15 Best Beaches in Singapore - 2020 (Photos & 2300+ Reviews)

From pristine tranquil landscapes, music festivals, leisurely getaways, beach sports, and pretty good nightlife options, beaches in Singapore have something to offer to everybody. Famous around the world as a shopping and culinary destination, not many people know that Singapore is an archipelago of 63 islands! Naturally, it has plenty of beautiful beach fronts that are well connected, clean, and safe for tourists.

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An interesting fact about the beaches here is that many of them are man-made but make up for it by offering other explorations and attractions and continue to allure tourists from around the world. Most of the beaches in Singapore are concentrated around the East Coast and Sentosa Island.

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While the ones around Sentosa are definitely more popular and livelier, known for watersports, and wild parties, the East Coast beaches are away from the crowds and frequented by people for chilling and spending long leisurely hours. So, whether you are traveling to Singapore with your family or are a group of friends looking to indulge in some tropical fun, here is a list of the best beaches that will surely make you want to pack your bags and leave.



Here is the list of best beaches in Singapore:

01

Siloso Beach

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Siloso Beach
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Siloso Beach is the liveliest and the busiest beach on the island of Sentosa. Enveloped in a beautiful landscape, there is never a boring moment when you are at one of the best beaches in Singapore.

It is dotted with resorts, bars, restaurants, and shops. During the daytime, it’s frequented by families who want to spend time indulging in outdoor sports and by those who love a good party scene in the evenings.

Activities: Visit the 19th-century Fort Siloso, the only restored coastal fort in Singapore
                  Indulge in beach sports like volleyball, rollerblading, kayaking, and horse riding.
                  Visit the bar for drinks and live music (Bikini Bar, Mambo, Sand Bar).

How to get there: The Beach Station Terminal is located just next to Siloso Beach. The Terminal is reachable by Bus no. 123. The nearest MRT station to the beach is HarbourFront MRT. After which, a cab can be hired.

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Tanjong Beach

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Tanjong Beach
Tanjong Beach is a must-visit for travelers who want to kick back and relax in this calm and secluded tropical gem located on the southern coast of Sentosa island. A major attraction for the tourists is the fact that this moon-shaped beach is a man-made creation with sands shipped all the way from Australia.

The beach is also known for the night parties thrown at the famous Tanjong Beach Club.

Activities: Cycle on the beach, relax on the sunbeds
                  Dance away at the full moon parties
                  Indulge in delectable seafood (Tanjong Beach Club)
                  Kayaking, Fishing, and Swimming.

How to get there:
Tanjong Beach can be reached by taking the Sentosa Express that is located on the 3rd floor of Vivocity. After boarding the express, take the yellow line or red line bus. You can also take the Palawan- Tanjong Beach tram.

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Palawan Beach

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Palawan Beach
With its warm emerald-colored waters, white sandy beaches dotted with palm trees, the Palawan beach is amongst the must-visit beaches in Singapore for the myriad of activities that it offers. There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, waterparks and theme parks, and options for watersports.

Activities: Beach sports like jetpacking, banana boat riding, kayaking, and jet boarding.
                  Visit the famous theme park (Palawan Pirate Ship)
                  See the animal shows (Amphitheatre)
                  Hike on the suspension bridge
                  Indulge in drinks and dining (Bora Bora Beach Bar, Club Islander)

How to get there: Palawan beach is easy by public transport in the city. You need to take the Sentosa Express from Vivocity Level 3 and alight at the beach station. Then take the blue line to reach Palawan.

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Changi Beach

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Changi Beach
Changi Beach, a quaint 16-century beach with its rich history and war legends floating around it and the breathtaking picture postcard-like landscape, allures tourists from all over the world. There are options for everybody- play & cycling areas for children and beach sports & village hikes for adults along with plenty of great places to eat. This is amongst the must-visit beaches in Singapore.

Activities: Visit the Changi jetty and view the arrival & take-off of 747 planes (Changi Beach Park)
                  Explore the beach on a cycle, enjoy seafood, pasta, and grilled meats (Gurame
                  Indonesian Restaurant, Smith Marine)
                  Visit the historic Changi village to meet the locals,
                  Visit the Changi chapel, which is a WW-2 memorial.

How to get there:
Changi Beach is reachable by Bus number 9, 19, and 89. It is also reachable by Changi Airport MRT Station after an 18-minute taxi ride from Exit B.

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Punggol beach

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Punggol beach
Punggol Beach is a haven for tourists who want to spend some tranquil time away from the crowds and noise of the other busier beaches in Singapore. The white sands dotted with black-brown boulders lend this beach a very unique appearance.

An interesting draw for travelers is that this beach was the site of the Sook Ching massacre during WW-2 and is adorned with memorial plaques. 


Activities: Indulge in water sports like Wakeboarding, boating, and kayaking
                  Take a carriage ride (Punggol park)
                  See striking views of the Strait of Johor (Ship shaped Punggol viewpoint)
                  Indulge in delicious Japanese, French & Italian cuisine (Ah Dong The House, Frenzies
                  Bar & Bistro)

How to get there: You can reach the beach via MRT. Alight at Punggol MRT Station and take bus no. 84 from the Interchange. It is also accessible by bus numbers 3, 34, 62, 82, 118, 85, 117.

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Lazarus Island

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Lazarus Island
Lazarus Island is one of the few natural islands in Singapore known for some of the most spectacular beaches in Singapore, coral reefs, hilly landscape, and exotic flora & fauna. This is one of those places, which is mainly visited for its calm, quiet, and pure wilderness. The absence of restaurants or resorts has let the landscapes remain untouched.

Activities: Swim to explore the coral reefs and schools of colorful fish
                  Beach photography
                  Take a relaxed stroll on the beach.

How to get there: There is no direct way to reach Lazarus Island. You need to first reach St. John’s Island by taking the MRT to Marina South Pier Station and exiting from gate B. After reaching St. John’s island, you can reach Lazarus Island by ferry or a 10-minute walk.

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Pulau Ubin

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Pulau Ubin
A visit to Pulau Ubin is like taking a step back in time. The island is the only habited authentic village left in Singapore. With its rugged terrain and calm waters, the island offers plenty of activities for everybody. Pulau Ubin is famous for traditional Singapore seafood cuisine.

Activities: Indulge in kayaking amongst lush mangroves & spotting monitor lizards for beginners.
                  Take challenging sea kayaking tours, which are around 9 kilometers
                  Explore the charming paths, ponds, and village houses on a bike, hiking (Chek Jawa
                  Wetlands)
                  Indulge in prawns, crabs & mussels (First Stop Restaurant, New Ubin Seafood, Season
                  Live Seafood).

How to get there: Tourists need to hire a bumboat once they reach Changi Point Ferry Terminal to reach the island. The ride takes about 15- minutes.

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Kusu Island

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Kusu Island
Kusu Island is a tropical paradise steeped in mystic legends. Translating to ‘Tortoise Island’, this is known to be a shrine dedicated to a giant tortoise that saved the lives of two men. Needless to mention, hundreds of tortoise inhabit this island and are a sight to see.

Kusu has ancient architecture, calm lagoons, and some of the most secluded beaches in Singapore for people to spend some peaceful time away from the noise.

Activities: Swim in the lagoons and explore the coral reefs & marine life
                  Take a day trip to St. John’s island
                  Visit the Tortoise Sanctuary and the Chinese Temple
                  Have a sundown drink at the amazing bars (The Jolly Roger, Coastes, Holland Village).

How to get there:
Kusu island is around 30 minutes by ferry from South Marina Pier, which is next to the Marina South Pier MRT station. On reaching the pier, you can buy tickets from the Singapore Island Cruise booth.

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Pasir Ris Beach

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Pasir Ris Beach
Pasir Ris, translating to ‘Narrow beach’, is a great choice for a daylong outing for fun activities in a countryside kind of beautiful setting and is amongst the most popular beaches in Singapore. There are a number of great places to experience and indulge in for enthusiasts of outdoor sports and those interested in birds and exotic plants.

Activities: Cook your own food amidst spectacular locales at one the 65 BBQ pits
                  Cycle, night camp & skate at Pasir Ris Park,
                  Birdwatch (Park’s watching tower),
                  Hike in the mangroves, horseback riding
                  Indulge in delicious food (Five Rabbits Bistro, Georges)

How to get there: The nearest MRT station is Pasir Ris (EW1). In case you want to take a bus, take bus no. 403 from Pasir Ris Bus Interchange and get down at Pasir Ris Road Entrance. Walk to the mangrove Broadwalk from Pasir Ris Drive 3.

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East Coast Park

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East Coast Park
East Coast Park is a beautiful escape into the nature that provides fun sporting and recreational activities amidst lush greenery and fresh air. Add to it expanses of sandy beaches for those fond of watersports and swimming, and you have the perfect day planned.

Activities: Indulge in beach sports like kayaking, paddle boarding, and windsurfing
                  Skate at the Xtreme SkatePark,
                  Cycle on the coast, barbeque on the beachside,
                  Indulge in delectable cuisine (Lagoon Food Village, Sandbank).

How to get there:
East Coast Park is easily reachable from the East Coast Park Service Road. You can also reach by bus no. 401 or Bedok MRT on the weekends.

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Sembawang Park

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Sembawang Park
Sembawang Park lies on the seaside facing the Strait of Johor, you can spend some peaceful ‘me-time’ at the calm beach, one of the last few natural beaches in Singapore. The beachside is perfect for a day under the warm sun and cool ocean breeze while you play beach volleyball, indulge in waterports like snorkelling & diving, or just take a long stroll on the beach.

Activities: Cook your own food in the wonderful outdoors at the BBQ pits
                  Explore water sports at the beach
                  Visit the nearby historical landmarks (Beaulieu House, the remains of the 1920s Seletar
                  Pier, Admiralty House, Masjid Petempatan)
                  Indulge in a drink and seafood (Teo Heng KTV Studio, Terror Club, Ginza Pub)

How to get there: The Park is reachable SMRT bus no. 882, which will drop you at Sembawang Road End Terminal
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Coney Island (Pulau Serangoon)

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Coney Island (Pulau Serangoon)
Coney Islands are the closest that you can get to an idyllic beach scene just out of a picture postcard. Breathtaking scenery coupled with rustic trails makes this place perfect for spending the whole day amidst untouched beaches and surroundings.

Activities: Cycle in the rustic off- beaten trails
                  Spot the wild creatures including the Brahman Bull, varieties of colorful butterflies,
                  and over 80 species of birds
                  Challenge yourself to finish the obstacle course of uprooted trees (Casuarina
                  Exploration Playground)

How to get there:
The island is located next to Punggol Promenade Nature Walk. You can take bus no. 84 to Punggol Point Park. Then you need to walk for about 500 meters east to reach Coney Island.

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St John’s Island

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St John’s Island
This island is a spectacular beach holiday location known for its abundant natural beauty, scores of friendly cats roaming the island, a huge number of dolphins, hidden passages & caves, and thick mangroves perfect for short hikes.

Activities: Explore the hidden passageways up till Lazarus Island & Pulau Seringat
                  Visit the Tropical Marine Science Institute to explore the exotic flora & fauna, swim with
                  the dolphins
                  Spend time feeding the hundreds of resident cats.

How to get there: The island is reachable by ferry ride from Marina South Pier, which is next to the Marina South Pier MRT Station. Once at the pier, you can buy tickets from the Singapore Island Cruise booth.

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Sisters Island

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Sisters Island
Sisters’ Island is a group of two islands- Big Sister’s island (Pulau Subar Laut) and Little Sister’s Island (Pulau Subar Darat) separated by a water channel. These islands have mystical stories of yore around them, which make them an alluring destination for tourists.

These two islands, because of their rich marine life, species of plants & over 250 species of corals, have been converted into a Marine Park to develop people’s interest in marine conservation.

Activities: Intertidal walk to see varieties of colourful starfish and seashells, swimming, snorkelling
                  See the hundreds of varieties of trees, fish, and birds.

How to get there: Sisters’ island is not connected via public transport. You will need to take a chartered ferry from Marina South Pier to reach the island.

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