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Tingley Beach

Pet-friendly Tingley Beach is in southwest Albuquerque, NM, located between the zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden. The majority of Tingley Beach is reserved for fishing, model boats, hiking/running, and pedal boats. The real treasure is what is hidden BEHIND the obvious. Just a few steps off the road to the southwest of the commotion are several areas to park and hike. Dogs must be leashed at Tingley Beach. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Tingley Beach has received a rating of 2.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Patrick
    Aug 25, 2019
    Not Great

    Water is nasty, no where for dog to swim. Trail is fed up with bugs.

  • R A
    Apr 8, 2019
    Reasonable and interesting for walking and training

    This park is devoted primarily to fishing. It isn't an area where you or your dog can swim: part of the beach is a wildlife conservation area, and swimming isn't allowed in the fishing area (which makes sense: who wants Fido to step on a discarded hook?)

    With that being said, Tingley Beach is a very good opportunity to walk your dog in a place with plenty of distractions. There will be children, waterfowl such as ducks and geese, and plenty of logs and other obstacles to climb on if you're interested in puppy parkour. The birds make a mess and people sometimes try to feed them, so the wildlife conservation area is a great place to practice impulse control and "leave it". There are garbage bins placed at regular intervals so it's always possible to find somewhere to toss a full poop bag.

    There are restroom and snack facilities available for the humans, and a paved path that goes completely around the park. If you'd like to jog with your dog, this is a reasonably good place to do so without danger from cars. There is vehicle traffic close by, and a train that runs through the park area. So, if you're trying to acclimate a puppy to strange sounds, animals, and noises in a relatively controlled area, this is a good place to do it.

    If you like to fish, this is a good place to do it alongside your pup. The ponds are stocked with catfish and rainbow trout depending on the season. A New Mexico fishing license is required.

    This park is not a vacation site by itself. There is no onsite overnight camping or overnight parking in vehicles. There's enough to see and do for about an hour unless you plan to fish, in which case it makes sense to arrive very early in the morning.

  • John
    More than a year ago
    Dog Swimming

    Nearest place is about 12 way between here and Santa Fe call Cochiti Lake, its a Corps of Engineers lake... you much drive to the far side of the lake to find a beach that you can let your dog swim, all the other facilities are no dogs allowed

  • Dave
    More than a year ago
    no swimming allowed

    you can't swim at those ponds, they are part of the wildlife wetlands preservation. They are protected by the government and you can be seriously fined or imprisoned. The trails are great, but not much more for a dog. If you know of a location in ABQ to take dog swimming, please post.

  • Sarah
    More than a year ago
    No swimming whatsoever

    My dog and I were very excited to read in the description that the ponds in the Tingley Beach area were dog friendly-- she and I both were looking forward to a refreshing swim. Imagine her disappointment when, on a hot summer's day, we showed up and discovered that the two ponds off the walking trail behind the fishing area were marked as "wildlife preserves", with signs indicating that dogs are absolutely not allowed off-leash or in the ponds in any way, shape, or form. And, of course, the fishing ponds were also off-limits to dogs. Unless you are just interested in an interesting area to walk, I can't think of any reason to want to take your dog to Tingley Beach.

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