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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
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations
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Daylesford, Australia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
107 attraction reviews
528 helpful votes 528 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We didn't see any dolphins but the location is fabulous and we had a great walk along the coast to Rosemarkie.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I love lighthouses, and I love the ocean. I make it my goal to try and find a lighthouse any time I'm on vacation. Not only did we find the lighthouse, but we were able to sit and have a snack and see a dolphin. And a seal. Of course I left my zoom lens in the car so I... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Visit around an hour after low tide to have a good chance of seeing the dolphins (and seals) in action. Parking available but does get busy at times. Patience and a pair of wellies are essential - being able to stand in the water ensures a good view if there is a crowd. Enjoy a walk along Rosemarkie beach as... More

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North Wlales
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you want to see the real thing without having to go out in a boat then this is it. However, you will need to compete with other people with the same wish. Parking can be stretched at times. I would suggest going very early morning or evening when the tide is high. Absolutely stunning.

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Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
151 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A merchant in Inverness told us about Chanonry Point, the best place to watch Bottle nose dolphins in all of Scotland. Under his recommendation we went there an hour before high tide, We had to get the info about the high tides at the Tourism bureau in Inverness. There were a lot of people there, some professionals had their gear... More

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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