Tides are crucial to everything that we do here at Real Staithes, be it aboard our Charter Angling boat ‘All My Sons’ or a day on the foreshore hunting for fossils or foraging for your lunch.

You can listen to Sean talking to Kevin Rushby of The Guardian about tides here

We run our ‘low tide experience’ days on spring tides, these occur about every 14 days, so what this actually means is we can take you out onto the foreshore safely for one of three days every two weeks.

What are spring tides? we hear you ask..

Well it’s all to do with the gravitational pull of the moon & sun and the rotation of the earth. The picture below is a downloadable poster from National Geography that explains it far easier that we can with words.

So, we’re very sorry if the dates we advertise don’t fit in with your holiday plans but there is really nothing we can do to change that.  Except maybe talk to us before you make any firm plans or book any accommodation and we will do our best to accommodate your needs during your holidays.




  • flaked smoked or cooked mackerel – 200g mackerel / 100g butter

  • butter – unsalted

  • cayenne pepper

  • ground mace

  • lemon juice

  • black pepper

  • heat tablespoon butter per 100gms used in pan

  • add cayenne, mace & black peppers

  • add mackerel when butters is hot – stir until fish is hot BUT do not brown

  • pack fish into moulds – heat rest of butter – skim- pour over mackerel

  • leave until cool & butter is set – wrap & either chill or freeze


The Big Draw – 2015

October 2, 2015
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April 1, 2015

The definition of the word ‘memory‘, according to The Oxford English Dictionary… “The faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information”. The definition of the word ‘memories‘, according to people who have spent a day with us here at Real Staithes… Why not join us for a day of fun here on the edge […]

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March 20, 2015

Nothing can beat a piece ( or two.. ) of home-made cake… Shown in the picture are two of our favourites a fruit cake, which we serve with cheese and a lemon cake with lemon sugar topping. The fruit cake is made the way Tricia’s Grandmother made them.   The dried fruit is added to a […]

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A day at sea

June 22, 2014

An amazing day at sea today (Sunday 22nd June) first up spotted a very large male Bottle Nosed Dolphin traveling at speed. We saw lots of Manx Shearwaters the most so far this year. Finally, a lone Storm Petrel, unfortunately it was being badly harassed by both Herring and Black Back Gulls, let’s hope it […]

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Home made soup…

June 10, 2014

Mint, cucumber and fresh peas make a wonderful summer soup that can be served either hot or cold.  It could be served with fresh crusty bread and sea lettuce butter as a light lunch or supper dish but we will be serving it this Sunday 15th June 2014 as part of our three course lunch […]

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Sea Cabbage or Silverwhips…

May 28, 2014

Sea Cabbage or Silverwhips as they are know as here in Staithes or more commonly known else where as Wild Cabbage ‘brassica oleracea’. This plant transforms Staithes into a riot of yellows… greens… with a hint of purple during May. Even when the sea fret is present, which can be often at this time of […]

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May 22, 2014

The last couple of days have been spent watching kittiwakes collecting nesting materials from the foreshore here in Staithes.  At one point the kittiwakes were even taking material from a herring gull’s nest,  while the herring gull put up a fight the kittiwakes continued to pinch it’s nest.   A quick count of  nests on the […]

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Staithes in bloom… Bluebells….

May 11, 2014
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