Staithes is a destination for geologists researching the Jurrasic, strata in the cliffs surrounding the village. In the early 1990s, a rare fossil of a seagoing dinosaur was discovered after a rockfall between Staithes and Port Mulgrave to the south. This fossil has been the focus of an ongoing project to remove the ancient bones of the creature.
The CBeebies series Old Jack's Boat, starring Bernard Cribbins, is set in and filmed in Staithes, with Old Jack's house located at 4 Cowbar Bank in the town. Pictures and prints of Staithes are available from the site
Formerly one of the many fishing centres in England, Staithes is now largely a tourist destination. We have a wide collection of Pictures of Staithes to remoiind you of your visit
Staithes has a sheltered harbour, bounded by high cliffs and two long breakwaters. A mile to the west is Boulby Cliff are the ruined remnants of the alum mines and can be seen from the cliff top
Port Mulgrave remains one of the best places on the northern coast to find fossils of ammonites and many visitors spend hours cracking open the shaly rocks on the shoreline in the hope of finding a perfect specimen.
Staithes pictures acan be puyrchased from the site