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Chanonry Point

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Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

I invited 3 "non-Scots" to Chanonry to see the dolphins, but they complained they couldn't see any!! They were ALL looking way out into the Moray Firth, so I told them to look about 6 FEET away, and THERE they WERE!!Magnificent creatures who gamble and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful place to see dolphins jumping close to the shore. A favourite place for many photographers, best to check the tide times and plan to arrive as the tide is coming in

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cathryn H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited a few times now and always at wrong time of year so have yet to see any dolphins but did see some seals. Beautiful scenery even on a wintery rainy day. Cat park is very well maintained but could really do with the addition...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank twinklesblog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a trip to see if we could see the dolphins at Chanonry Point, the point by the light house was not to disappoint as within ten minutes we spotted the first fin breaking the water. The wind and rain couldn’t put a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ftvtoh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is so good. The views are really nice. If you are lucky you could see a dolphin. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bibcay
Reviewed 28 December 2018

The two of us, along with a couple of dozen friends we never knew we had, went dolphins watching on Chanonry Point and found sun, clouds, wind, water and a rainbow or two—but no dolphins. We knew we were going at the wrong time of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot for dolphin and seal watching but is a bit hit and miss. One day nothing and then jumping in front of you. Car park is charging from March to October.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 668paulc668
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very nice area, Best place to see Dolphins, not check the tide times as this is important! high tide is best. Very nice little Bistro in Fortrose called 1V10, not very well signed, just keep your eyes open. David.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank thecornergallery
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Worth a stop to try and spot the dolphins. No luck for us but we did see quite a number of seals bobbing about, one of whom came in very close to shore, got some good footage of it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank redimp21
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I was there for sunrise absoultely beautiful. I didn't see any dolphins but I did see plenty of different sea birds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ssca
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24 April 2018|
Response from naturalmass | Reviewed this property |
there's not a path as such. Other than the standard road and pavement scenario, the final road leading to the point is through the golf course. This road has several sleeping policemen throughout its length and has shirt... More
7 April 2017|
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Response from lincsmike | Reviewed this property |
No charge for parking all free and lovely views regards
12 June 2016|
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Response from lincsmike | Reviewed this property |
I suppose you could use a disposable one on the little beach here but make sure to extinguish it before you leave and remove all rubbish.