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Staithes

Staithes

Details

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

Prices

Free entry

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Contact

Tourism Bureau

01723 383636

Address

Staithes Gallery,
High Street,
Staithes,
SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA, North Yorkshire,
TS13 5BH

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NZ 783187  Lat: 54.55835 Long: -0.78952

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

Facilities

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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Notes

  • We regret that Staithes is not easily accessible for wheelchair users and anyone with mobility problems. The road down into the old village is very steep as is the access to the Cowbar side. A free taxi service will be available from the public car park to take visitors up and down the hill. The main street is cobbled and there are numerous narrow passageways and steps. The harbour side is largely flat and suitable for wheelchairs as is the bridge and Cowbar side of the village by the lifeboat station.The pop-up galleries vary in accessibility but most of them are old cottages with narrow doorways and steps with limited wheelchair access.