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Staithes means “landing place” and this village was once a thriving fishing port bustling with activity. In the early 1800s, Staithes was one of the largest fishing ports in England. Local people depended on the sea for their livelihoods as fishermen, boat builders, sail makers and fish merchants. Cod, crab and lobsters are still caught today.
Wander down the steep road to the harbour past the coloured cottages that were often named after boats - known locally as cobles - and were painted in the same bright colours. Staithes is also famous for the traditional cotton bonnets worn by local women - still seen today on special occasions. This spectacular location with its narrow cobbled streets, colourful cottages and atmospheric weather has inspired artists for over one hundred years. A group of artists became famous as “The Staithes Group” and artists and photographers are often seen at work.
The coast also inspired Captain Cook's great love of the sea and he spent his youth working in the general store. The shop slipped into the sea many years ago but salvaged parts were used to build the current “Cook's Cottage”.
Search for ammonites on the beach, visit the old-fashioned village shops, walk part of the Cleveland Way National Trail (North Sea Trail), or enjoy the Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre.
The National Park Information Point in the Post Office offers information and advice about what to do and see nearby.
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