Statithes now lies on the Yorkshire/Teesside border and is a picturesque fishing village. Although it grew as a fishing port, alum has been (and continues to be) mined around here - it used in industries ranging from paper making to healthcare products. A rail line used to bridge the valley at the top of the village. It's most celebrated citizen is James Cook who became an apprentice haberdasher here, before leaving to learn the art of seacraft at Whitby. It also attracts artists - follo wing in the footsteps of the collectible "Staithes Group" a loose group of artists who painted in the area between 1900 and 1920. Visitors can only walk to and from the village up a very steep hill!
Harbour, Captain Cook's Cottage
Captain Cook Museum & Staithes Heritage Centre
RNLI Lifeboat Station
Sea Fishing Trips
Small number independent
Tourist Info Centre
Information Centre, Car Park, Staithes TS13 5AD
Bus. Car park.
Nightgown Parade / RNLI Weekend