Staithes village lies between Whitby and Saltburn on the North Yorkshire coast.  Characterised by winding alleyways, cosy pubs and picture-perfect views, Staithes makes the ideal location for a short break or longer holiday. 

These are some of our favourite things to do in Staithes –

  • Explore the narrow streets, alleyways and ginnels. This is easily one of our favourite ways to while away a day in Staithes.  Don’t forget your camera to capture some of the unique views.
  • Discover Staithes’ long history of inspiring artists. The ‘Staithes Group’ put the village on the map in the late 19th century, and it is easy to see why it is still a popular place for creativity.  Visit Staithes Gallery on the High Street and Staithes Studio Gallery just 2 doors down from Kindly Light Cottage.            
  • Explore the beach. Taking care of the tide, you can walk towards Port Mulgrave, searching for fossils and seals.  Stay well away from the cliffs in case of falling rocks.  Or, at high tide, try your hand at crabbing.
  • Shop for souvenirs in some of the excellent local shops. Staithes Arts and Crafts Centre is housed in St. Peter’s Church, Church Street (just round the corner from Kindly Light Cottage).  RNLI Lifeboat shop is also worth a visit where you can see the working lifeboat too.
  • Enjoy a walk along the cliff tops. Staithes is an excellent base for both short strolls and longer hikes.  We recommend heading up Church Street and up onto the cliffs, following part of the Cleveland Way towards Runswick Bay for some beautiful views.