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The Best Staycation Ever at Cochiti Lake!

Posted by alainaflute on July 23, 2012

Cochiti Lake (Photo by Alaina Diehl)

Boy, it feels great to hit the beach!

Happy Feet (Photo by Alaina Diehl)

Yesterday was my very first trip to the beach at Cochiti Lake, located less than an hour’s drive north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’d never been before, and I’m not sure why! Granted, I’m not the biggest fan of lake swimming,  but there was much more to enjoy. In the water, families were swimming, rafting, and sailing. On the sand, others were sunning, picnicking, and making sandcastles. There is even a volleyball net nearby.

Makeshift sailing on Cochiti Lake (Photo by Alaina Diehl)

If you go, be sure to bring your hat/sunglasses/sunscreen combo (the New Mexican sun can be very intense). Many people brought their own shade to set up on the beach- but it was a windy day, and umbrellas and canopies were flying everywhere! Just bring something you can tack down. Also, the lake has a rocky, uneven bottom. Although we were fine barefoot, you might be more comfortable in Aqua Socks or some other water-friendly shoe. Last but not least, be sure to bring plenty of your own water and hand sanitizer (the restrooms are pit toilets with no running water).

Off to play in the sand! (Photo by Alaina Diehl)

A day at Cochiti Lake will put the spring back in your step!

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2 Responses to “The Best Staycation Ever at Cochiti Lake!”

  1. Jody said

    Yay! This was such a fun day! The kids had a great time at the beach.

  2. E.G.D. said

    That sky looks lovely! That’s a darn good photo, Alaina ^_^

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