Johnshaven is 14 miles south of Stonehaven along the coast, just of the A92 Stonehaven to Dundee road.
With a population of 675, along with neighbouring village Gourdon, it is smallest villages with Local Authority - owned harbours.
In 1722 it had 26 boats and around 130 fisherman making it one of the biggest fishing communities in Scotland at that time.
To-day, in Johnshaven, lobster fishing is still carried out and live lobsters can often be seen in water tanks at the harbour before being shipped to the continent.
A large percentage of the population are still engaged in fishing and related activities and you still see oilskins hanging outside the doors of some fishermen's cottages.
Johnshaven is well worth a visit. In August the Annual Fish Festival is a popular attraction.The village is popular with walkers and cyclists those with an interest in boats.
Places to Stay
There are two hotels in Johnshaven.
Modern Caravan and Camping Site
There is one general store in the village.
Parking is available for Cars and Coaches
How To Get To Johnshaven
Travelling by road take the A92 coastal road, pass through Kinneff, Inverbervie and watch for a signpost to Johnshaven on the left about 3 miles beyond Inverbervie.
A Bus Service is available and Bus Timetables can be checked here
The area of Johnshaven and the surrounding area of Benholm is rich in maritime heritage.
For more information on Johnshaven visit local website