An afternoon in Staithes!

staithes north YorkshireWe got up early one morning and headed out on a drive to Staithes. We wanted to blow the cobwebs away, get some fresh air and get some steps in! Staithes is a seaside village near Scarborough in North Yorkshire full of winding roads, cobbled streets and quaint little cottages. I’m glad we wrapped up well as the sea air was crisp and fresh as you’d expect in January, it’s about time I invested in a pair of good walking boots though as my trainers aren’t really cutting it these days!
an afternoon in staithesThere were so many pretty stone cottages, mixed in with a Butchers, Art shops, a Jewellers and the cutest old-fashioned sweet shop called Betsy & Bo! After a wander around we headed to the Cod and Lobster for some lunch, it was absolutely heaving which in my opinion is always a good sign! We both opted for the classic ‘chicken Parmo’ (rude not to when in the North East) The seafood looked absolutely incredible.  The table next to us had gigantic oysters and a huge pot of mussels everything was really cheap, definitely recommend eating here if you are in the area! People were literally waiting for our table, so it’s a really popular place.cod and lobster staithes The pub has lovely sea views from most of the tables, we felt like we had stepped back in time a little. After our food we walked a long the beach before heading back to the car. Look at that sky, the clouds don’t even look real in this photograph!staithes beach Good food, pretty views and lots of dogs around, this place gets a thumbs up from me. On the way back to the car I couldn’t resist heading into the sweet shop I mentioned earlier, Betsy & Bo, the walls are lined with old-fashioned sweets, it took me ages to decide. The lady was super friendly (and patient) I eventually decided on aniseed twists, they were weighed out and put in a striped paper bag, it felt like the old pick ‘n’ mix days!sweet shop Every wall in the shop was lined with sweets and artisan chocolates from top to bottom (this was just one of them!) you can see why I took my time afternoon in staithes A lovely afternoon in Staithes, definitely recommend you stop by if you are ever in the area! It was nice to get some fresh air and do a bit of walking after indulging at Christmas (who am I kidding I’m still indulging, all that cheese and chocolate can’t go to waste now can it?!)



  1. January 10, 2020 / 6:57 am

    Absolutely beautiful! We went a few years ago but stupidly went in Winter – everything was closed and the weather was miserable so we ended up leaving not long after. Desperate to go back again and experience it properly!

  2. January 10, 2020 / 7:09 pm

    how beautiful <3

  3. January 10, 2020 / 10:46 pm

    England is such a beautiful country. You are very lucky to live so close to such lovely places

  4. William Gould
    January 11, 2020 / 11:57 am

    We went in July on morning, when we were on holiday in Whitby. Dotty’s Vintage Tearooms does a fabulous toasted teacake, as well as a great selection of cakes, snacks and light meals!
    We were the first people in when they opened, so they asked us what sort of background music we wanted!
    Staithes is a lovely place for half a day’s exploring.

  5. January 16, 2020 / 2:41 pm

    Staithes is such a charming village! That first photo is absolutely stunning. I already know that I’d have so much fun walking on cobblestone, eyeing the cottages, and popping in and out of local shops <3

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