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Chanonry Point

Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Fortrose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations
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York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The weather was appalling, driving rain and wind, but as soon as we parked the car we saw what we had come to see - the dolphins! I was surprised how close to the shore they came at one point. The area itself is lovely and I can imagine sitting on the pebbly beach for ages on a warmer day.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to see the dolphins twice up close during our three day visit and every day at a distance. We also saw seals every day. The best time to see them is 2 hours after low tide, but we found our best encounters to be early morning each time.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went to see if we could catch a glimpse of the dolphins, but they were not to be seen today. Even so, the beach is really nice, dog friendly, outstanding views, good for scimming also. Nice stretch of beach when it's low tide, areas to sit with picnic benches and an ice cream van was there selling all sorts of... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Two afternoons: 1 with seals and lots of dolphins performing magnificently (enough to forget the cold); the second, 1 seal, 1 cormorant and a disappointed daughter. Just be aware that it might not happen and take warm clothes and drinks and cross fingers! I'm sure the dolphins were laughing at us from the other side of the firth!

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We checked the tide times and advice about when best to see the dolphins at Chanonry Point and got there in plenty of time. Lots of people from all over the world were there and everyone was really friendly and chatty. Unfortunately, we didn't see any dolphins there despite waiting for almost 2 hours and scanning the tide with the... More

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great experience seeing dolphins so close up. Great walk from lighthouse to rose markie beach cafe, highly recommend!!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the best places to see Dolphins in their natural environment. They come very close to the shore and you can see them playing with the salmon and jumping right out of the water. The best time is shortly after low tide. Get there early as parking can be difficult.

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Stanwood, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Saw one dolphin just off the beach....tide was not right for them to be feeding close in. Drive there was beautiful & worthwhile in itself.

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Eutin, Germany
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Best point to watch dolphins in Scotland. And if there are any, there´s a nice fish & chips around ;-)

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North Yorkshire
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Seen twice at about one hour past low tide. Lifts the spirit. Gets quite crowded. Worth parking in Fortrose past old school and before caravan site. You can then walk along the path by the beach.

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