location: Finding Hannah's Victim
He tells her he knows she was lying. But she brazens it out, saying "That's my story and I'm sticking to it."
Dexter then realizes that she has been given immunity for her crimes on that killing spree.
As Dexter is leaving, he spots Isaak nearby, watching him from a distance.
(He leads him to the Columbian bar.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. A patch of sandy land, near a channel.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. This scene was shot on a tiny patch of what looks like a beach, but is actually little more than a stretch of sandy, barren soil that happens to border on the Los Cerritos Channel, in Long Beach, CA.
It's where the channel juts in west to form the top (north) side of the small Cerritos Bahia marina (at 6291 Pacific Coast Highway), and just south/southeast of the Belmont Shores Mobile Estates (at 6230 E. Marina View Drive).
channel gave them the chance to show water (and boats) in the
background. The Los Cerritos Channel empties into the Alamitos Bay,
just to the south.
That same mobile home park can be seen in the background of the fruit vendor scene from Season 5 (which was shot on Loynes).
You also see the tall smokestacks that are visible in the earlier crime scene where Mike Anderson was shot.
They appear to have added a few palm trees to the shore.
If you look closely, you can also see part of the
Best Western/Golden Sails Motel in the background, at 6285
Pacific Coast Highway, in Long Beach.
They may have intended for this
motel to be the one that Hannah mentions (although she says it's a
single-story motel, and Golden Sails is about four stories high).
It's not an easy place to reach - or photograph.
The first time I tried, I wound up on the south side of the marina, and found myself prevented from going any closer by a fence.
I found a narrow driveway off Loynes Drive which leads back to the
north side of the marina. Park there, and it's a very short walk to
I shot the photos below in November 2012.
Here is an aerial photo of the location. Here is a Bing Streetside view. And here is a map link.
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.
This tip came from Rick. (Thanks, Rick!)
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