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Chanonry Point

Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Fortrose
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations
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Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Especially during the summer months when the salmon are running you can see the dolphins very close in to the point. Particularly when the tide is coming in the dolphins often can be seen just off shore, catching salmon.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

It's the only place you can see dolphins close to land in the UK to my knowledge. More chances of seeing them when the salmon season is on. You need to be there as the tide starts to come in or sometimes as it turns. But so far this year we have seen them on both visits A great way... More

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We parked at the time of falling tide and eventually patience was rewarded by the swim past close to the shore of two dolphins. The car park was being well visited and some were taking advantage of being able to walk past the lighthouse to another viewing point. Lovely skies, seabirds, the seal checking out the shore - all made... More

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Midlands
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A very wind swept and overcast day when we visited, seen so many good reports but were unlucky, not sure if too early or too late but either way we didn't see any dolphins. A beautiful place for a coastal walk and the scenery is fabulous.

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It can be a bit cold and blustery - but worth it. At the incoming tide, watch the water come alive as the fish come in to feed and not far behind are the seals and the dophins. There are so close to the shore, you don't really need binoculars, but a camera is essential.

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lancs
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Had read about Chanonry point and seen a clip on the TV about dolphin watching.It was an absolute must on our tour coastal tour of Scotland.Getting there we took the ferry across Cromarty Firth from Nigg which was very interesting.A very small ferry holding four vehicles I think with a turntable arrangement .Beautiful scenery en route towards Rosemarkie. To get... More

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Eccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I enjoyed getting the bus from Inverness bus station to Chanonry Point,and walking from the edge of the village down to the locch and then walking alongside the golf course to the lighthouse,and watching the the dolphins swim and play as they were chasing the boats.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

this is a beautiful beach reached by a beautiful walk tho a unique golf course. it was late on in september to sea dolphins as there are less salmon about but we did see 2. there is a peacefulness about the beach and fort george seems close right across the firth a must see for everyone

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Chanonry Point is a fantastic place to see dolphins up close. It's fairly easy to find...drive through the golf course rather than turn off for the caravan site. Park in the car park by the lighthouse (if you can find a space as some times it's really busy) and you can either walk along the pebble beach or you use... More

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Colne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Was there on 16th and 17 Sept this year saw about 5 or 6 and one with a baby with it. Last year about a week earlier we saw a lot more. Our Son and grandchildren were there in July this year they saw a lot. Best place in walk to the end of the point.

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