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Address: Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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UK Dolphins at their best

In my opinion the best place in the UK to see bottlenose dolphins whilst standing on a beach. No facilities to review here, it simply is a stretch of beach on which you stand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

In my opinion the best place in the UK to see bottlenose dolphins whilst standing on a beach. No facilities to review here, it simply is a stretch of beach on which you stand looking out to the Firth waiting for the beautiful beasts to arrive!

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Agerdeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Didn't have to wait too long to see the Dolphins,very cold standing even if it is June,bring a jacket.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had a visit to this point to see some dolphins but it was very busy and difficult to park. We watched for ages and saw nothing. The icecream man told us you see dolphins every day (obviously wanting to sell icecream) as we got chatting to some locals who said they had not seen dolphins for weeks. Up to you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Arrive around an hour after low tide to have the best chance of seeing wild bottlenose dolphins close to shore, and if you are lucky fishing for salmon.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Sometimes the local bottlenose dolphins are within 60 yards of the gravelly beach. Sometimes the visitors/ dog walkers do not keep their animals quiet and under control. Be aware, there are no toilets or catering facilities, its usually cold and windy. wrap up warm, bring sandwiches, dont drink.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

AMAZING! They're so close you can almost touch them, its absolutely stunning to watch, wrap up warm though, its chilly out there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It may of been a journey to get here but was well worth it. Despite being cold and windy we were treated to a spectacular display by the Dolphins. We were advised to go as the tide went out by the dolphin centre at Spey bay and they were right, it was a prime time to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Having seen no dolphins on a cruise out of Inverness we headed up to Chanonry Point as the crew informed us that there were at least 100 dolphins there. We were not disappointed. The best time is on a rising tide. We arrived 3 hours after low tide and thought we might be too late but were treated toba frenzy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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Address: Address: Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Fortrose

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