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Situated along the Yorkshire coast is the small and sandy beach of Staithes, which is widely believed to be one of the loveliest seaside villages on the East coast.

Nestled alongside a charming fishing village, Staithes Beach is rather secluded and quiet, making it a wonderful spot to get away from it all. From the golden sand of the beach, you can take in sweeping views across the rugged cliffs and sea.

Often referred to as the Dinosaur Coast, Staithes Beach is a magnet for fossil hunters. There are many fossils hiding along the shoreline that are just waiting to be found, so roll up your sleeves and get to work! However, take care near the cliff face as falling rocks are a real danger.

Despite the quaintness of the cobbled streets and sandy shore, the water quality is notoriously bad due to years of pollution. We recommend no more than a paddle in these waters. However, there is still much for you to explore at this coastal gem, from stunning cliff top walks and rock pooling to cosy cafés and pleasant pubs.

If you wish to go for a proper paddle, we recommend your head to the neighbouring sandy beach of Runswick Baywhere it is safe for a splash. To get there, you simply follow the famous Cleveland Way, along a stunningly beautiful stretch of the Yorkshire Coast. Along this route you can enjoy breath-taking coastal views and see remnants of the area’s industrial past, such as Port Mulgrave, a derelict ironstone port.

 

Q Is Staithes Beach dog friendly?

Dogs are permitted at Staithes Beach all year round. However, we recommend that you do not allow for dogs to swim far into the waters due to the low water quality here.

Q Is there parking available at Staithes Beach?

There is paid parking available at the Bank Top car park along Staithes Lane (TS13 5AD). There are 140 spaces available; however, there are unfortunately no disabled bays here. You can visit the GOV UK website for further information and pricing (https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/parking/car-parks/bank-top-car-park-staithes).

Q Are there toilets at Staithes Beach?

There a public next to the Bank Top car park at the top of the village. There are also some toilets closer to the beach itself next to the Seadrift Café.

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