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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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  • Wonderful car park to observe the otters /dolphins and many sea birds easy spend all day here with the stunning view across to other parts of the highlands,if in car bring a picnic you won't regret it...  more »
  • I go to Chanonry Point as often as I can while visiting the Highlands. It has the most stunning scenery and is a very peaceful place. The real attraction is the chance of seeing dolphins. I have been ...  more »
  • Best place to sit and watch dolphins, but be prepared for a wait as they don't come on time. I recommend to bring binoculars and a flask of coffee.