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Chanonry Point

Address: Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Fortrose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best places around the coast to see Botlenose Dolphins in the wild and closeup from the spit of Chanonry Point below the lighthouse. Nore details in Charles Tait's North Highlands Guide Book

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Back again to one of my favorite places in the world In fact we wasn't expecting to see much this time with it being late October the weather was mid tropical storm but we stopped by on the off chance while the rain had stopped and of course we couldn't leave Scotland without visit here So glad we decided to... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
48 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stayed at the Point for a week and whenever we went to the Point we saw something, be it dolphins, porpoise and/or seals plus an array of birds – wonderful. We also saw full rainbows every day. It can get crowded in the car park but in October, there was never a problem. Be patient and just enjoy the... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Until a few months ago we lived on the Black Isle and Chanonry Point was one of our favourite places to visit and walk the dog. You need to check the tide times and get there when the tide is changing or just after if you want to see dolphins. There is a free car park although this gets extremely... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

When we finally found the place, it wasn't marked on any signs, and the satnav was a bit vague, but very well worth it when you do get there. Tip, ignore the satnav, drive past the golf club, and keep going until you can't go any further and park by the beach. It's a bit of a walk to get... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Have been lucky to visit here several times and have seen the dolphins on each occasion. Absolutely fabulous to watch them feed and play so near to the shore. Check the tides to make sure you time your visit right in order to improve your chances of seeing them.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stunning views, parking available, relaxing environment. We saw lots of seals, but no dolphins when we were there. We were there about 2 and a half hours after low tide so maybe too late.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Wild, windy and spotting seals and dolphins made the wait well worth it. Check tide tables before visiting

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I go to watch the dolphins most Sundays when the weather is good as it's just amazing to have on my door step and it's free omg it's amazing to see them so close to the edge what fun the have worth a visit . Ten minuets from Inverness

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Daylesford, Australia
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128 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There is a charm of slowly driving through a wind swept golf course by the sea, stopping, rugging up for a walk, feeling and smelling the salt air, staring across the white capped firth, trying to imagine living here today or 100 or 1000 years ago, and then, to top off the moment, a chance encounter with a very young... More 

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