The old fishing village of Johnshaven is accessed from the A92 (Dundee –Aberdeen) coastal road between Montrose and Inverbervie (following the Angus tourist route).
Johnshaven hosts an annual fish festival every August which pays homage to the fact that it was once one of the most important fishing ports in Scotland. Today, despite the harsh decline of the commercial fishing vessel, lobster, crab and prawn boats still play an active role in this pretty part of Scotland. Commerce for exporting lobster is thriving and provides a vital lifeline for the local economy, and a real treat for tourists who want to sample some of the finest seafood & lobster at an affordable price. Be sure to try out the catch of the day when you visit.
People from all over the world travel to Johnshaven and the surrounding areas, especially during the summer months. Ramblers, bird watchers, cyclists, families, school trips and the intrepid traveller all enjoy exploring the regions natural beauty.
The Blue flag beaches of nearby Montrose and St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve offer miles of stunning sandy beaches. Set amongst cliffs and sand dunes, these are some of the nicest beaches in the world and even in the warmer months remain uncrowded.
Johnshaven could be just another wee village you easily missed on your travels around our wonderful country, but if you want a real taste of Scotland; see a traditional boat builder at work, or call in to a cool arts & crafts shop, you’ll be welcomed by a friendly community whilst exploring our beautiful coastline.