Watching Dolphins at Chanonry Point
Just north of Inverness Watch Dolphins at Chanonry Point. Over the Kessock Bridge lies the village of North Kessock, between Fortrose and Rosemarkie on the Black Isle.
This narrow peninsula is an ideal location with views across the Moray Firth to Fort George
The shoreline offers excellent dolphin spotting opportunities over the Beauly Firth,
Dolphin sightings are frequent in this area
Dolphin activity here is influenced by tidal conditions. If you are lucky enough to see dolphins, you will often be incredibly close and only a matter of metres from them as they feed in the channel.
The main viewing area is on shingle beach behind the lighthouse which can be accessed by walking along the beach depending on the tide, There is also a path near the entrance to the car park.
Directions to Chanonry Point
From the Steading head for Inverness over the bridge onto the Black Isle, through Fortrose, Just after the police station turn right and travel through Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Course, you will arrive at small and often busy car park beside the old lighthouse.
There are no facilities at the car park but an ice cream van occasionally arrives. Fortrose itself has places to eat and toilet facilities.