Chanonry Point
Chanonry Point
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • gsgman777
    Columbia, Illinois706 contributions
    No dolphins, but a great spot to hang and relax
    We decided to spend a little time looking out at the water and taking a beach walk. It was nice, quiet and comfortable. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see any dolphins in the water but we enjoyed looking for some shells and rocks on the beach.
    Visited May 2022
    Written 13 January 2023
  • Cora B
    Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands1,369 contributions
    O, I love to be beside this sea side
    Paid, small car park, loads of info, benches, short walk to lighthouse and beach. Excellent spot to watch the dolphins, on a rising tide, caching their meal. Great views towards Fort George. Benches to sit and enjoy the scenery.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 May 2023
  • Anuj_Mithani
    Mumbai, India3,887 contributions
    Beautiful spot on the Black Isle
    Stopped by en route to Dornoch from Inverness. Paid parking available, but fills up quickly. Sadly no dolphins for us that day, but wonderfully scenic and tranquil spot. Beautiful walk past the lighthouse along the long stretch of beach, past the golfcourse towards Rosemarkie.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 29 May 2023
  • franbex39
    Bere Regis, United Kingdom37 contributions
    Love seeing the dolphins. Great experience and lovely atmosphere.
    This was such a great day seeing the dolphins at Chanonry Point. They came up so close. You have to check the tide times and get there an hour after low tide but we actually got there really early as we knew parking could be difficult. It's a lovely atmosphere as so many looking with you and it's so exciting each time the dolphins swim by. Really worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Catriona S
    2 contributions
    Dolphin Haven
    The prime site to view the Moray Firth dolphins. Pick a time when the tide is on the turn, and coming back in. Parking available but the car park is quite small. A short walk required to get down to the waters edge.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Arramattic
    Yorkshire, United Kingdom773 contributions
    Free! No need to go on a tour, parking cheap
    Just WOW! Dolphins:- Go on the rising tide, although the dolphins appeared to be there a lot at any time Park in the carpark, its cheap - £2 for 2 hours, £3 for 3 hours (no campervans, only cars) walk along the beach past the lighthouse, stand on the point thee & marvel at the dolphins almost within touching distance. Recommend dressing warmly/for rain too. The dolphins just seem to frolic right in front of you, just the best experience
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Joanne C
    Ellesmere, United Kingdom356 contributions
    Dolphins or not , go anyway
    Sadly we didn’t see any dolphins but it is a great place to visit anyway , parking is limited and it is pay and display. There is some seating and a lovely long stretch of beach . The view over to Georges fort is great and the water is crystal clear . If the dolphins are there all well and good but go anyway.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
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The M
43 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
When in Rome...when in Ross and Cromarty
Point is ... you really have to go here 🤗
Everyone holding phones and cameras at the ready to see a bit of blue planet magic

They say best time to see our dolphin friends is after the tide changes as they chase the fish in ... we went about 10.30am and saw 2 bobbing heads which was for us luck enough
Guess it's a right time right place thing with these big fellows
Next time then we may see them jump 😀
Written 31 July 2023
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Phoebe Teh Heard
Wrexham, UK681 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
It was just a drive through and pit stop for us, and we were so lucky to have the chance to witness some dolphins at chanonry Bay.
Written 23 July 2023
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Joanne C
Ellesmere, UK356 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Sadly we didn’t see any dolphins but it is a great place to visit anyway , parking is limited and it is pay and display. There is some seating and a lovely long stretch of beach . The view over to Georges fort is great and the water is crystal clear . If the dolphins are there all well and good but go anyway.
Written 20 July 2023
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Arramattic
Yorkshire, UK773 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Just WOW!
Dolphins:- Go on the rising tide, although the dolphins appeared to be there a lot at any time
Park in the carpark, its cheap - £2 for 2 hours, £3 for 3 hours (no campervans, only cars) walk along the beach past the lighthouse, stand on the point thee & marvel at the dolphins almost within touching distance. Recommend dressing warmly/for rain too.
The dolphins just seem to frolic right in front of you, just the best experience
Written 16 July 2023
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Catriona S
2 contributions
Jun 2023
The prime site to view the Moray Firth dolphins. Pick a time when the tide is on the turn, and coming back in. Parking available but the car park is quite small. A short walk required to get down to the waters edge.
Written 2 July 2023
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franbex39
Bere Regis, UK37 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
This was such a great day seeing the dolphins at Chanonry Point. They came up so close. You have to check the tide times and get there an hour after low tide but we actually got there really early as we knew parking could be difficult. It's a lovely atmosphere as so many looking with you and it's so exciting each time the dolphins swim by. Really worth a visit.
Written 29 June 2023
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Andy F
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Family
Un welcome driving a campervan .we turned around and left too far from main road to walk. Such a shame as we were looking forward to it .
Written 15 June 2023
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India3,887 contributions
Apr 2023
Stopped by en route to Dornoch from Inverness. Paid parking available, but fills up quickly. Sadly no dolphins for us that day, but wonderfully scenic and tranquil spot. Beautiful walk past the lighthouse along the long stretch of beach, past the golfcourse towards Rosemarkie.
Written 30 May 2023
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Cora B
Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands1,369 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Paid, small car park, loads of info, benches, short walk to lighthouse and beach. Excellent spot to watch the dolphins, on a rising tide, caching their meal. Great views towards Fort George. Benches to sit and enjoy the scenery.
Written 23 May 2023
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oliver
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Family
Went there to see dolphins after waiting a while saw a couple of dolphins feeding and a seal. Only problem was the car park had no campervan parking and little spots but the parking attendant was very helpful and guided us to free parking a mile up the road with a coastal walk.
Written 14 April 2023
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