Staithes inner harbour

Staithes

With dramatic cliffs surrounding the main village Staithes is a lovely seaside resort with a beauty that has provided inspiration for many artists. Staithes has a timeless charm which makes it a popular tourist destination all year round.

The village has an extensive historical background and the arts scene is bustling. The group of artists known as the "Staithes Group" which includes prominent artists such as Dame Laura Knight are famously based here and their work is represented in major galleries such as the Tate. Their impressionistic style draws much inspiration from the dramatic surrounding seascapes. Staithes is also famous as one of the largest fishing ports in the North East and is an important geological site producing...