View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Cleveland Way SSSI Dog friendly

Season: summer

Staithes has a small beach and is best known as a picturesque fishing port, which is also popular with artists. There’s a rich history here too, as seen in the discovery of a sea henge in the bay during recent excavations.  You can learn about its past from a guided history tour and the area is still well known for minerals, such as jet, alum and potash.  This stretch of coastline has recently been branded “The Dinosaur Coast”, due to fossil discoveries.  Most residents live on the hill behind the harbour, so the coastal part of Staithes retains a historical feel.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Bethan.


A fine day on a high tide at Staithes.

One thought on “Staithes

  1. Judy

    Freedom: to walk the cliffs and coast, to launch a sea kayak, to hunt
    for fossils, to be windblown and sun-soaked… to be beside the sea.


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