The Sandy Beach In New Mexico You’ve Never Heard Of But Need To Visit

A beach may conjure up visions of rolling waves, ocean views, and seagulls flying over head, but landlocked states have to be more creative. Take New Mexico, for example. This Southwestern state has the fewest natural lakes and rivers in the nation, and most water activities take place at man-made reservoirs. But a day at the beach is still possible. Here’s where you can head to have a memorable beach outing…New Mexican style!

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Lake and river beach areas are located throughout Navajo Lake State Park. Find out more here, which is where you can also make camping arrangements. You’ll find you’ll love your own Southwestern style of a beach day here and won’t miss the salt one bit!

Have you visited the lake or water areas in New Mexico, and if so, would you say the offerings in terms of fishing, boating, and amazing terrain offsets a day at the beach? We’d love for you to share your comments and photos of your favorite beach area in New Mexico.

If you think you’ll miss white sands, however, New Mexico has you covered in this area. Consider a visit of the jaw-dropping White Sands National Monument, considered the state’s top outdoor attraction.