This Sandy Beach In New Mexico Will Make You Feel A Million Miles Away From It All
Lake Farmington is a 250-acre reservoir in the Four Corners region of New Mexico. It’s a soothing spot to relax and let your worries drift away. Fishermen have long loved it for its supply of rainbow trout and largemouth bass, but now swimmers can also enjoy Lake Farmington.
A section of the lake, aptly called The Beach, is now devoted to swimming. The sandy beach running alongside the swimming area is a welcome haven in a state where sand and water are rarely united.
Motorized craft are not permitted on Lake Farmington. As a result, when you’re taking a dip you don’t need to worry about waves caused by boat wakes. Instead, focus on bobbing around in these calm waters.
Lifeguards monitor The Beach, and inflatable play equipment also makes this a family-friendly spot.
Admission to The Beach only costs $5 per carload of people, but its small size means it fills up fast.
Tip: Arrive when it opens at noon or near the end of the day (it closes at 6:00 p.m.).
Although The Beach is open daily during the height of summer, as summer wanes, access is restricted to weekends. You're going to want to check out this perfect patch of sand in the Land of Enchantment, as soon as possible.
To reach Lake Farmington (which used to be known as Beeline Reservoir), take NM-516/Main Street. The turnoff is opposite the flea market.
New Mexico has less surface water than any other state but there are still beautiful
lakes and refreshing swimming holes to be found. You can even take a dip under a waterfall!
Where’s your favorite place to cool off? Have you been to Lake Farmington yet?
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