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Chanonry Point, Fortrose

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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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  • Beautiful place that I'm lucky enough to live beside. I never take for granted how lucky I am. Beautiful setting and been fortunate to see the Dolphins many times. Beautiful walk along the coastline t...  more »
  • This is one of only places in the world were you are guaranteed to see dolphins in the wild. To do so, you must get the tide times right. With the tides rushing into, or out of, the Moray Firth, the s...  more »
  • The car park is small but you dont have long to wait till somebody moves there car .It is an excellant spot for dolphing watching and are so close you have no trouble seeing them without binoculours  more »
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  • Amazing place, a must visit. We went 4 times and saw dolphins within a stone's throw distance every time. Nice friendly ice cream van as well. Free parking
  • Watching the dolphins is magical! It's only a small hop between here and Denmark, for a whale that is. A large whale showed up a couple of years ago, photo was taken-not by me-published in local paper. National Geographic published it too without permission but the photographer took issue with them and won! Just shows what you can see here with lots of perseverance and a large dose of luck.
  • Nice place to walk and if you are lucky see the dolphins. We were unlucky but son enjoyed throwing stones in the water. Beautiful scenery.
  • Great place to spot dolphins. We saw them. Worth a visit when you are near Inverness.
  • Nice views. Worth a visit but sadly no dolphins!