location: LaGuerta at Matthews' Boat
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. A dock at a marina.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. This is very the same dock at the Shoreline Marina (in Long Beach) that they used last season for the scene where Dexter confronted Travis and lost.
It's located at the very tip of the long breakwater that starts near Shoreline Village and wraps out (towards the Queen Mary) around the Shoreline Marina.
There's a city/marina
building at the end of this breakwater (it houses the Harbor Master's
office), and you see it behind LaGuerta at the start of the scene. This
dock is the last one at the end of the breakwater, extending north from
near that city building, back out towards downtown Long Beach.
Dexter has used this area before. Back in the third season, they filmed the scene where the police discovered the body of a young victim of The Skinner (Wendell Owens). That scene was shot up on the end of the breakwater.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. The decisive clue here was the distinctive building seen behind LaGuerta at the start of the scene:
I shot photos of that same building (and that same dock) a while back, for another Dexter scene. So I recognized it when I saw it again.
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