Once the home of James Cook, who was an apprentice in a grocer's shop here before finding fame at sea; Staithes is worth visiting and not just because of its links to one of Britain's most famous sailors. It was also one of Britain's largest fishing ports as well as having huge amounts of mineral deposits. Jet, Potash, Iron and Alum have all been found nearby. These mineral deposits have also made it popular with geologists, both professional and amateur.

With its sheltered natural harbour lying between two cliffs and its tiny cottages, shops and inns jostling for space at the bottom of the cliffs, the village of Staithes is beautiful. It was this quaintness that led to the Staithes group of artists settling in the area around 1900.

To find out more about Staithes and its most famous son, a visit to the Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre will allow you to discover all you need to know. Sited in a Methodist Chapel, the heritage centre focuses in on all aspects of Staithes' history including its fishing and smuggling past. The story of James Cook can be found on the top floor of the museum, complete with a recreation of the grocer's shop he started his working life in.

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There are 53 cottages near Staithes.

Spangle Cottage ref: CC243009

Borrowby near Staithes, Whitby & Area

£379-£719
5 star rating
Spangle Cottage
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Nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Barrowby with sea views from the garden.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    2

Stars Above ref: CC243135

Hinderwell near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£225-£442
3 star rating
Located between Staithes and Runswick Bay, this second floor apartment enjoys delightful views and is part of a larger property with a bistro on the ground floor, perfect for a spot of lunch or evening meal.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    1

The Red House ref: CC243107

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£0-£761
2 star rating
A perfect place to stay for families looking for a beach holiday
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ash Cottage ref: CC243024

Staithes near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£318-£654
3 star rating
Historic harbourside cottage with stunning sea views
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Seatoller ref: UK2006

Kettleness near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£358-£700
4 star rating
An ideal, family holiday home, close to many scenic walk and cycle routes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    3

Terrace Cottage ref: 8916

Port Mulgrave, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£274-£627
3 star rating
Overlooking the sea, reached by a short cliff top walk, excellent for walking along the Cleveland Way.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    1

Thistle-Doo Nicely ref: 14379

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£319-£746
3 star rating
Explore Whitby’s Benedictine Abbey, Captain Cook’s house, or venture further inland the North Yorkshire Moors National Park from this fisherman’s cottage.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Anchor Lea ref: W41634

Staithes, Whitby & Area

£289-£666
3 star rating
Charming fisherman’s cottage in heart of Staithes, with cobbled streets, curio shops, James Cook Museum and working harbour.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lynn Cottage ref: CC243110

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£357-£749
4 star rating
Delightful cottage perfect for families looking to explore this picturesque coastline.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Smithy ref: 23032

Loftus, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£0-£580
3 star rating
Dating back to the 1700s this cottage is great for exploring the outdoors with the heritage coast road just outside your door.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    3

Keel Lodges - Captain’s Quarters ref: 16266

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£478-£1543
4 star rating
Just off the Cleveland Way this property is ideal for larger groups, with wood floors, four poster and enclosed garden.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Cliff Cottage ref: CC243056

Staithes near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£379-£719
4 star rating
Bursting with charm and character and in an ideal location close to the seafront of Staithes.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gunpowder House ref: 25606

East Barnby, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£357-£923
4 star rating
There’s plenty here to keep the whole family entertained with a games room for rainy days and just 4 miles from historic Whitby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    4

The Hayloft ref: CC243058

Grinkle Lane near Whitby, North York Moors

£360-£854
5 star rating
Secluded, tranquil location with stunning views over open countryside. Ideal for walkers
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    4

Viewpoint ref: DC5444

Port Mulgrave near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£420-£775
4 star rating
Panoramic sea views and direct access to the Cleveland Way Coast Path.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    1