We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chanonry Point

Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Fortrose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations
99 visitor photos
Write a Review

192 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    127
    45
    18
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dundee, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Ignore what the tourist guides say;best viewed at high tide, nonsense. We listened to the ice cream van lady ( theres no other facilities), who said that as the tide turns from low is when you'll see them and bingo! Narrow access road, watch out for wayward golf balls but a worthwhile treck from Grantown on Spey to view. Carpark... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My family and I have been coming to this place for many years and unfortunately we feel the original ambience of the place has now been ruined by continually increasing numbers of visitors. Whereas we used to come here and spend a quiet and very therapeutic time sitting in a lovely spot and occasionally seeing dolphins, the scenery is still... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Fabulous . Looking out to sea to spot dolphins. There is nothing to dislike about this experience as it is really unique. Come and see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Consett, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were on holiday in a nearby camp site and got to see the dolphins every time we visited chanonry point. Many people bemoan the fact that they never see any at all even on visiting numerous times. Each time we arrived approx. one hour after low tide and this may account for why we always get to see them.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We checked the times of the changing tide online and headed out, walking from Rosemarkie along the beach in the afternoon about 2.30 pm. A small crowd had gathered and we were not disappointed. The dolphins played , jumped from the water as if just for our entertainment ! It was amazing so we went back 2 days later and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Driffield, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We love the fact that we can see dolphins close in the wild as they should be. Unfortunately the car park now needs some maintenance and a bit of organisation as sadly you get people who abandon their cars therefore preventing others from parking as they've taken several bays. Also needs toilets. There is a footpath to the actual point... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
St. Albans
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed two nights down the road at Avoch and having been on a "dolphin less" boat trip that morning, then visited Channory Point early evening at changing tide and we were not disappointed! We saw masses of dolphins including young and dolphins jumping right out of the water chasing fish, all surprisingly close to shore (no binoculars required!). Highlight... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wakefield
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
88 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

No problems with parking on our late afternoon visit. Ice cream van was still there but the dolphins were not. Disappointing for us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the 3rd year we have visited and usually stay on the caravan and camping site-Rosemarkie. There is another camp site around the headland called Fortrose. Its within walking distance from the campsite but there is a car park. NO TOILETS THOUGH

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are interested in dolphin watching Chanonry Point is nearby Rosemarkie. If walking it is 1.4 miles flat walking, easy parking at Rosemarkie, at weekends Chanory point is too congested and impossible to park. We had to abondin our visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chanonry Point also viewed

Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty
 
Inverness, Scottish Highlands
Nairn, Scottish Highlands
 

Been to Chanonry Point? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Chanonry Point, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing