Staithes has a small beach and is best known as a picturesque fishing port, as well as being 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. Highly recommended.
What the beach means to Bethan.
A fine day and a high tide at Staithes.