Around and about the village of Staithes
The village has cafes and a restaurant, pubs with food, general stores, butcher also selling bread, eggs and some fresh produce, an art gallery and an arts and crafts cooperative. Up at the top of the hill is a fresh and smoked fish supplier, a post office and another general store plus a Coop within easy walking distance on the main road. The village has strong historical artist connections, there are fishing boats in the harbour and extensive rock pools exposed at low tide, excellent crabbing opportunities. We suggest you bring wellies as the water is always very cold. There is a small sandy beach, a lifeboat station, surfing, and a local history museum. In one direction Whitby is 10 miles away and in the other about 6 miles away is Saltburn which is well worth a visit. The village is on the Cleveland way and in an area which includes the North Yorkshire moors and its steam railway.