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Chanonry Point

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Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 January 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...More

5  Thank AshleySpencer1983
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 January 2013

What a wasted opportunity for Inverness tourism. This place is often quoted in national press, as THE place for dolphin spotting and so much more could be made of it without over commercialising . Frankly it's a let down not helped by the poor state...More

3  Thank canoesrus
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All reviews low tide car park fort george dolphin watching moray firth golf course tide times salmon walk along the beach wild dolphins picnic tables saw dolphins wrap up warm rising tide fantastic place bottle nosed dolphins black isle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice area, Best place to see Dolphins, not check the tide times as this is important! high tide is best. Very nice little Bistro in Fortrose called 1V10, not very well signed, just keep your eyes open. David.

Thank thecornergallery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a stop to try and spot the dolphins. No luck for us but we did see quite a number of seals bobbing about, one of whom came in very close to shore, got some good footage of it.

Thank redimp21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for sunrise absoultely beautiful. I didn't see any dolphins but I did see plenty of different sea birds.

Thank ssca
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Visited here to see the Dolphins which we saw but at a distance also some seals. Walks along the Beach are a plus. Yes, the car park is on the small side and to me expensive.

Thank LaurieLuton
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

What a stunning viewing point across the Moray Firth. There is a wonderful view of Fort George just across the Firth. It is a great point to see the local dolphins but on this trip we didn't. Maybe because off the high winds. We did,...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Managed to watch a small pods of dolphins swimming, apart from watching dolphins, the scenery is just okay. you can walk along the beach if you'd like. This place is not that crowded with people, parking space not that many. But still worth a visit.

Thank KDH1976
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Easy to get there by car (20/25mins) from Inverness. Check the tide times online as they will tell you when the tide is changing – best time to see them. Everyone had told us that they had been seen every day, so it was highly...More

Thank Travelling_Becca
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Went there in the morning at high tide. There weren't any dolphins around so I decided to come back in the afternoon when the tide was coming back in and: so so amazing. The dolphins were just a few metres away, feeding on salmon. You...More

Thank carina1122
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a quiet seaside by a light house on a little village. which is well known for Dolphin watching. I claim no expertise on Dolphins at all. We were advised to watch for low tide to plan our visit, which we could not totally...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

We had not been lucky enough to see dolphins on previous visits but this time we checked the tides and arrived just after low tide and this certainly paid off. We sat in our car in the carpark and they performed right in front of...More

1  Thank scotworldtraveller
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24 April 2018|
Response from naturalmass | Reviewed this property |
there's not a path as such. Other than the standard road and pavement scenario, the final road leading to the point is through the golf course. This road has several sleeping policemen throughout its length and has shirt... More
8 April 2017|
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Response from lincsmike | Reviewed this property |
No charge for parking all free and lovely views regards
13 June 2016|
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Response from lincsmike | Reviewed this property |
I suppose you could use a disposable one on the little beach here but make sure to extinguish it before you leave and remove all rubbish.