Situated on the North Yorkshire coast, halfway between Saltburn and Whitby, Staithes is a distinctive coastal village that is a firm favourite of the landscape photographers at the North Yorkshire Gallery. Its combination of fascinating history and coastal charm make it a truly wonderful place to visit and as dedicated photographers we strive to capture everything this delightful village has to offer through the highest quality images.
At one time, Staithes was one of the largest fishing ports on the North East coast and although much of the trade has been lost over time, its impact remains apparent and forms the backdrop for many of our images. At the turn of the century there were over 80 fishermen active in Staithes and despite the decrease in trade there are still some part-time fishermen to be found there. The village is well known for its long-standing use of the Coble. This fat-bottomed and high-bowed boat was specifically designed to withstand the weather conditions in the North East and remains an iconic part of the village’s rich fishing history.