location: The Burning Bus
This is where the
"Phantom" arsonist begins his attack, and people start escaping from
the bus. And the bus is still parked there in the subsequent
That's the exact same intersection where they filmed the "barrel girls" truck accident back in Season 5.
Bay Shore runs along the channel that separates the mainland from Naples Island (on the mainland side).
In the scene, you can glimpse
homes on the island (as well as the boats docked in the channel) in the
background when Dexter is talking to Debra.
Bay Shore runs from Appian Way all the way south to the ocean, curving along the water on its way there. This spot is around 290 Bay Shore.
The photo above is looking east up Bay Shore Ave. The stop sign is where the bus stopped.
The photo below is a closer shot of that same stop sign, looking northeast, at Bay Shore & Vista.
Here is an aerial
photo of the intersection. Here is a Google StreetView. And here is
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
In 2010, I was at this intersection, walking around, shooting the
photos you see above, to match the "Barrel Girls" accident scene.
Little did I know that two years later, that exact same spot would also
be used for the burning bus scene...
September 2012, I had heard that they would be filming at Appian Way
& Bay Shore. So I drove by early that day, and spotted the bus
(complete with Miami decals and a fake ad on the side) parked in the
Marine Stadium lot on Appian Way.
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