The Emporium is small gift shop selling crafts and charms.

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

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

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 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… Read more »

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


A small but valuable shop aiding the RNLI.

Betsy and Bo’s

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