Staithes Art Festival
An early weekend in September and an event that sees the whole village, at the top and in the old village, hosting visitors from all over the region and further. It is now attracting world class art, not just from resident artists that live and work in their studios all over the village but also those from elsewhere that want to exhibit and sell at this burgeoning festival. Art is available to see and buy in just about every house in the old village, just walk on in. If you are at Pelican on the Friday night you have the privilege of accessing the preview night. The festival covers painting, drawing, sculpture, crafts, film and photography. Archive films of old Staithes can be shown on the wall right outside Pelican in a show where everyone brings a chair and sits outside.
Visit the Festival website here
Staithes Lifeboat Festival
Staged on a weekend in August, this event features life-saving demonstrations and a raft race.
Visit www.real-whitby.co.uk for some spectacular images and news of the next festival
Food & Drink
A craft shop and bistro with home cooked dinners that cater for parties. A good supply of local fresh fish. Almost next door!
Cod & Lobster
A landmark pub on the harbour wall for good home cooked meals, views and of course ales. Quiz night is usually Wednesday.
Quirky little tearoom attached to Trudi’s (she’s Dotty about Vintage) well stocked vintage shop. Just around the corner from us. Have a look at their Facebook page
Harbour Tea Room
For the BLT or bacon and brie butty and a sea view coffee.
The Captain Cook Inn
A pub with a garden and food and a view across the tops, situated at the top of the bank.
A good range of entertainment with live music most weekends. Check out what’s on here www.captaincookinn.co.uk
The Royal George
Good old pub meals and ales, including a good chicken parmo, friendly local banter and sky sports. Quiz night is Friday. Check their website for menus and other information
The Tea Room
Towards the top of the bank this small cafe serves cream teas and coffees.
Whitby Crab Company
Get fresh fish including dressed crab, a must for the beach, from this famous merchant. Situated up behind the council car park.
If you don’t want to walk up the hill you can also buy their crab online at www.whitbycrab.com
Museums & Galleries
Captain Cook Heritage Centre
A historic experience that’s not quite virtual but a must do at least once. Captain Cook’s life and Staithes’ relationship with the sea are stories well told.
A beautiful boat shed and slip.
A source of local artists work with regular exhibitions and art schools
Our own little sandy beach and harbour
Two minutes walk, great for picnics, rock pooling, fun with dogs and catching (and putting back) a few crabs. We like to swim just the other side of the south breakwater at high tide where you can use the steps to get in and out.
Betsy and Bo’s
An emporium of loveliness! Delicatessen and sweet shop extraordinaire and just opposite our house
The Emporium is small gift shop selling crafts and charms.
A small but valuable shop aiding the RNLI.
The Kessen Bowl
A small shop with lots of knick knacks featuring Staithes, sweets and stuff for the beach.