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Moray Firth in Scotland is one of the best places in the country to see the ocean's most playful creature - the Dolphin.

Take a trip on land or sea to watch this amazing creature.

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Check out wildlife on sea and land along the UK's sandy beaches. Watch sensational Dolphins and get up close to Red Squirrels and Seals.

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Moray Firth - Visitor Guide


Chanonry Point, Moray Firth, north of Inverness, Ross-shire, Scotland..

Postcode IV11
Telephone:Tourism: Moray Firth Wildlife Centre - Tel: 01463 723 059
Fax:Fax: 01463 717 288
Ordnance Survey:

OS Ref: NH790674 - Cromarty

OS Ref: NH750557 - Chanonry Point

Key attractions:

Dolphin watching, rambling.


Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society Wildlife Centre


Doplhin trips - via Ecoventures

Essential kit:

Binoculars, rain-proof jacket, comfortable shoes.

Nature watching:

Dolphins and Porpoises plus Common Seals (spring) plus Minke Whales and Grey Seals (summer).


Birds of prey (summer).


Wading birds close ot Cromarty Firth.

Access:Variable terrain but sea front areas are flat and often tarmacked with good viewing out to sea.
Getting there:

From Inverness, travel north over the Kessock Bridge. Turn right at the first roundabout marked to Fortrose and Rosemarkie. While driving through the village of Svoch turn right at the signpost to Chanonry Point. Drive down the single track road through the golf course to the car park and follow signs to the beach.


The Moray Firth Wildlife Centre is located at Spey Bay and is the base for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society's 'out of the blue' trips.


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Opening times:

Year round.

Charges:Open access.
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