Bloodline Filming Locations: A Scene-by-Scene Florida Keys Guide


Right, let’s get this monster of a post started – with my carefully researched guide to the Bloodline filming locations. First of all, a few things to note – if you haven’t watched Bloodline on Netflix, then what on earth is wrong with you? 

It’s one of the best thriller series in years and will keep you guessing right up to the final scene.

The trailer should help convince you:

“We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing.” Hmm, I reckon he’s only half right there…

Clearly a scene-by-scene guide is going to contain spoilers – that would be an understatement. So if you have somehow missed out on Bloodline, remedy that now and come back here in 13 episodes’ time.

Still with me? Good. You’re either a fan like the rest of us or have the memory of a goldfish and are expecting to have forgotten everything you learn here by the time you start watching the series.

I’m going to assume you’re a fan. Actually I’ve yet to meet anyone yet who watched Bloodline and didn’t love it, so the odds are in my favour.

So, where was Bloodline filmed?

It’s often said that the Florida Keys is as much a star of Bloodline as any member of the cast, and there is a lot of truth in that. A few locals have taken issue with some aspects of the way their home is portrayed (ranging from understandably disliking the human trafficking and narcotics trade storylines to complaining about the Keys being shown as a constantly sweltering beach destination.)

But in general, tourism has received a huge boost from the Netflix show. And unlike some TV series set in Florida but mostly filmed elsewhere (step forward, Dexter…) the Bloodline Filming Locations are real ones that fans can visit – which gave me the inspiration for this article.

It wasn’t always easy. I spent countless hours carrying out online research, poring over Google Maps and trying to obtain clues from pausing the episode and searching satellite imagery for a match.

I had to deal with incorrect information (one blogger confusing the Whistle Stop bar with the Ocean View pub – I mean really!) and some creative license by the film crew, but with a few exceptions I was able to find almost every location used in the first season.

Luck also played a part – there were at least two places for which zero information was available online, but I found on Google Earth purely by chance.

I’ve included those Bloodline filming locations which I couldn’t find and would love to hear from you if you can shed any light on those I missed. And if you find any mistakes, please let me know.

Bloodline Filming Locations: Exploring the Florida Keys

I didn’t bother with the few scenes shot in Miami as the intention was to focus on the Florida Keys, and also omitted those in which it was impossible to determine the location. Places are obviously used many times in the series and are only included the first time they appear.

Most of the action takes place in Islamorada and nearby parts of the Middle and Upper Keys. As you know I visited the area in January this year and I can also tell you that I will be returning with my family at Christmas – at which time I will be attempting to visit each location and any additional ones from the second season. 

I have included links to relevant articles on the site as well as to the locations themselves where appropriate. All images and video is credited – the still images from the series are screenshots directly from my Mac and are published in accordance with the “Fair Use” legal interpretation for copyrighted material. Netflix obviously owns the rights to the series, images and video.

I have indicated the run times for each episode as well as the start time and time remaining for each scene. These are as exact as possible and I included both markers because the Netflix app displays different information depending on the device used – on the PC, Mac and iPad app I only see the time remaining, whereas on the PlayStation 3 version I see the time elapsed.

I think that’s all you need to know – we’ve got a lot to get through so let’s get cracking…

The Episodes

The Overseas Highway – The Jugular Vein of Bloodline Filming Locations

Part 1 – Runtime 59:30:00

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Description: The show opens with a beautiful aerial shot of a bus driving the Overseas Highway which runs all the way through the Florida Keys to Key West.

Location: The section shown is Cross Key before the road swings ninety degrees into Key Largo.

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Description: Kevin’s boatyard

Location: No amount of research revealed any clue about one of the most important scenes in Bloodline, but I found it by accident on Google Earth. “Ocean Key Marina” is in fact Coral Bay Marina right in the middle of Islamorada. There is little evidence from this scene, but it will become clear later…

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Description: The Rayburn House

Location: Not only is the actual place real, it actually is a hotel. The bad news is that it is a (justifiably) very expensive one. If you are feeling flush, you can stay at The Moorings Village and Spa where rates start at USD 465 a night and there is a minimum stay of 2 nights.

If you really want the Bloodline experience you can rent the entire two-storey house that served as the Rayburn family residence for the tidy sum of USD 2500 per night…

Alternatively, visit the beach bar at the resort which also featured in the show.

Bloodline Filming Locations: A Scene-by-Scene Florida Keys Guide

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Description: Bus ticket booth

Location: The building exists, and is located right next to Alabama Jack’s (see below). You won’t be able to buy bus tickets, though. It looks like this place was dressed by the set designers as Google Earth reveals it to be no more than a plain shack.

Bloodline Filming Locations: A Scene-by-Scene Florida Keys Guide

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Description: Islamorada bus stop

Location: John waits for his brother by Abel’s Tackle Box in Islamorada.

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Description: Bar where Danny buys week-old fish tacos

Location: Alabama Jack’s is a real bar but they are famous for their excellent conch fritters. The nasty tacos were artistic license…

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Elapsed time: 11:00

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Description: Islamorada bus stop

Location: Abel’s Tackle Box

I included this again to point out one of the few continuity errors in the show. The picture above shows the first bus arriving.

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The one above here shows the second, later bus arriving. Notice anything? 🙂

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Elapsed time: 11:21

Remaining time: 48:09

Description: Danny and Eric smoking in boat

Location: Robbie’s of Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 35:14

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Description: Searching the mangrove swamps

Location: Robbie’s of Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 43:56

Remaining time: 15.34

Description: Beach bar

Location: Oceanview Pub and Inn, Islamorada

Part 2 – Runtime 51:02:00

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Description: Kevin’s boatyard

Location: Coral Bay Marina, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 10:22

Remaining time: 40:40

Description: Aerial shot

Location: Wahoo’s Bar and Grill, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 13:35

Remaining time: 37:27

Description: Out kayaking, Robert Rayburn comes across his son Danny standing on the beach

Location: Anne’s Beach, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 14:56

Remaining time: 36.06

Description: Family gathers at hospital where Robert has been admitted

Location: Mariners Hospital, Tavernier. It is not clear from any of the scenes in the series but I found out that this was indeed the place it was shot.

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Description: Eric calls Danny from dock

Location: It’s almost impossible to tell for sure, but it seems like this short scene was filmed at Robbie’s of Islamorada again.

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Description: Kevin’s boatyard

Location: Coral Bay Marina, Islamorada

Part 3 – Runtime 59:09:00

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Description: “PostNmail” store

Location: Thanks to reader Jim Marshall for this and many other nuggets of information. This is the current PostNet store right across the street from Marker 88 restaurant.

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Description: Danny and Meg drinking in bar, pool being played in background

Location: Caribbean Club, Key Largo

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Description: Danny takes guest snorkelling

Location: Christ of the Abyss statue, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

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Elapsed time: 44:28

Remaining time: 14.42

Description: Danny and Chelsea playing pool in bar

Location: Caribbean Club, Key Largo

Part 4 – Runtime 53:03:00

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Elapsed time: 04:17

Remaining time: 48:46

Description: Kevin’s boatyard

Location: Coral Bay Marina, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 15:47

Remaining time: 37:16

Description: Family watching baseball game

Location: Founder’s Park, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 35:02

Remaining time: 18:01

Description: Fisherman finds second body

Location: Bridge turn-off to Anchorage Resort and Yacht Club

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Remaining time: 08.21

Description: Aerial above Overseas Highway

Location: Over Whistle Stop bar, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 45:53

Remaining time: 07.10

Description: Danny and Robert talking in bar

Location: Marker 88 restaurant, Islamorada

Part 5 – Runtime 54:46:00

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Remaining time: 45:48

Description: Aerial above Overseas Highway

Location: Again this was shot over the Whistle Stop, but this time flying south.

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Remaining time: 42:20

Description: Danny meets Chelsea in cafe

Location: Mangrove Mike’s. I highly recommend visiting this place, whether or not you are searching for the Bloodline filming locations.

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Elapsed time: 38:22

Remaining time: 16:24

Description: Danny, Chelsea and Eric at bar, Kevin, Meg and Marco at table

Location: Caribbean Club, Key Largo

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Elapsed time: 47:21

Remaining time: 07.25

Description: Aerial above Overseas Highway

Location: This shows Craig Key Bend

Part 6 – Runtime 57:58:00

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Description: Lenny on docks

Location: At first I couldn’t find this one. I found the company running the boat in the background but their tours don’t start from the dock shown, so it is presumable somewhere on their route. Then reader John tipped me off that this is probably the Holiday Isle Marina, which makes sense as this was also used in another scene. Thanks!

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Description: Danny goes to bar

Location: The Whistle Stop

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Elapsed time: 19:40

Remaining time: 38:18

Description: Meg, Carlos and friend meet at cafe

Location: Sunrise Cuban Cafe, Tavernier

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Elapsed time: 22:15

Remaining time: 35:43

Description: Danny at beach bar

Location: Beach Cafe Morada Bay, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 24:35

Remaining time: 33:23

Description: Meg and colleague leave court building

Location: Plantation Key Government Center, Tavernier

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Elapsed time: 26:11

Remaining time: 31:47

Description: John interviews Cristina

Location: Sunrise Cuban Cafe, Tavernier

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Elapsed time: 30:34

Remaining time: 27:24

Description: Kevin spies on Belle

Location: Holiday Isle Jaws Raw Bar, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 31:20

Remaining time: 26:38

Description: Danny, girl and friend in bathroom

Location: Unsure – it was suggested it was the Oceanview Pub and Inn

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Remaining time: 09:19

Description: Meg and Marco at cafe

Location: Unable to find

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Remaining time: 07:21

Description: Kevin and Chelsea at bar

Location: Holiday Isle Tiki Bar, Islamorada

Part 7 – Runtime 49:36:00

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Remaining time: 34:00

Description: Kevin goes to bar to meet Eric

Location: The Whistle Stop

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Elapsed time: 40:37

Remaining time: 08:59

Description: Aerial of Overseas Highway at night

Location: Bud N’ Mary’s Marina, Islamorada

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Remaining time: 07:56

Description: Kevin goes to meet Lowry

Location: Tackle Center of Islamorada

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Description: Aerial of Overseas Highway, at night

Location: Over Islamorada Fire Department

Part 8 – Runtime 58:24:00

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Remaining time: 55.34

Description: Kevin, Eric and Mohawk at bar

Location: Caribbean Club, Key Largo

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Description: Rafi threatens witness at beachside bar

Location: Unknown

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Description: Birthday party on beach

Location: Founder’s Park, Islamorada

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Description: Aerial of coastline

Location: Hammer Point is shown in the distance here

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Description: Danny and John drinking in bar

Location: Safari Lounge at Caloosa Cove Resort, Islamorada

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Description: John and Kevin leave bar

Location: Safari Lounge at Caloosa Cove Resort, Islamorada

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Description: John visits Lowry’s tackle store

Location: Tackle Center of Islamorada

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Description: Kevin smashes up neighbour’s Porsche parked by the marina.

Location: Next door to Coral Bay Marina, Islamorada

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Description: Danny and Sally have dinner at restaurant

Location: Atlantic’s Edge restaurant at Cheeca Lodge & Spa

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Remaining time: 39:39

Description: Carlos pulls into petrol station

Location: Marlin Food Store Plantation Key

Part 10 – Runtime 01:03:32

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Elapsed time: 01:27

Remaining time: 62:05

Description: Inauguration of Rayburn Pier

Location: The Islander Resort

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Elapsed time: 12:01

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Description: Danny meets Lowry at open-air pool

Location: Founder’s Park, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 13:33

Remaining time: 49:59

Description: Meg meets Marco in bar

Location: Green Turtle Inn, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 23:19

Remaining time: 40:13

Description: Danny drives Ben and Jane home to John’s house

Location: Road opposite oo-tray restaurant, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 30:03

Remaining time: 33:28

Description: Kevin meets John outside his office

Location: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 33:23

Remaining time: 30:08

Description: Danny and Chelsea meet for breakfast

Location: Mrs Mac’s Kitchen II, Key Largo

Part 11 – Runtime 51:17

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Elapsed time: 01:20

Remaining time: 49:57

Description: Danny sitting at bar

Location: The Whistle Stop.

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Elapsed time: 16:47

Remaining time: 34:30

Description: Ralph Lawler calls Danny

Location: Denny’s Latin Cafe, Key Largo

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Remaining time: 09:53

Description: Sally, Meg and Diana meet at cafe

Location: Reader Jim Marshall came through here – this is the side bar at Morada Bay in Islamorada. Great stuff!

Part 12 – Runtime 56:36

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Remaining time: 47:22

Description: Kevin finds Danny’s pickup

Location: oo-tray restaurant parking lot

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Elapsed time: 15:42

Remaining time: 40:54

Description: Aerial over Islamorada

Location: Above Mangrove Mike’s, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 15:50

Remaining time: 40.46

Description: Danny visits Lowry at tackle store

Location: Tackle Center of Islamorada

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Remaining time: 36.58

Description: Aerial over marina

Location: The Marina Club at Blackwater Sound, Key Largo

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Description: Lawler and Lowry meet inside hangar

Location: Unsure, but possibly the boat storage hangar at The Marina Club at Blackwater Sound, Key Largo as shown in aerial. Not one of the easiest Bloodline filming locations to find.

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Elapsed time: 23:54

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Description: Kevin spots Danny’s car at petrol station

Location: Tom Thumb petrol station, 88501 Overseas Highway

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Remaining time: 31.45

I had to include this blooper. If you watch carefully, you can see the rubber pistol bending on contact with Eric’s head…

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Remaining time: 28.39

Description: “Red Reef Motel”

Location: Unknown. One of the Bloodline filming locations that stumped me.

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Elapsed time: 45:50

Remaining time: 10.46

Description: John fights with Danny on beach

Location: Long Key State Park

Part 13 – Runtime 01:05:14

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Remaining time: 63.50

Description: John reflects over recent events

Location: Long Key State Park

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Remaining time: 63.03

Description: John meets Larry at bar

Location: Reader Jim Marshall came through for us again here – this is the lounge area at Pierre’s restaurant, Morada Bay

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Elapsed time: 16:15

Remaining time: 48.59

Description: Aerial of old and new bridges on Overseas Highway

Location: Old Seven Bridge near Marathon

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Elapsed time: 33:27

Remaining time: 31.47

Description: John and Kevin on boat

Location: Leave it to reader Jim Marshall to find this one – it’s the canal near Little Basin in Islamorada, between Worldwide Sportsman and Lorelei, not far from Kevin’s marina.

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Elapsed time: 34:34

Remaining time: 30.40

Description: Rayburn Pier

Location: The Islander Resort, Islamorada

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Elapsed time: 44:58

Remaining time: 20.16

Description: John explains about about Danny regarding his bid for sheriff.

Location: Reader Jim did it once more – this is the upstairs dining room at Pierre’s restaurant, Morada Bay in Islamorada.

And that’s it- the best I could do for season one so far. Want all the locations I found on one handy map? Here you go!

And as I publish this post, we have only a couple of weeks to wait for season two…

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

Not meaning to brag, but here goes. I can say I’m a travel expert and have spoken at multiple travel conferences and trade shows.

I enjoy travelling all over the world but my big passion is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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