Chanonry Point, Fortrose

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. To find out how to plan a trip to Fortrose, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We went to Chanonry Point to see the dolphins. We did manage to get a glimpse of them after about 15-20 mins we were there. The shuttle bus, if you don’t have s car, is a must. Besides the dolphins th...  more »
  • I loved this place, however you need to be prepared to wait. We went 2 nights on the run and timed our visits for an hour after the tide started to come in and saw dolphins both times. Each time we we...  more »
  • Read about the dolphin view point online and decided to give this place a visit. We reached just before sunset and I must say it was one of the beautiful scenes I'd enjoyed recently. It was soothing and calm, and I must say it's the perfect place to visit if you're looking to have a quite and relaxed evening. FYI you've got to be lucky to spot dolphins in the evening but you can certainly hear their noises :)
  • Was lucky to see dolphins feeding. Didn't manage a good picture though. Will try again. I was at chanonry point 1 hour 30 minutes after high tide. A local advised 2 hours before high tide so will try again.
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