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Chanonry Point, Fortrose
(4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
A good place for observing bottlenose dolphins, Chanonry Point serves as one of Scotland's major draws for ardent nature lovers. A narrow spit of land extending into a triangular inlet, this popular vantage point offers good photo opportunities throughout the year, though dolphin sightings increase during the warmer months. You can look for whales and dolphins any time of day, but the best light for serious photography happens in the late afternoon, when you can frame your shots away from the sun. Parking is limited, so consider walking here from the nearby town of Fortrose. Take a look at our Fortrose holiday planner to schedule your visit to Chanonry Point and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • more time to get there. If you go to the website by typing "Fortrose dolphin" explain answer on them and timetables to see them. They told me that they come when the tide rises and was climbing when we were there waiting for them with a dozen tourists. Nothing, not even the shadow. I wouldn't recommend it, if you see them blessed! The parking lot is small but there was no place.
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  • Fantastic views and great opportunities to view the Moray Firth dolphins. Take a flask of tea or a hip flask, wrap up warm and wait! Best time to see the dolphins is during the summer months when the ...  more »
  • Chantry point is a special place. I have sat there for many hours awaiting the dolphins which sometimes appear. When they do it is truly magical. It really is luck if the draw. Always a bracing walk a...  more »