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8 Best beaches in Singapore

 
  • Beaches in Singapore are generally well-known for one thing that is being man-made. Some beaches in Singapore do have white sands that are genuine, while most of the more picturesque beaches in Singapore have all been built using imported sand from neighbouring Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia.

    In the last half century Singapore has undergone vast development and most of the original beaches were wiped out by the construction of the harbour front and overall urbanisation of the island.
    Today some of the prettiest beaches coupled with golden sands and azure blue waters can be found in Sentosa Island, a breathtaking paradisiacal abode to satiate all your beach cravings. 

    Here are some Best Beaches in Singapore:

  • 01Palawan Beach

    Image Credit : Mity-Flickr
    Palawan Beach is meant for a perfect family spree. It is one of the three beaches located in the Sentosa Island of Singapore. The beach is ideal for families who are looking to spend some quality time with kids as it has more amenities and amusements for children, Port of Lost Wonder being one of them. Port of Lost wonder is Singapore’s first Kids Club and features leisure activities, themed park and water plays for children between 3 to 10 years. Find a huge food court that serves Indian, Chinese and western food and a number of little shop houses.

    Highlights: Watch the free animal show at Palawan Amphitheatre. Enjoy a fun walk on a suspension bridge that connects to the Southernmost Point of continental Asia, which is also Asia’s closest point to the equator. Take your kids to the birds-eye view tower and get a panoramic view of the entire Sentosa Island.

    Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore.

    Best Time: October to Feb 

  • 02Siloso Beach

    Image Credit : Choo Yut Shing-Flickr
    Siloso is one of the three beaches of the Sentosa Island, the other two being Palawan and Tanjong. Siloso beach is for sports enthusiasts who are in the lookout for some recreational activities such as beach volley ball, water sports, and other fun games. Bring your friends along and bask in the sun of Siloso Beach. You will find a lot of themed restaurants and bars and catch some live music and beach parties every night.

    Highlights: Try your hand at Kayaking, Skim Boarding, Cycling and Roller blading at the beach. Take a tour to the Fort Siloso, built in the 1800s, which is also a major attraction here. There are host of shops selling Singaporean stuff and other artefacts. Also, you will find number of happening bistros and continental restaurants. Safety Measures are taken for the people by the beach patrols; so just go and have fun.

    Location: Sentosa Beach

    Best Season: October to February 
  • 03Tanjong Beach

    Image Credit : Jesse Armand-Flickr
    If you are looking for some time alone or seeking peace and tranquillity, then you should definitely come to Tanjong beach at Sentosa Island. Among the 3 beaches in Sentosa, Tanjong is less crowded and has very minimal amenities. This place is perfect to while away time reading a book or walking along the coastline or by spending some quality time with your special someone. The beach looks glorious during the night when the breeze is mild and chilly, and the sky is clear of clouds.

    Highlights: An inexpensive and finest romantic getaway. All you need is a mat and some nice refreshments and you can spend hours talking to your bae under the twinkling starlit sky. Enjoy a weekend getaway at the Tanjong Beach Club, one of the best in the island.

    Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore.

    Best Season: Winter between October and February
  • 04Changi Beach

    Image Credit : Jirka Matousek-Flickr
    Changi beach is one of the oldest coastal beaches in Singapore and still preserves the flavour of Kampong Culture. The beach is about 28 hectares and features a perfect ambience for adults, youngsters and kids. The beach starts from Changi Point and Stretches upto Changi ferry terminal. The advantage of this beach is it has everything accommodated quite nicely; from recreational activities to bbqs and resorts in span of 3.2 kms. The beach is spanned with white sand and dotted with coconut palms making it an ideal place to start a cosy picnic.

     Highlights: wheel chairs are accessible, the park includes sea facing bistros with mouthwatering menu on the card, several activities such as jogging, swimming and cycling can be done here. Also, you can spend some quaint time at the nearby Changi Village. There’s a World War II memorial plaque at the beach which is also a tourist visiting place.

     Location: Changi Coast Road
  • 05Punggol Beach

    Image Credit : Kyle Lam-Flickr
    Punggol Beach is part of the PunggolTownship and has been recently renovated to a lifestyle park. Hence, it is also known as PunggolPoint Park. Getting to the park is quite easy as most of the parks in PunggolPromdenade are interlinked. Punggol Jetty is one of the prime spots of the beach and it is known for the plague that honours ‘SookChing Massacre’ occurred during the Japanese invasion. Punggol Beach is known for its long walking and cycling trails, children’s playground and a pond. Also, from the Punggol walking pathway, you can view Singapore’s offshore island, PulauUbin.

    Highlights: Beautiful white sand beach; the beach looks even more mesmerising and unusual because of the big rocks strewn over the sands. The Point Park has lot of amenities for children and adults including a Horse Stable, eatery and picturesque view.

    Location: Punggol Road, Singapore

    Open hours: everyday, 24 hours. 
  • 06Lazarus Island

    Image Credit : Chesapeake Bay Program-Flickr
    Lazarus Beach is part of the Lazarus Island and is considered the best beach Singapore can treasure. It is called Singapore’s secret paradise with turquoise water, foamy froth and undisturbed fine white sand. The splendour of the beach lies in its raw and secluded beauty of the island’s landscape. You may not find many activities happening around the place; neither would you see a lot of marine lives under the water, but thatwhat is so pristine about the island. So, before it becomes commercialized, it is apt to visit this gorgeous secret of Singapore.

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     Highlights: Holiday bungalows at St. John’s Island where you can lodge overnight, beach pavilion and pathways. The beach does not have any food stalls or refreshment shops; therefore you need to  carry everything with you. Camping not allowed.

    Location: Lazarus Island. Best time to visit: throughout the year, especially in the winter
    Lazarus Island
    Image Credit : Richard Lee-Flickr
  • 07Pulau Ubin

    Image Credit : William Cho-Flickr
    Tourists usually confuse PulauUbin as Malaysia but in reality it is Singapore’s offshore island. It is very popular as it still holds and nurtures the last of Kampong culture. Every part of the island delivers a mystic and earthy environment; the village is quaint, the beach water as glorious as possible and the surrounded landscape is a picture from the early 19the century. The best way to reach the island is by a ferry departing from Changi Village terminal. If a boat is occupied with 12 passengers, it takes off. If you want to experience the rare Kampong Village, the best mode of transport is a rental bike accessible in the village.

    Highlights: The Beach is amidst unkempt and rural surroundings played by spice trees, creepy looking plantations and bushes, mysterious looking lizards and weird sounds of birds floating from the jungle, mangroves, and The Chek Java jetty. The food in the local village is worth everything and is a must try.

    Image Credits : Justin See-Flickr



    Location: PulauUbin Island

    Best Hours: Weekends
  • 08East Coast Park

    East Coast Park is an urban themed beach which is one of the best getaways in Singapore. The theme of the park is ‘Recreation for All’ and it has everything a child from 2 years to an old man would want. Each year 7 million tourists flock in to spend leisure hours in the park. The park is stretched over 15 kms of coastline and has a welcoming ambience. People love the road can jog or take a cycle ride and water babies can have fun with Cable Skiing and other water sports.

    Highlights: various water and land sports and recreational activities, public restrooms with shower facilities, Xtreme Skate Park for skating enthusiasts, a picturesque coastline. Getting there is very easy as you will be benefited with different transportation facility. For the foodies, the park offers amazing resto-bars, cafés Bistros etc.

     Location: East Coast Parkway. Best Time: Weekends