A great place to visit – come for the day or stay a bit longer!

Johnshaven is an historic fishing village located in South Aberdeenshire with lots to see and do….. 

  • Johnshaven Heritage Hub Museum
  • licenced Village Store with visiting Post Office
  • small hotel with an excellent reputation for food – local seafood a speciality
  • fantastic harbour-front cafe for breakfast, lunch and ice-creams
  • pub with regular live music
  • hairdressing salon
  • numerous self catering properties
  • coastal path and pebble beaches with loads of rock pools for you to explore
  • fantastic facilities at Wairds Park caravan and campsite
  • a park with tennis courts, putting, bowling green and lots of play equipment
  • community garden
  • regular events at the village hall
  • an annual extravaganza – Johnshaven Fish Festival – a fun day out for everyone in early August


Close by there is:

  • Dunnottar Castle – stunningly photogenic
  • miles of sandy beaches at St Cyrus, Montrose or Lunan Bay
  • House of Dun – stately home and gardens
  • Fettercairn Distillery – whisky tours   
  • puffins and other cliff nesting birds at Fowlsheugh RSPB
  • Montrose Sports Centre & indoor swimming pool
  • Stonehaven’s famous Art Deco heated open air swimming pool
  • Montrose Basin – a haven for birds with an excellent visitor centre and hides
  • Many more castles less than an hour’s drive away
  • Montrose Playhouse – 3 screen cinema & arts centre (opening 2021)