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Address: Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Dolphin watching

We visited Chanonory point whilst on holiday in Fortrose, we found the best time to see the Dolphins was 2hrs after low tide as the salmon were coming in with the tide. It does... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Chanonory point whilst on holiday in Fortrose, we found the best time to see the Dolphins was 2hrs after low tide as the salmon were coming in with the tide. It does get quite crowded if the Dolphins make an appearence, you are not always guaranteed a sighting but when they do make an appearence its fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic experience, watching the dolphins leaping in the air just metres from the shore. However keep your dog on a lead.....the day before our visit a labrador had been swept out in the rip tide and only due to a miracle had it been rescued after over half an hour. Story and dramatic pics all over the local paper. Our... More 

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Pickering
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

On my recent trip to Scotland I visited Chanonry point about 1 hour before low tide and stayed for about three hours. No dolphin which was disappointing but having been several times before this was the first no show. Lots of people on the beach watching and the atmosphere was jovial even with the lack of activity. Will be going... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I could see where this would be a beautiful place to get away to enjoy the scenery and nature for free and have a nice walk and possibly an ice cream. Nice place for the family.

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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

First time we visited dolphins every day which was July 2014. This year unfortunately saw none at all. But I do know other people saw them every day. We were just always in the wrong place. Easy done walking dogs for miles every day. Stayed at Fortrose campsite which was fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We seem to live in a time when a family of 4 struggles to get entry in to any entertainment for less than £50 (and sometimes a lot more), so it is great that free places like Chanonry Point still exist. The key to making this work for you and to give you the best chance of seeing some Dolphins... More 

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's a lovely stroll along the beach from the lighthouse at the point to Rosemarkie or you can do it the other way round. Parking at both ends. There is a nice cafe in Rosemarkie for a cup of tea and a scone. It's also best at low tide if you can work it out.

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Callander, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Brilliant place to watch the dolphins coming in with the tide, whatever the weather. We watched them in the water coming past Fort George round Chanonry Point and on towards the Kessock Bridge. Fantastic natural occurrence.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband wanted to find dolphins so we drove up to Chanonry Point. There wasn't quite enough parking to contain all the visitors but you can drive right up to the beach which is handy. Everyone tends to congregate on the corner to watch for dolphins. We spoke to a couple who had been there three days in a row... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I learned of Chanonry Point by taking a cruise on Moray Firth. It has a very nice lighthouse dating from 1846, a good view of Fort George from across the water, a beach, but also dolphins, which are seen close to shore. Limited parking. If you are in Inverness, this would make a great daytrip. Take the... More 

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Address: Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Fortrose

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