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Top 7 UK Dolphin Watching Hotspots

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Bottlenose Dolphin

You don't have to go out to sea to spot dolphins around our coast.  During the summertime dolphins swim closer to the shores of the UK and this can offer good opportunities to watch their playful antics as they leap in and out of the wobbly blue stuff.

Take a picnic, a good pair of binoculars with you to get the best view, and enjoy the free entertainment.

As with all wildlife watching there's no guarantee of a sighting, but here are a few locations where you have a good chance of a seeing dolphins from land.

  • Durlston Head - Dorset, England
  • Prawle Point - Devon, England
  • Porthgwarra - Cornwall, England
  • Cardigan Bay - Cardigan, Wales
  • Moray Firth - Inverness, Scotland
  • Loch Gairloch - Wester Ross, Scotland
  • Chanonry Point - Black Isle, Scotland
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