For information about Beachy Head or to speak with people involved in tourism for the local area, please contact:

T. 01323 423 878

Address: Beachy Head

Gilbert Estate Office

Village Green
East Dean

East Sussex

BN20 0B 

Film Locations

A number of classic films, television commercials and documentaries have been made using the dramatic setting of the white cliffs and surrounding countryside of Beachy Head. Films include

There are also a few less popular but very good home made versions:
 Spitfires and Hurricanes over Beachy Head

The Living Daylights involved a sequence of Bond parachuting out of a Land Rover in Gibraltar which was actually filmed at Beachy Head. Vehicles were catapulted over the cliff with dummies extracted by fishing line to release the parachute upon exiting. The first shot was scrapped due to onlookers being visible in the background. The filming took on its own action movie, when the boat at the bottom of the cliffs positioned to film the descent got into difficulty in a heavy swell, and the local Birling Gap lifeboats were launched to pull the crew off the cliffs, resulting in bravery awards for some members. 

When the film opened in Eastbourne, Desmond Llewelyn (aka Q), who lived locally at Bexhill, attended with some 'Bond gadgets' as a thank you. Part of the filming contract stipulated that remnants of impacted vehicles some 550 ft below had to be cleared up.

Music Videos

In addition, pop videos are made here, as well as fashion shoots, and in November 2007 The Beachy Head Brewery featured as part of ITV1's Country Lives television series.

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