a tropical cafe.
(I shot the photo below in 2008)
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. This was an easy one for me.
they used this same area for a restaurant scene (and it was also glimpsed
in the background during a scene where Dexter arrived at the villain's
lair), so I went there to check it out last year, and shot photos of the
area. I immediately recognized it when I saw it again on the show.
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