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Address: Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Dolphins can be seen close up from the shore

Chanonry point is a grand spot on a sandy peninsula sticking out into the Moray Firth next to a lighthouse. You have a good chance of seeing dolphins here from the shore... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chanonry point is a grand spot on a sandy peninsula sticking out into the Moray Firth next to a lighthouse. You have a good chance of seeing dolphins here from the shore especially in the summer months (April - October) on an incoming tide. The dolphins can occasionally jump clear of the water and it is a fantastic sight. Seals... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely place for a walk and some dolphin spotting. A bit open so be prepared for a brisk wind off the water but great views and a lovely place to picnic on a nice day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a wonderful experience to see Dolphins so close even forgot to try and capture on camera ! They are so beautiful and wild The sand is also so clean ! A pleasure to be there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived two days in a row about 2 hours after low tide (tide 8:20 and we arrived 10/10:30) and saw lots of Dolphins both times. They are amazing seeing them jumping out the water. Well worth the visit. Car parking is a bit tight after 10am but I noticed there was a free shuttle bus. Didn't use this though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't think we would ever be able to watch dolphins from a beach in the UK!!! But we can!!! The parking is rubbish but free..... It's a bit of a drive out onto the Black Isle but seeing these amazing animals feeding just yards from the beach makes the drive well worth it..... And it is just yards!!! Kids love... More 

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Brodick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went around 2 hours before high tide and got great views of the dolphins coming right up to the beach. The only thing missing was some toilets at the car park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went 2 hours before the peak of high tide as recommended on the website. The dolphins were so close to the beach and they put up quite a show! It was great. The place really need some public toilets though. I saw a sign about further development in the car park, I really hope the plans include toilets.

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Flekkefjord, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not really believe that it would be so easy to spot dolphins but it was! We saw several dolphins and even a mother and a calf!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw the dolphins! What more can I say. Fantastic and an amazing experience, so glad I went, beach was very nice too

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly no dolphins on our visit but many birds and seals. Very windy so be warned. No local services and car park full on arrival.

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