Tingley Beach
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pky_pook
hpt533 contributions
Coming from the East, where beaches align the coast, hearing the name and then seeing this spot - well we knew we were in NM.

It's a quaint spot where folks were jogging, feeding the swans, laughing, cooking, and just spending quality time. The overall layout is sectioned out in smaller spaces - (you gotta go to see what I mean exactly), but it works.

As many others have stated, to get here you are routed on ROUTE 66, and we kept singing the song. LoL
It should be a place to visit and mark off your list. Oh yeah, it's no cost to venture here.
Written October 24, 2021
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SUSAN H
Newcastle, UK1,516 contributions
Family
Tingley Beach Albuquerque NM.
Tingley Beach Albuquerque NM. Is a small area we found by accident, we were looking for the Rio Grande River and came across Tingley Beach, it’s a local park type area with quite a large concrete area that has been painted to resemble sand, manmade lake/ pond with fish in. The local’s seem to go there for the day to chill out and do a spot of catfish fishing with the young children, with their cool boxes with all their food for the day. But all ages where fishing there when we were there. There’s a pond area only for younger children, plenty of ducks and Canadian geese.
A narrow gauge train to ride on is also there, the train runs from the bio-park to the zoo and back, and you can stroll along the adjacent cycle/footpath free from cars and roads. A café and toilet facilities are situated onsite, it is located alongside the Rio Grande River.
Rowing boats are for hire for use on the lakes at $10 for 1/2hr and $14 for the full hour. Not a lot there really but nice to see and go for a few hours away chilling out with the children.
Ample free parking at the entrance of the park and Tingley beach is free to use.
Written August 25, 2014
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mamawantsgreenchile
New Mexico15 contributions
Tingley Beach is a lovely spot along the Rio Grande Bosque. You can fish in stocked ponds, sail model boats, have a picnic, walk or jog along the trails, play on a playground.... but it's not a beach.
Written July 1, 2011
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Barba753
Western Md50 contributions
Friends
While the pools with locals fishing for dinner are a good site for relaxing, the woods behind leading to the river hold amazing sights: who knew porcupines climbed trees? Easy viewing in early spring. Many birds. We saw gorgeous water birds as well as songbirds and hummers. Easy walk over many divergent trails to river.
FUN!
Written April 13, 2014
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Brenna Wiles
Lubbock, TX98 contributions
We went to Tingley Beach after the zoo to try out the paddle boats. It was very cheap and lots of fun. We loved how peaceful the beach was, how clean the facilities were, and how nice the staff was. We will definitely visit again!
Written August 11, 2014
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Jodelkraut
Phoenix, AZ355 contributions
Not that much to look at but not bad either. The only reason I would not go back, is we all felt very unsafe. Too many punks and bikers...not a welcome site.
Written May 19, 2013
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Gelshore2
Roanoke, VA375 contributions
Family
Nice place to fish and ride the paddel boats, keep an eye out for the geese and geese poop. The train from the zoo cuts through so you can see the ponds.
Written July 3, 2016
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davesondeck
Albuquerque, New Mexico35 contributions
Friends
It's a couple of ponds in the desert. Out of town visitors want to know, "Wheres the beach?" I have no answer.
Written September 13, 2015
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ShakoNM
New Mexico103 contributions
Couples
We were out of towners in Albuquerque doing a vacation with our dogs, it was great because usually we end up worrying about our pets that are staying with friend, family, or a commercial kennel. THIS time though we stayed at a pet friendly Days Inn near Coors with $20 a day pet fee and no weight limit.
We found Tingley Beach to be perfect for walking dogs. They have trails going through a heavily wooded area, that has ponds with ducks and geese. Keep your dog on a leash though if they want to eat duck.
Written May 16, 2014
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bruce p
Albuquerque, NM4,118 contributions
Not much to do, if you are into pond fishing this might be a place to go.....generally it's a low end form or entertainment
Written October 2, 2012
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