Food & Drink

There’s excellent eating to be had locally, both in and around Staithes, from home cooked pub food of a high standard to internationally award winning restaurants and locally brewed ales.

The Bistro serves great value home cooked food, The cod and Lobster serves Great Fish and Chips, home cooked traditional meals, local crab sandwiches and various daily specials. The George, great value quality bar meals and sandwiches. And there are many more we can suggest.

Beaches & Surfing

Staithes has a small, sandy beach, with rock pools and fossiling at low tide, BUT BE AWARE OF THE TIDES! The cliffs can shed stone and tides are dangerous; both must be treated with respect. People do surf at Staithes, but it is only for the very experienced or foolhardy, as it is onto a mainly rock bottom..

Nearby there’s also Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Robin Hood bay within a short distance and Scarborough’s Cayton Bay is renowned for surfing.

Museums & Galleries

Why not try Staithes Museum on the High Street, to the Captain Cook Museum in Whitby, the Whitby Museum, the award winning contemporary architecture of the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, to the Jorvik Viking Museum in historic York, only 40 minutes away.

Goathland, the setting for Heartbeat and Hogsmeade from Harry Potter is just minutes away. Enjoy a trip on the steam train that featured in these films as the Hogwarts Express.

Visit Whitby

Encircled by the wild North York Moors, edged by a spectacular coastline with the highest cliffs in England, this area has always been a world apart. Breathe deep, feel free and relax.

If you want beautiful scenery and quaint towns and villages plus history and tradition, superb local food and world-famous festivals then taking the short journey to Whitby will be well worth your while. CLICK HERE for more info…


The area is excellent for sea, course and game fishing. For sea trips out of Staithes we recommend Sean, a local skipper who will track down the fish if they are there. Sean also runs tours and courses.

CLICK HERE for local angling information

CLICK HERE for Yorkshire County Angling Information

Stunning Walks

The North Yorkshire Moors and Coast, a designated National Park, has almost unparalleled scenery and variety, with walking , cycling, kayaking, horseriding and other outdoor activities.

Roseberry Topping is a nearby high but manageable hill which gives spectacular views, and Staithes itself is on the Cleveland Way.

There is a fantastic variety of animal and plant life and the area is excellent for bird watching, with the occasional porpoise and whale just off the coast.