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Staithes Attractions & Surrounding Area

Staithes is a very beautiful seaside village in North Yorkshire, England. Roxby Beck, a stream running through Staithes, is the border between the Borough of Scarborough and Redcar and Cleveland. Formerly one of the largest and most productive fishing centres in England, Staithes is now largely a tourist destination although fisherman still moor their boats in the harbour beck.

Staithes was once the home of Captain Cook and was the largest fishing port on the North East Coast in days gone by. Staithes is a charming coastal village full of picturesque cottages, cobbled streets & small alleyways - nestled around a natural harbour. It has fascinating geology and is great for fossil exploring. It has a 666ft cliff which is the highest in the country. There is stunning scenery along the Cleveland way with fine moorland walks across the clifftops.


There is lots to do in Staithes and the surrounding area. Here is a summary of local attractions & places of interest.


  • Fossil Hunting – Enjoy a guided tour as the area is great for exploring for fossils and there is a great chance you will find something interesting especially after a storm
  • Fishing Trips – Available with local Fishermen
  • Captain Cook Heritage Centre and Museum – Step back in time a this amazing treasure chest of memorabilia related to this world famous seaman
  • Art Gallery – Inspirational art and art school
  • Rock Pools – Explore the rock pools and enjoy watching the locals collect their lobster pots
  • Walks – Enjoy the spectacular scenery along the Cleveland Way to Runswick Bay Sandsend and the historic town of Whitby
  • Drives – Whitby is a 15 minute drive from Staithes, the North York Moors are within easy reach which attracts walkers and cyclists. Further North is Saltburn.


Staithes Amenities


  • Cake & Tea Shop - “Seadrift Café and Sweet Shop
  • Cod & Lobster – A Family run pub with harbour side views serving good home cooked food with real log fire
  • The Royal George – A great pub serving good home cooked food
  • Captain Cook Inn – Renowned for its fine ales, this is situated up the hill past the car park
  • The Bistro – The Bistro is a fully licensed restaurant serving daytime & evening meals book early to avoid disappointment as this is a small intimate restaurant which serves fabulous food specialising in freshly cooked local sea foods that are served to order. Tel 01947 0841117
  • Emporium – A delightful attraction selling good quality gifts including beautiful wooden sculptures, ceramic arts & jewellery
  • The Kessen Bowl – A wonderful traditional gift shop selling everything the children will need and more also art materials can be purchased here, a warm welcome always awaits you when you step through the door
  • The Gift Shop - The Gift Shop is rather a misnomer as they sell just about everything, from sweets, toys, gifts, stationery and ironmongery. Things adorn the walls and hang from the ceiling as every square millimetre is occupied with something but they seem to know where it all is. Wonderful
  • Butchers – A traditional butchers shop selling top quality meat and vegetables open till 12pm everyday except Sunday.
  • CO-OP – Situated at the top of the hill before you turn down into Staithes


Self-Catering Staithes

Staithes Holiday Cottage; Kindly Light. Our self-catering holiday cottage is set in the historic and beautiful town of Staithes near Whitby, Yorkshire. With scenic views, beautiful surroundings and peaceful seaside fishing tranquillity, Staithes is the idyllic getaway for holidays or short breaks. We are situated in a perfect location just 50 yards from the beach! Kindly Light is a fully furnished self-catering holiday cottage with all the facilities and amenities to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Please see our facilities page for a list of full features.

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