Transportation & parking


There is unloading available right outside Pelican – a 20min unloading space outside the house so you can unpack, drop of shopping, the kids, then drive back up to the car park. This spot is quite rare as the village is ostensibly traffic free and of course fewer cars is one of the charms of Staithes.

Car parking

Car parking at Bank Top and if you are visiting out of season it’s free (October to March).

There is also Cowbar, our recommended car parking.  Why?  Not just because it’s free but because of the walk down the other side of the Beck to come in to the village via the top cliff and then the bridge, a nice breath of sea air and you are at the back door.

Travel by air

The nearest airports are Teesside/Durham (45 minutes), Leeds/Bradford (90 minutes) or Newcastle (90 minutes).

Travel by train

The nearest stations are Whitby (20 minutes) and Saltburn (15 minutes)