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Address: Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Don't miss the dolphins!

Seeing the dolphins is well worth the wait! Car parking is poor but hopefully this is going to be improved.A beautiful place for a walk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Seeing the dolphins is well worth the wait! Car parking is poor but hopefully this is going to be improved.A beautiful place for a walk.

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Chanonry Point is an excellent spot to see the Dolpins. Parking is limited. No toilet facilities are available. Disability access and facilities are very limited.

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We picked the wrong time of year for this visit. Although it was a very pretty place it was freezing cold and we didn't see any dolphins. We would like to go back when the weather is better.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

One of the best places around the coast to see Botlenose Dolphins in the wild and closeup from the spit of Chanonry Point below the lighthouse. Nore details in Charles Tait's North Highlands Guide Book

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Back again to one of my favorite places in the world In fact we wasn't expecting to see much this time with it being late October the weather was mid tropical storm but we stopped by on the off chance while the rain had stopped and of course we couldn't leave Scotland without visit here So glad we decided to... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stayed at the Point for a week and whenever we went to the Point we saw something, be it dolphins, porpoise and/or seals plus an array of birds – wonderful. We also saw full rainbows every day. It can get crowded in the car park but in October, there was never a problem. Be patient and just enjoy the... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Until a few months ago we lived on the Black Isle and Chanonry Point was one of our favourite places to visit and walk the dog. You need to check the tide times and get there when the tide is changing or just after if you want to see dolphins. There is a free car park although this gets extremely... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

When we finally found the place, it wasn't marked on any signs, and the satnav was a bit vague, but very well worth it when you do get there. Tip, ignore the satnav, drive past the golf club, and keep going until you can't go any further and park by the beach. It's a bit of a walk to get... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Have been lucky to visit here several times and have seen the dolphins on each occasion. Absolutely fabulous to watch them feed and play so near to the shore. Check the tides to make sure you time your visit right in order to improve your chances of seeing them.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stunning views, parking available, relaxing environment. We saw lots of seals, but no dolphins when we were there. We were there about 2 and a half hours after low tide so maybe too late.

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