Clinging to the hillside, Staithes is an unmissable destination to explore. From the winding cobbled streets to the charming 18th century cottages, you’ll find this coastal village is full of character.

Staithes was once one of the largest fishing ports in the North East, now this hillside gem is a treasured based for exploring Yorkshire’s cliff top paths and discovering the delights of rock pooling and fossil hunting on the small sandy beach.

Staithes on the Map

You’ll find Staithes in between Saltburn and Whitby on the Yorkshire Coast, slightly closer to the former than the latter, but a simple drive along the A174 to either town.

Getting to Staithes by Train

Staithes does not have a train station since the 1950s, so rail passengers should disembark at Whitby or Saltburn (both served on the Middlesbrough line by Northern, but taking differing routes). East coast mainline passengers will generally disembark at Darlington, to take a train to either destination via Middlesbrough.

The final journey will need to be taken in a motor vehicle – either a taxi or a bus.

Rail map of the region around Staithes

Stay in Staithes

There’s a lot of accommodation in Staithes to choose from, with a great choice of in particular self catering holiday cottages. As the village is slightly off the beaten track, it’s an excellent choice for those who like a quieter seaside break, and enjoy strolls along the seaside over brighter lights and attractions.

3 bed renovated cottage with stunning sea views

21 Church Street, Staithes, TS13 5DB, United Kingdom

River Cottage, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Staithes, TS13 5DT, United Kingdom

Kippers Corner, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Staithes, TS13 5BQ, United Kingdom

Bulmers Cottage, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Staithes, TS13 5BS, United Kingdom


Seaton Garth, Staithes, TS13 5DH, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – Harbour Cottage

High Street, Staithes, TS13 5BQ, United Kingdom

Things to do

There’s pretty restaurants and a charming vibe in Staithes. Choose from the following places to stop a while, though the main attraction is of course the delightful coastline, which forms the perfect backdrop on which to make memories here.

The Cod & Lobster

High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH

Cleveland Corner Bistro

High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH


High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH

The Kessen Bowl

High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BQ

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