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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides  (2011)
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penèlope Cruz and Ian McShane IMDB Database page about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides page about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Studio(s): - Universal Studios Hollywood - Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Studios: UK base for the production.
B Stage: Captains Quarters set.
E Stage: Captains Daughters pub.
H Stage: Exterior of the longboat at Whitecap Bay.
R Stage: LPS, the interior of St James' Palace.
007 Stage: The cave for the Fountain of Youth.
North Lot: London dockyard street.
Universal Studios Hollywood: Shooting on Falls Lake in August 2010 - Bell tower stunt sequence in front of the bluescreen backdrop.

The fourth in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, and the start of the second trilogy.

From Pinewood Studios website:

Just behind the 007 Stage on the Pinewood backlot was a remarkably atmospheric recreation of a mid-18th century London dockyard street. The street’s architecture reflects several eras, from Tudor and Elizabethan half-timber to stone and wooden structures, all meticulously detailed right down to period graffiti. “There are really amazing crafts people here in England, and this is their heritage,” remarks John Myhre (Production Designer). “This is a world that they’ve lived in, so everyone in the art department was very excited about the details and ideas that they had. The street is built out of wood and plaster, but they found a few beautiful old beams from the period, cast and modeled them, and used those as the basis for the set.”

Although the exterior entrance to the Captain’s Daughter pub could be found on the backlot set, as soon as Johnny Depp and Keith Richards walk through the door they’re actually on Pinewood’s E Stage.

Previous movies in the franchise:

Other locations:


  • Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
  • Kings College, Cambridge University
  • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
  • St Ives, Cornwall

Fajardo, Puerto Rico [finale beach scene]

California, USA

  • Long Beach
  • San Pedro

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA:

  • Haleiwa
  • Halona Cove
  • Kalaeola
  • Turtle Bay

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA:

  • Honopu Beach
  • Kalalau Valley
  • Kilauea Falls
  • Waikapala'e Wet Cave, Ha'ena [exterior of the Fountain of Youth]


(from Barbossa's ship, the Providence, was portrayed by the HMS Surprise, part of the collection of ships of the Maritime Museum of San Diego (, where it is open daily to Museum visitors. To sail the ship during the filming, Disney hired a crew from among volunteers and staff of the Maritime Museum. Surprise is a 179' full-rigged ship. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1970 from original Admiralty plans for the 1757 British 24-gun frigate HMS Rose, for which she was originally named. The ship was purchased in 2001 by 20th Century Fox and modified to serve as the HMS Surprise, under the command of fictional Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) in the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The Maritime Museum of San Diego purchased the ship from Fox Studios in 2004, and retained her movie name. In both of her names the prefix "HMS" (meaning Her (or His) Majesty's Ship) is an honorary rather than an official designation, since she does not hold a royal warrant.

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