The 'Dead to Me' House, Beach and City Location: Where was Dead to Me Filmed?

Dead to Me actress Judy and Jen
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Set in the beautiful coastal city of Laguna Beach, the Netflix dark tragicomedy returned for the second season with new crazy plot twists. The show features new and spectacular houses and locations. Very little was actually shot in Laguna Beach - Dead to Me was primarily filmed in and around Los Angeles.

Two women become partners in crime when they meet in a widows therapy group after they lost their companions. The starring duo is composed of Linda Cardellini (Bloodline, Mad Men) as Judy Hale and Christina Applegate (Friends, Anchorman) as Jen Harding. James Marsden (Westworld, Mrs. America) completes the main cast, playing the twins Steve and Ben Wood.

We are spoiler-free and as usual, we will be updating and improving this report with new details about the Dead to Me filming locations:

Dead to Me house
Jen's house is the key location of Dead to Me. The exteriors are located at 3847 Deervale Drive in Sherman Oaks (San Fernando Valley). The interiors and a replica of the swimming-pool garden and Judy's guest house were built in a soundstage, as Architectural Digest reported.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Town establishing shots
The show features several establishing shots of Main Beach in Laguna Beach. The series also used footage of the iconic Lifeguard Tower on Ocean Ave and South Coast Highway, and the City Hall exteriors. The Holy Harmonies church is the historic Laguna Presbyterian Church, boasting a gorgeous Spanish Colonial Revival style. Thus, it's quite obvious that the modern church interiors were filmed somewhere else.
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Dead to Me beach The real beach from the vigil taking place in episode 7 (If Only You Knew) was filmed at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Los Angeles. The beautiful Bath House appears in the background of several scenes. This historic Mediterranean-style landmark was built in 1932 and restored to its former glory in 2002. The neighborhood of San Pedro portrays the Dead to Me city on several more occasions; In episode one, You Know What You Did, Abe’s car is parked in the Whalers Walk Parking. In episode five The Price You Pay, Charlie (Sam McCarthy) drives the Mercedes in S Pacific Ave with Stephen M White Dr.
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Cindy’s Restaurant
On their way to Los Angeles National Forest in the fourth episode (Between You and Me), the girls stop at Cindy’s Restaurant located at 1500 Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock. This is a cool retro diner that in real life looks exactly like in the series. The previous night scene in the same episode, when the police officer stops them, was shot very close from there in Hartwich St (almost just around the corner from the eatery).
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Coretta Cafe
Michelle (Natalie Morales) is the chef of the charming The Coretta Cafe. This waterfront restaurant is the Malibu Farm Restaurant in Malibu Pier. This location was also featured recently in Amazon's Upload series.
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Beach Haven
The Beach Haven building where Judy worked in the seventh episode "If Only You Knew" is located at 2800 Via Cabrillo-Marina in San Pedro (thank you Denis for your help finding this one).
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Grayhall manor
Steve and Ben's mother's house is the Grayhall historic manor at 1100 Carolyn Way in Beverly Hills. Built as a hunting lodge in 1909, the property boasts 12 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms in more than 22,000 square feet on 2.5 acres. The estate has an estimated price of $29 million.
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Point Fermin Park
The widow's grief meeting was filmed at Point Fermin Park, near the lovely historic Victorian lighthouse by Angels Gate Park in San Pedro. San Pedro also hosted several scenes set in this city of the new Perry Mason series.
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4 comments:

Unknown - May 17, 2020 at 9:27 PM
The Widows Grief meeting shot at Pt. Fermin by the Korean Bell in San Pedro. It's noted for the covered picnic areas and wall cutout designs along the coast.

- Reply - Ra Moon - May 19, 2020 at 10:49 AM
Thanks a lot, updated!


Tom - May 21, 2020 at 4:52 PM
I'm looking for the 8.6 million dollar ocean view house that Steve almost buys?

Anonymous - February 12, 2021 at 5:54 AM
Steve and Ben's mother's historic manor house


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