We were staying over on Solmar beach, just a short distance from Cannery Beach (about a 5-10 minute walk). I really wanted a chance to swim in the ocean so we ventured down the road past the naval base one morning. When we got there we found only 2-3 Mexican families enjoying the beach. We easily found an unoccupied palapa and headed into the water. It was FREEZING cold, but that didn't stop us. Around noonish a bunch of locals arrived and I heard them yelling "Frío! Frío!" about the water temperature. I had been in the water for about 1/2 an hour by this time and was quite used to it and having fun in the waves!
This beach is a fun place to go for a swim in a place that doesn't offer much safe swimming options. The only downfall is that it may not be considered the prettiest views - the old cannery is sitting there and does have some graffiti - but hey, it's Mexico. I would definitely recommend checking it out for a change of pace!
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