Forrest jumps from the Ship to meet Lieutenant Dan
The iconic scene where Forrest jumps from his shrimp boat to greet Lieutenant Dan is filmed near Beaufort, South Carolina, USA, a charming city in the coastal Lowcountry region. For readers keen on exploring this cinematic location firsthand, look out for our map pin icon for more precise directions.
“That’s my boat.”Forrest Gump
Where did they film the Pier scene?
Forrest’s enthusiastic jump from his shrimp boat took place at the pier next to the Sams Point Boat Landing at Lucy Point Creek, situated in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA. Today, while the original “Forrest Pier” has no planks to walk on, you can still see the wooden fundament pillars. Visitors can still get a panoramic view of the filming location from a nearby bridge. Interestingly, a pier stands today at the spot where Forrest’s boat collides with a floating pier in the movie.
More about Beaufort
Beaufort is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, known as the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands”. Located on Port Royal Island, it’s famous for its historic architecture and significant role during the Reconstruction era post-Civil War. The city, is close to military sites and has earned several accolades for its charm, arts, and adventure opportunities.
Scenes filmed at Lucy Point Creek
Forrest greets Lieutenant Dan
Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), now a shrimp boat captain, spots his old friend Lieutenant Dan Taylor (Gary Sinise). Overcome with emotion, Forrest impulsively jumps off his boat to greet him, leaving the boat unmanned. As he leaps into the water, the boat continues sailing forward, eventually crashing into a dock on the other side of the harbor. The collision causes a comical and chaotic destruction of the pier, sending wood planks and debris flying. This scene humorously juxtaposes Forrest’s heartfelt reunion with Lieutenant Dan against the backdrop of unintended havoc, encapsulating the whimsical and unpredictable nature of Forrest’s life journey.