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Eastbourne Film Unit

Eastbourne is rapidly becoming one of the top places to film due to its outstanding locations and the outstanding service on offer. Situated on the south coast of England and bordered by the sea and the South Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Eastbourne boasts a wealth of locations from unspoilt Victorian promenades and wide open countryside to urban and industrial landscapes ranging from medieval to modern.

Come and experience Eastbourne for yourself, we will be happy to show you around!

Filming on Eastbourne Beach

Application to film in Eastbourne

If you are interested in using Eastbourne as a location for any forthcoming filming, then please download, complete and return the application form below to our filming unit who will be able to assist with your request.

Completing the form and returning as soon as possible will ensure as much time as possible for any requests to be arranged and permissions granted. Our friendly staff can help you to organise recces and liaise with a wealth of local resources making your job easier.

Eastbourne Filming Application

Code of Practise

Risk Assessment

Drones at Beachy Head

No drone flying at Beachy Head

Please note that as Eastbourne Borough Council's downland is a unique Site of Specific Scientific Interest with rare wildlife in the area, the use of drones and other powered model aircraft is not permitted under Byelaw.

Should you have a query regarding this, please contact us.

Some of the fantastic filming locations in Eastbourne!

Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne

Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

The Redoubt Fortress is one of only three surviving Napoleonic Redoubts in the UK and is recognised by English Heritage as being of national importance.

Eastbourne's Carpet Gardens

Carpet Gardens

Eastbourne seafront’s famous colourful Carpet Gardens have provided the backdrop for numerous memorable scenes, including Little Britain’s Ladies played by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

The Marina at Sovereign Harbour

Sovereign Harbour Marina

Sovereign Harbour is northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex and boasts four linked harbours and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development.

Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne Pier opened in 1872 and is a sought after film and TV location used in Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging, and TV series including Poirot, A Place in the Sun, Art Attack, Flog It, and BBC CCTV.

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Grand Hotel

Known as the 'White Palace', the Grand Hotel stands on the west end of King Edward's Parade with the beach right on its doorsteps. This 19th Century hotel has been sympathetically restored and modernised to meet 21st century requirements.

Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne's Bandstand is unmistakable with its blue dome and silver finial. Still boasting its original 1930’s architecture. Featured in many a movie, TV programme and commercial, including Foyles War & Little Britain.

Holywell

Holywell Retreat

Holywell and the surrounding pebble beach have featured in Eastenders, Christmas at the Riviera, Miss Marple, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and also Phill Collins’ music video ‘You’ll be in my Heart’.

Filming at Beachy Head, Eastbourne

Beachy Head

One of Eastbourne's most famous TV and film locations, used in Holywood blockbusters such as Harry Potter, James Bond, Pearl Harbour Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves, Notes on a Scandal, Wimbledon, and many TV series including Little Britain.

Eastbourne Seafront

Eastbourne Seafront

Eastbourne's award winning, immaculate seafront featured Little Britain's ‘ladies' on the Carpet Garden lined promenade, A place by the sea, BBC coverage, Carlton Kids and much more!

Eastbourne Town Hall

Eastbourne Town Hall

Eastbourne Town Hall is centrally located in the town centre built between 1884 and 1886, retaining it's original architecture and classic style. Over the years it has hosted many TV programmes including BBC Flog It.

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Toute lighthouse used in the TV series of the Fay Weldon classic ‘The Life and Loves of a She Devil’.

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