Seaforth Guest House

The Johnshaven Eye’s very own Lloyd Grossman recently visited Seaforth B&B Guest House, on the corner of Beach Road, just opposite the Hardgate area. It’s Gwen and Steve Paton’s house, perhaps the only house in the village where you can have breakfast within 20ft of the sea.


Seaforth sits proudly on the corner, commanding breathtaking views across Johnshaven’s coastline and on towards Montrose. When the tide is high, the sense of panorama is overwhelming from the comforts of the lounge and dining room, drawing you outside to explore the Hardgate promenade and be amazed by the raw power of the North Sea as it smashes into the breakwater.

Gwen and Steve have realised the potential in their home and set about promoting it as a destination for visitors. It’s quite unique in a way, because what they are doing is sharing the magical qualities of their home with complete strangers from around the globe who, by the time they sit down for breakfast, are literally spellbound by the whole experience.

Equal to any Hilton!

Seaforth B&B Guesthouse has two very spacious guest rooms, both complete with more than adequate en-suite facilities. Gwen and Steve can cater for families too, as the rooms are designed to adapt to any guest requirement. Both rooms are beautifully decorated, colour coordinated accessories compliment the craftsmanship in the tiling and finishing. It really is ‘second to none’. The guest book affirms such quality in the statements about the shower. If there were ratings for shower quality and all round enjoyment, then Seaforth would achieve the five star rank.


Visitors to Seaforth can find the perfect base from which to explore the landscapes of the Mearns, walk the wild and beautiful coastline to Gourdon or follow the trails around Benholm and Knox Hill. As a retreat after a big day of adventure, Seaforth’s welcome accommodation offers clean and friendly surroundings, relaxation and great hospitality.

Seaforth B&B Guest House, Johnshaven. T 01561 361480 M 0774077734.
Visit Seaforth Guest House website.