Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Staithes is a village by the sea in North Yorkshire, around 10 miles from the much better-known Whitby.

The village is quite reminiscent of some of the picturesque Cornish fishing villages, such as Mevagissey and Polperro.

There is a modern estate on the main road, but the old fishing quarter, which is heavily restricted to traffic, is below the cliff in a small bay between headlands.

Staithes is a favourite with many painters.

Around the harbour is a jumble of small shops and cottages, and it was here that Captain Cook was apprenticed to a local grocer.

The nearby Boulby Cliff rises to 700 feet above the sea, and is believed to be the highest sea cliff in England.

Places in Staithes

Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre

Places in Staithes...