Staithes is a seaside village in the Scarborough Borough of North Yorkshire, England. Formerly one of the largest fishing ports on the north east coast in England, there is a long tradition of using the ‘coble’ (a traditional fishing vessel) in Staithes. It is also home to various important minerals, Jet, Iron, Alum and Potash, an industry that continues to the present day. The Boulby Potash mine being one of the deepest in the United Kingdom and one of the tidiest being located. Staithes is now largely a tourist destination within the North York Moors National Park.