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The Perfect Getaway

Staithes is a pretty coastal village a few miles north of Whitby. For generations Staithes has been home to industrious fishermen, braving the North Sea. It also has a long connection with artists and is home to one of the biggest art and heritage festivals in the north of England.

In a similar way to Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes village is split between the top and bottom of a steep bank. At the top of the village there are a handful of amenities, including a pub, cafe, car park and children’s play area. The bottom part of the village is home older, with alleyways and footpaths winding their way between the cottages. There is a choice of pubs, cafes, shops, art galleries and more. Plenty to keep visitors entertained!

Staithes has a small beach, protected by a harbour wall which you can walk along. Nestled between cliffs, Staithes has a rugged charm and is a popular destination.

Runswick Bay is a couple of miles south of Staithes. It is home to a beach which is regularly voted as one of the best in the country. Much smaller than Staithes, Runswick is a perfect picnic spot or location for a day at the beach. Both villages are definitely worth a visit if you’re exploring the North Yorkshire coast

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