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“Go here if you want an emptier beach”
Review of Cannery Beaches

Cannery Beaches
Ranked #63 of 109 things to do in Cabo San Lucas
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Owner description: Locals enjoy these beaches to swim as well as fish.
Cheney, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Go here if you want an emptier beach”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

To get here, go all the way counterclockwise around the marina, then go past the entrance to the Finisterra, past the navy, and you will find the old abandoned cannery. Keep going around it and you will find a pretty empty beach used mostly by locals.

Visited April 2013
4 Thank spokanetraveller
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“'The locals beach'”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Travel along the marina around the naval base. You will find this free beach where all the locals go with their families. My family of six loved it. There was NO selling of trinkets, etc... My only complaint was the amount of trash noted in areas.... :-(

Visited April 2013
3 Thank cowbuoy
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A unique experience”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Cannery beaches are a series of coves - rocky and surf-washed, filled with locals and families. Great for beach walking at low tide. Check the web for tide charts and plan your hike - it's amazing that you can walk from the Naval station by Gali plaza (Solmar end of marina) all the way to Lover's Beach. now the decsion - to turn around and walk back - sometimes over rock outcrops, sometimes inwater, always aware of the beauty and the boats - or to continue around to the Pacific side? Walk through Lover's beach onto the long stretch of Divorce beach (maybe get a beer or a water from the cooler guy) toward the rocks. Now - to get over. a boulder scramble is advised over runnign around the rocks during waves.. into the pirate cove and up the rock hill, go left over more boulders - laugh at how impossible it looks and voila, you've just dropped onto Solmar beach! Quite a hike, that you'll never forget and always love... you just walked around Land's end and behind the arch. Grab a golf cart ride from the hotel lobby and go back down to the marina by walking the road/driveway. or call it a day at Lover's beach by negotiating a water taxi ride one way back to the marina... Have fun anyway you do it. its beautiful

Visited April 2012
12 Thank kipaco
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not a local, but that's okay”
Reviewed August 18, 2011

You hear Cabo and you think "Spring Break, 1998...ouch." Well, take a different approach. Try getting away from the spring breakers and find something local. Playa Publico is the best spot.

This is the beach that the locals go to. Please visit, but visit with care and in small groups. I love this beach because we can go, sit under a palapa (already built) and enjoy some great swimming and amazing snorkeling. There is a sunken ship in this little cove that tends to attract some amazing parrot fish and puffers. I have also seen a moray here.

The beach is a task to get to even though you can see it from anywhere. There is a long road to walk down and a navy base that looks intimidating, but once you're past that, the snack stands and fresh empanadas make it all worth while.

Visited August 2011
17 Thank 2TravelDads
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Burstadt, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“best little beach on cabo”
Reviewed July 26, 2010

Alright, you are in Cabo. What do you do? Most travellers either go to Medano beach (where all the hotels are), take a water taxi to Lovers Beach (next to the famous arch) or take a tour to Chileno Bay (for good snorkling). But I suggest, why not go to Cannery Beach or Balcony Beach and suck up a bit of mexican lifestyle. The beach is mostly used by mexican families with children and therefore completely different. No vendors trying to sell you fake jewels or woven stuff, cheap mexican food nearby and just 3min away from the Marina. And the best thing, if you don't stay in one of the resorts with its own sunshades, this beach offeres free "Palapas" and if you come before 11am, you can be sure to have one for you. If not, check the "rescue tower". The water at the beach is mostly calm (that's why all the children are here) and clear. Some spots in the water are covered by rocks which on the other hand attract fish. If you go to the end of the beach and swim about 30min into the bay, there is a perfect spot for snorkling. Not sure where to go? Just check where the locals do it. For me this beach is the best tip for non tourist tourism :D if you know what I mean...

33 Thank SWiedemann
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