Attractions

Festivals

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 Art Festival

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

Staithes Lifeboat Festival

Food & Drink

Cleveland Corner

A craft shop and bistro with home cooked dinners that cater for parties. A good supply of local fresh fish. Almost next door!

www.clevelandcorner.co.uk

 

Cleveland Corner

Cod & Lobster

A landmark pub on the harbour wall for good home cooked meals, views and of course ales. Quiz night is usually Wednesday.

www.codandlobster.co.uk

Cod & Lobster

Dotty’s

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

Dotty’s

Harbour Tea Room

For the BLT or bacon and brie butty and a sea view coffee.

Harbour Tea Room

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 Captain Cook Inn

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 Royal George

The Tea Room

Towards the top of the bank this small cafe serves cream teas and coffees.

The Tea Room

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.

www.captaincookatstaithes.co.uk

Captain Cook Heritage Centre

Lifeboat station

A beautiful boat shed and slip.

Lifeboat station

Staithes Gallery

A source of local artists work with regular exhibitions and art schools

Staithes Gallery

The Staithes Studios Gallery

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An impressive new gallery featuring Ian and Stef Mitchell’s work amongst many others.

Outdoor

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.

Our own little sandy beach and harbour

Shops

Betsy and Bo’s

An emporium of loveliness! Delicatessen and sweet shop extraordinaire and just opposite our house

Betsy and Bo’s

Emporium

The Emporium is small gift shop selling crafts and charms.

Emporium

RNLI

A small but valuable shop aiding the RNLI.

RNLI

The Kessen Bowl

A small shop with lots of knick knacks featuring Staithes, sweets and stuff for the beach.

The Kessen Bowl