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Moray is a large area in the north east of Scotland with its coastline on the Moray Firth, which has more than 800 kilometres of coastline, much of which is spectacular cliffs.
The Moray Firth is one of the most important places on the British coast for observing dolphins and whales. The most common species are the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Harbour Porpoise, with occasional sightings of Common dolphin and Minke Whale. The popular wildlife viewing area located at Chanonry Point hosts some spectacular displays of dolphins within the inner Moray Firth. There are also visitor centres at Spey Bay and North Kessock run by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society where dolphins and other wildlife can often be seen. The Inner Moray Firth is a designated as a Special Protection Area for wildlife conservation purposes and as well as dolphins and whales you can spot otters, ospreys, seals, harbour porpoises as well as a large variety of sea-birds.
One of the best ways to enjoy the Moray Firth is by boat and there are a number of boating firms that charter for the day.
There is plenty to explore in the beautiful Moray Firth region, the surrounding area has something for everyone's taste, historical monuments, museums, castles, visitor centres, malt whisky distilleries - The Benromach and the Dallas Dhu, miles of white sandy beaches, quaint coastal villages like Findhorn, river side and forest walks, great Scottish Golf courses, cricket, sailing, skiing, cycling, Salmon fishing, horse riding, tennis and some of the most scenic countryside and views in Scotland.