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Staithes Beach

Staithes, North Yorkshire

Sheltered behind one of the largest fishing ports on the north east 'dinosaur' coast. A small beach popular with families. Caution - bathing water quality samples taken on 25th May, 13th June and 7th July 2006 did not meet legal minimum standards. Bathing is not advised, and further information should be sought from Scarborough Borough Council.

Beach Type



Several cafes and restaurants
There is a heritage centre
Public toilets and local souvenir shops


Fishing trips

Nature and Wildlife

Walk part of the Cleveland way or follow the historic tour of the village. Info available at the heritage centre.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided.


No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Staithes Heritage Centre High Street. Staithes TS13 5BQ Tel & fax: 01947 841454


Nearest town: Staithes
County: North Yorkshire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5587, -0.787359
Postcode: TS13 5DH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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On the A174 coast road between Whitby and middlesborough.

Public Transport

Arriva North East(United) bus service number X56 between Whitby and Middlesbrough stops in Staithes.

Nearest Railway Stations

Lealholm (Approx. 7 miles away)
Saltburn (Approx. 7 miles away)
Danby (Approx. 8 miles away)
Glaisdale (Approx. 8 miles away)
Egton (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available in town. which is a five minute walk from the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Bank Top Staithes, Staithes (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Runswick Bay, Runswick Bay (Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
North Road, Loftus (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away
Scaling Dam, Saltburn-By-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away
Scaling Dam - Visitors Centre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 4.8 miles away
Sandsend, Sandsend (Long stay).
About 5.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Staithes