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Village, free entry




Once past the newer houses on the clifftop, the road plunges down a steep slope to the picturesque harbour of this popular coastal village. The tightly-packed houses and cottages darken the main street but the harbourside is open to the North Sea, sheltered to the north by the towering mass of cliff known as Cow Bar. Colourful fishing boats (cobles) are moored at the mouth of Staithes Beck. The young James Cook worked here as an apprentice shopkeeper before seeking fame and fortune on the sea. The village also consists of a caravan site, bed & breakfast and hotel accommodation, takeaway, restaurant cafe/tea shop, general store/shop, public house serving bar meals, church , post office and picnic area.

Picnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage


Tourism Bureau

01723 383636


Staithes Village,
TS13 5AD



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Map reference: NZ 780185  Lat: 54.55572 Long: -0.79544

By Road:
Accessed from A174 from the north and south. Coming from the west Staithes is accessed from A169 towards Whitby and then follow A174 north. Follow signs for Staithes. Park at the top of bank.

By Public Transport:
X56 Arriva bus from Middlesbrough and Whitby.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Whitby station


  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted