Staithes Harbour is a Trust Port managed by the Staithes Harbour Board, which is a voluntary body. It was constituted by an order of Parliament in 1932 and amended in 1993.
Staithes is a small drying tidal harbour unsuitable for vessels that cannot safely take the ground. The harbour entrance should be approached on a course of 225° True to avoid outlying rock shelves extending 500m northwards on either side of Staithes Wyke. With onshore winds entry to the harbour can be hazardous due to breaking seas and should be avoided. At night, the harbour entrance is marked with Port and Starboard lights. West Arm: Grn Fl. 4secs. East Arm: Red Fl. 4secs There are a limited no of visitor berths on the South Breakwater check for availability with email@example.com When walking on the beach or rocks please keep clear of the base of the cliffs which are unstable and rock falls can occur. Also please consult and understand tide tables to ensure your safety, failure to do so can lead to being cut off by the rising tide. Tide tables are available to purchase at the RNLI shop on Cowbar and other outlets. There is a harbour office (unmanned) on the Staithe.