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Staithes Beach

Staithes, North Yorkshire

Sheltered behind one of the largest fishing ports on the north east 'dinosaur' coast. A small beach popular with families. Caution - bathing water quality samples taken on 25th May, 13th June and 7th July 2006 did not meet legal minimum standards. Bathing is not advised, and further information should be sought from Scarborough Borough Council.

Weather and Tides


28 July 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed18mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:07 BST
Sunset21:12 BST


29 July 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature19°C (66°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:09 BST
Sunset21:10 BST


Low tide: 02:02 BST
(01:02 28 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:09 BST
(07:09 28 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:36 BST
(13:36 28 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:43 BST
(19:43 28 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 02:43 BST
(01:43 29 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:54 BST
(07:54 29 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 15:19 BST
(14:19 29 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:30 BST
(20:30 29 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 03:27 BST
(02:27 30 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:43 BST
(08:43 30 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 16:06 BST
(15:06 30 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 22:21 BST
(21:21 30 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Whitby) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (