A SELECTION OF NEARBY PLACES TO VISIT
WHITBY & ROBIN HOOD'S BAY
With its connections to Captain Cook and Dracula, its quirky narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey, Whitby is a fascinating fishing town well worth a visit. Next door, is the beautiful sandy beach and woodlands of Sandsend whilst to the south the rustic charm of Robin Hood's Bay.
NORTH YORK MOORS NATIONAL PARK
The North York Moors National Park is an area of spectacular sea cliffs, ancient woodland and secluded dales that harbour one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in England. Combine your trip to the seaside with a trek out to see the stunning scenery and beautiful country villages just a few miles inland from Staithes.
VISIT EDEN CAMP IN MALTON
Located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire, Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. It was developed into a museum by local businessman Stan Johnson to stand as a tribute to all people, civilian and military, who endured hardship throughout World War Two.
TAKE A TRIP ON THE STEAM RAILWAY
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides some 18 miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors. Services run Northbound from Pickering to Whitby via Levisham, Newton Dale Halt, Goathland and Grosmont stations and Southbound from Whitby or Grosmont to Pickering via Grosmont, Goathland, Newton Dale Halt and Levisham.
The delightful coastal town of Saltburn bestows plenty of Victorian charm and thrills. From the water balanced cliff lifts to the last remaining pier in Yorkshire, Saltburn promises its visitors an authentic seaside experience! There's plenty to entertain too as the town has an up and coming arts scene, restaurants and plenty of water sports to try.
Discover award winning sandy beaches, breathtaking coastline, wonderful family attractions, excellent high street shopping and some of the best events in the country. Just under an hour away from Staithes by car or bus, Scarborough is one of the UK's top tourist destinations.
GOLFING ON THE COAST
Just down the coast, Whitby Golf Club offers a stunning 18 hole cliff-top location with coastal views and a rolling panorama of the North York Moors. An ideal holiday course, not too long or difficult for the moderate player provided a reasonable degree of accuracy is achieved. Hunley Hotel and Salturn golf course are also open to visitors.
SAILING AT SCALING DAM
Scaling Dam, situated approximately half way between Guisborough and Whitby on the A171 moor road, just a few miles in land from Staithes, is a thriving sailing club which welcomes people of all ages wanting to learn to sail. The venue is a also great place for windsurfing with good winds and ample grassed areas for rigging etc.
NORTH YORKSHIRE OFF ROAD CENTRE
North Yorkshire Off Road Centre has been a training and experience site for off road driving since the 1970's. The centre, just down the coast outside Robin Hood's Bay has its own private hillside and quary site which has a suberb selection of terrain providing courses which are perfect for beginners, juniors and experienced drivers alike.
BORROWBY EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
Borrowby Questrian Centre is situated just over 2 miles in land from Staithes and offers half hourly and hourly lessons for all ages upwards from 4 years, and caters and all abilities. Older children can spend the day, riding, learning Stable Management and all aspects of caring for horses.. All rides are escorted by qualified, experienced riders.
Following relegation to the Championship, Middlesbrough FC look to get promoted back to the Premier League at the second attempt. Make the 20 odd mile trip up the coast to the Rverside Stadium or more locally, Whitby Town play their matches in the Northern Premier League at the Turnbull Ground. Regular bus services go to both these towns.
Experience the thrills of a Day at the Races - colour, excitement, atmosphere, passion and drama - it's all in a days racing at Redcar Racecourse, just half an hour up the road from Staithes with ample free parking, or you can take the bus from the main road at the top of the bank. Redcar hosts 18 races days from April to November.