“Scotland is one of the best land-based dolphin watching hot spots in the world. ” The BBC’s Simon King OBE.

The pod of around 130 bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth is the largest in Europe, and Chanonry Point is a fantastic spot to watch them from. To find out all about these fascinating creatures, and to learn how to recognise the individuals and families whom you might see at Chanonry,  read expert Charlie Phillip’s blog for Whale and Dolphin Conservation and check out the info on the WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre.

When heading out to Chanonry Point, please consider walking or cycling the half mile out from Fortrose or Rosemarkie. There is limited parking at the Point and too much traffic is disruptive of the peace and quiet of this lovely spot – not to say the golfers on the renowned links course of Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, which covers Chanonry Point. Reduce the pressure on the Point and cut your carbon footprint – hire a bike from us at

Photo courtesy of Charlie Phillips Images.

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