Singapore is certainly no Malaysia or Thailand when it comes to beaches, but there’s a selection of unique beaches offering a superb place to lounge for a day – year round in Singapore. At these popular beaches, you’ll feel as if you’re in a paradise like Bali, with a host of activities from BBQ parties to sports, free things to do, beach clubs, entertainment, and more – all while soaking up the sunshine. Here are eight of the best beaches to visit in Singapore.
1. East Coast Park
Stretching along 15km, East Coast Park boasts an excellent beach to hangout at in Singapore. With an exciting range of recreational, dining and sports activities…children and adults will be in their element. Opt to take part in outdoor activities like cycling or volleyball, bring your own picnic, or relax under the shaded palm trees after a swim – against the backdrop of dozens of ships. Plus, there’s BBQ pits so your can whip up a feast on-site, or else head to the nearby hawker centre for some cheap eats.
2. Lazarus Island
Why not take a day trip to one of Singapore’s best kept secrets? Lazarus Island exhibits a hidden beach and is uninhabited in the Southern Islands. It offers a beautiful, long white sand beach on a lagoon with clean turquoise waters. Mainly, the secluded beach is popular with boaters, from yachts to kayaks, and sunbathers can expect undisrupted sessions. However, it is advised beachgoers pack everything for a day there since there are no stores at the beach. The only way to reach Lazarus Island without a boat is hopping on the ferry from Marina South Pier to St.Johns Island for 25 minutes, and walking over a connecting bridge.
3. Tanjong Beach
There are three stunning beaches in Sentosa on our list. Tanjong Beach is one of them. The idyllic white sandy beach is man-made and it’s the perfect place to unwind in the sun, read a book away from people, or take a dip in the ocean. Particularly, Tanjong Beach Club is the ultimate nightlife party spot for sipping cocktails and enjoying watersports like surfing nearby.
4. Palawan Beach
Another one of the best beaches in Singapore is also situated in Sentosa. Probably the most famous of all, Palawan Beach boasts golden sand, unmatched views of the South China Sea, and a range of attractions in close proximity. Wonderfully, you can explore a secret place – The Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia – hidden off Palawan Beach on a small islet, featuring two viewing platform towers, that’s only accessible via suspension bridge. Plus, it’s one of the most ig-worthy places in Singapore.
📍Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore
5. Changi Beach
Changi Beach stretched across 3.3km from Changi Point to Changi Ferry Terminal in the eastern region of Singapore. As one of the oldest beach parks in the nation – it was even a war zone during World War II – it’s a popular location in modern times for both locals and tourists alike. Wonderfully, there’s BBQ pits, a range of seaside dining restaurants, plane-gazing spots, activities for families like fishing and cycling, and hawker eats at Changi Village nearby. Definitely, one of the best beaches in Singapore.
6. Siloso Beach
Swim around crystal-clear waters before getting your tan on at the last of Sentosa’s beaches: Siloso Beach. Choose to picnic with your friends on the beach or head to some of the coolest bars and restaurants around the area. While Central Beach Bazaar offers a host of entertainment just metres away. Plus, if you stay until 7.30pm at the weekend, you can enjoy Siloso Beach’s multi-sensory magical light and sound show for free.
7. Kusu Island
This hidden gem is a small tropical island, steeped in history and myth, situated just one hour by ferry from Singapore’s Marina South Pier. Dubbed Tortoise Island in Chinese, it’s already a popular day trip for locals because you can explore nature, visit exotic temples, climb a legendary shrine, and so much more. There are two lagoons with tranquil beaches where you can swim and admire turtles. Definitely, a superb island getaway for a day.
8. Punggol Beach
This lesser-known beach is a National Heritage site due to its wartime history, where hundreds of innocent lives were mascaraed, so those who believe in ghosts might think it’s haunted and rather not visit. However, the beach itself is so aesthetic as it’s decked out in a variety of rocks around the shoreline, with views of Coney Island and Pulau Ubin. It’s the perfect place for a therapeutic walk at sunset or sunrise, or to escape for some alone time from the city.