An overview of this once busy fishing village Staithes is located on the A174 approx. 10 miles south of Saltburn-by-the-sea and approx. 10 miles north of Whitby. Because of very restricted parking down in the village, there is a large car park at the top of the bank for both visitors and residents.
After parking your car, what better than a nice cuppa in the Tea Shop Cafe at the top of the bank.
There are two ways of getting down to the harbour. One is walking down this steep bank...
The other is walking along a path and then down these steps. For me, the road is the easiest and the safest. If you have anyone in the car that isn't too good at walking up or down hills, you could always drop them off at the bottom and then go and park your car on the car park at the top.
On the way down, you pass this old building which is now the Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage centre.
Right next door is the Pink Fusion gift shop
The high street going from the Cod & Lobster...
to the bottom of the steep bank
One of the attractions of the Royal George on a cold day, is a real coal fire.
There are some narrow ally ways...
and some even narrower ones
The above prices can be seen in the Family Butchers on the lower high street.
At the bottom of the high street, right on the sea wall is the famous Cod & Lobster.
The Sea Drift cafe is near the Cod & Lobster on the sea front. The food here is wonderful !
Some views of the harbour and Roxby Beck that flows through Dalehouse to Staithes