A film friendly seaside town


Eastbourne is a large town and seaside resort in East Sussex, less than 50 miles from the M25 and close to Brighton. Eastbourne has a wide variety of locations such as Victorian promenades, a 19th Century Pier, Europe’s largest man-made harbour, urban and industrial landscapes. Also surrounded by open countryside with breath-taking views with the highest chalk sea cliff in the UK …

A number of high profile productions have appeared in Eastbourne, including Harry Potter, James Bond The Living Daylights, Brighton Rock, Made in Dagenham, Pearl Harbour, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Diana to name but a few!

Sussex Film Office act as a single point of contact and manage filming on behalf of the council. We provide a comprehensive and professional range of services to help run projects smoothly and we work closely with other council departments such as Highways, Parking, the Police and Parish Councils.

For further help or friendly advice to film or photograph in Eastbourne, Please contact Kelly or Amy at Sussex Film Office on 01903 885379

Download full details as a PDF

Apply for a permit



Beachy Head

Beachy Head Road

Commercial Properties

Frequently Asked Questions

What notice is required to obtain a permit?

It depends on the size of the production and what your requirements are.  We can turn permits around very quickly but do recommend giving at least 3 days notice for small size productions.

Do I have to pay for a permit

Yes, the cost varies depending on the size of the production and your requirements. 

What documents are required?

All companies, including student projects must submit a risk assessment and an insurance certificate with at least £10m public liability.

Are drones permitted?

Beachy Head 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.  Please contact Sussex Film Office to discuss other potential locations.

Contact for Permit Enquiries

Kelly at Sussex Film Office


Tel: 01903 951030

Contact for Location, Crew and Cast Enquiries

Kelly Sussex Film Office


Tel: 01903 951030

or if you are looking for a location scout or manager please contact John Alflatt


For more information please visit our location services page

Film Friendly Places Nearby