Local Area...

Staithes and further afield

With its cobbled streets and traditional shops, Staithes offers a quaint atmosphere. There is a bistro, cafe and Gift shop where you can buy just about anything, an excellent butchers two local pubs, a modern supermarket and a fish and chip shop.

The harbour and beach offer amazing views and also great opportunities for fishing, surfing, fossil hunting, and crabbing. The art gallery and craft centre (in season) are well worth a look around. Or pay a Visit to The Captain Cook and Staithes Museum.

The historic fishing port of Whitby lies 10 miles south whilst the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors with its famous steam trains are on the doorstep. Goathland, made famous by TV's 'Heartbeat' as the village of Aidensfield, is nearby as are the charming villages of Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Robin Hood's Bay. The Cleveland Way runs through Staithes and provides access paths to the cliffs.

If you require some retail therapy Scarborough, Middlesbrough or York are all within an hour's drive away.


With its higgledy-piggledy cottages and winding streets, Staithes has the air of a place lost in time. Once one of the largest fishing ports on the North East coast, this coastal hamlet is now a well-loved base for exploring Yorkshire's cliff top paths and discovering the delights of rock pooling and fossil hunting on the small sandy beach.