Staithes Travel Guide

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    A view from the pier
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Staithes Things to Do

  • CluesGo Family Treasure Hunt

    There's no treasure but it is an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two exploring the narrow roads and taking in the amazing views. It's a 1¼ mile route starting near the main car park at the top of the steep decline down to the old town. On the way see if you can name the cottages with their colourful plaques, there are things to collect and...

  • The Dreamy Dark Brown Water

    Don't know why these waters reached me so deeply. Go to Staithes, sit near the wild waves and let the dreams dictate to you.

  • Staithes Art

    There's more to this story - but for starters - visit this Gallery.Staithes Gallery, High St, Staithes TS13 5BH (Tel: 01947 841840Ripping off a description from"... images of cobles and cottages, tractors and lobsters, sea dogs and fish depict the life and work of fishing communities on the east coast from north of Whitby to the...

  • Have Sex with Captain Cook's Ghost

    Have Sex with Captain Cook's Ghost Why not? Every other business is doing it.He was a grocer's assistant here in Staithes - so before you have sex with him, ask him "Paper or Plastic?" He's a Good Sport. Otherwise, he would ask Neptune to smash every insipid fish and chips, kit and kaboodle, s +m shop with his name on it. This tip should go under...

  • Wander the Old City

    Staithes is like a bohemian fishing village - I could easily spend a season here, writing about the visions one can with the water spirits in the bay, the haunted waters, the philosophy which comes from a pint of black sheep.The bright colored doors, the cottages arranged precariously along the steep side of the cliff towards the bay...

  • Honor the Fallen

    Especially good to look at on a cold and awful day - think about the suffering of the lads during the Great War.From their site: Staithes War Memorial is located at the top of the High Street between the old Railway Station and the Captain Cook Inn. Like many memorials in small towns...


Staithes Restaurants

  • Dog Waste Cafe

    Someone told me not to eat at Mike Kelly's Breakfast Room - that it was actually "Dog Waste". Dog Waste is worth 500 GBP in this area - I saw it on a sign that explains if you leave it on the ground, you will pay a fine. So clean your plate! The brown crusty nearer to the bottom was less to my taste than the warmer softer brown stuff on top.

  • A Community Center of Staithes

    With pubs, it's about the groove for me - a good place to curl up, decent fire, folks that mind their own business. The Royal George has got that - and the community of fishers hanging out here is the dope. Hang on through the rain and wind... The Black Sheep, obviously.

  • Cherry scones

    Scones as big as plates, this one in the picture is half eaten and is still huge that is why I took a picture. Great setting again over looking the ocean.


Staithes Transportation

  • With Whitby as your Base - Taking a Car

    I don't know of any other way to Staithes, at least, no other way I'd be interested in short of boaating.Make Whitby your base and drive out on the A174 to Staithes... Hell, if you get tanked or fall in love with Staithes - splurge and stay the night in one of the billion cottages in the old town.

  • Foot It

    The old city of Staithes has to be done by foot. Period. Walk down from the parking lot above the old city.

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Staithes Shopping

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    Ice parlour: Ice cream

    by ettenaj Written Mar 27, 2004

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    Any ice cream van or shop.

    What to buy: Ice cream cornets are a must for anyone in the summer time, dont drop them though as they are not nice with sand!!

    Ice cream on the beach
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Staithes Local Customs

  • Treaty of Staithes Memorial

    This old photo captures the surrender of the Convience Store Pen of Staithes to Jamal Morelli - who conquered it on request to sign the Guestbook. It was returned to the People of Staithes upon Jamal Morelli's return to Morocco, allowing the Pen to fall to it's original owners.

  • Cold days - off season - ghost town

    Oh Staithes is very much alive - but the living is going on inside their houses so don't expect to see much hustling about during the cold season. The living will be found near a good fire in the pubs...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Staithes Warnings and Dangers


    Ganked for your help from this site save wasting anyone's time there is NO PARKING in Staithes, least not on the streets of the old town.If you're loading or unloading you can stop for a short while but more than likely you will be blocking the very narrow streets so forget any possibility of...

  • Windy Wet Street Leading Down Into Town

    You will need to be careful on this street in wintertime - talk to the tourist info man in the parking above the Old Town for better details.It requires a bit of stamina...

  • Staithes is Steep

    As I have mentioned , cars are not allowed into the village so you have to walk, going down isint too bad , coming up is a different matter. Not recommended for people with walking difficulties, young mums with pushchairs!!


Staithes What to Pack

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    Explore every little street...

    by JamalMorelli Written Jan 14, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Map - place seems to small to warrant it, but I will recommend it anyway - pick it up in the tourist office in the carpark.

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Staithes Off The Beaten Path

  • Staithes Itself

    Staithes is off the beaten path. Just get there.(Asking what is off the beaten path for Staithes is like asking what is uncommon about the thinking of Spinoza, or what is an*l-expulsive in Jackson Pollack, or which part of sea is wet)

  • Staithes itself

    This tiny village itself is off the beaten track, a very quaint place, with lots of history re- smugglers and pirates.

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