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Address: Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Thrilling to see dolphins so close in the wild.

Do a bit of research and get the tide times arrive in good time and enjoy. So much better to see dolphins in the wild rather than in a pool with a trainer. Absolutely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Do a bit of research and get the tide times arrive in good time and enjoy. So much better to see dolphins in the wild rather than in a pool with a trainer. Absolutely spectacular and definitely recommend if you are anywhere near we traveled from Aviemore to do and it was a highlight of the holiday.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Disabled access is horrendous as you have to get access to the beach! However, find the right place and as long as you have your binoculars you will see everything beautifully. Best time to go Low Tide! An unique experience all around, especially as you have to drive through a Golf Lincs!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Chanorry Point is a nice spot with an old lighthouseover looking it. Its a stone shingle beach. We arrived, surprised to find free parking, then walked out to the point where there were quite a large crowd waiting to see the dolphins, time was not on our side and we couldnt wait hours like some had come prepared for, and... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

An utterly wonderful spot. The views of the Firth all around, and then seeing dolphins feeding close in to the shore. We will be back to see it all again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic place to see the Dolphins but you need to be patient so would advise flask of tea/coffee and a bite to eat.Also ensure you take a warm coat as it gets very cold by the sea.It might take a few hours for the Dolphins to show up but when they do its really worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Just go at high tide and keep your eyes open and be patient. Dolphintastic we also saw a seal. It is free so don't book a tour

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Travel along the middle of a golf course to reach Chanonry Point! From the car park, walk beneath the lighthouse to reach the beach on the left-hand side, with Fort George on the opposite side of the Moray Firth. It is here that most sightings of dolphins take place. You just need patience and the right tide times, when the... More 

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Choppington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were lucky enough to see the Dolphins close up, you do have to walk onto the shingle beach to stand a chance of spotting them, I couldn't believe how close they come to the shore. The locals were very friendly and helpful and gave us some ideas of other places to visit in the area. Visit in the morning... More 

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The reason we visited the Black isle and after an hours wait was rewarded witrh a small Pod... The trip was worth it!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is somewhere I've always loved coming. It's a great spot for having a picnic or a walk along the beach. Watching the dolphins is an added bonus!

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