Photo by Alan Green
The historic and dramatic fishing village of Staithes has some of the most striking views on the Yorkshire Coast. Throughout the nineteenth century young British impressionist artists, who became kmown as the Staithes Group, flocked here to paint its towering cliffs, wild seas and storm battered cottages. Today Staithes continues to attract painters who are fascinated by its rugged beauty and ever changing light. Why not come and see for yourself.

Staithes from the air, click for full size.              Photo by John Mellor

Staithes Gallery Housed in a delightful Georgian building on the High Street, the Staithes Gallery is an important showcase for contemporary artwork inspired by the surrounding area. As well as frequent exhibitions the gallery also hosts residential painting courses and has an historic studio for rent. For full details please visit their superb website.

The Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre is an amazing treasure chest of memorabilia and antiquities related to the world famous seaman and also to the village of Staithes, where he lived and worked as a boy. Well worth a visit for all the family.

The Cod and Lobster
pub is so close to the sea that it has been badly damaged by big waves on several occasions! Now safe behind the improved sea wall and under new management the Cod and Lobster offers good beer and a wide range of food.  On a sunny day, it is the perfect pub to sit outside, enjoy a pint of Black Sheep and soak up the seaside atmosphere right by the harbour.

Staithes from the new coastal path, 2016          Photo by Gill Pearson