As an island nation, it will come as no surprise to hear that Singapore is home to several nice beaches. Whilst Singapore’s beaches aren’t as celebrated as those in other nearby South East Asian countries, there are, nonetheless, some nice places to lay down your towel on the sands, take a swim in the sea, soak up the sun, and enjoy some pretty views.
Some of Singapore’s best beaches include:
To reach Lazarus Island you must first take a ferry from the main island over to St John’s Island and then walk across the connecting bridge to Lazarus Island. Although the journey may seem like a bit of a hassle, once you are there you will surely be impressed with the soft white sands and the peaceful and relaxing ambience. Make sure if you plan to spend a few hours there that you take provisions along with you; the beach is blissfully undeveloped.
With pleasantly quiet beaches, a feeling of having stumbled upon the Singapore of yesteryear, wetlands that are teeming with wildlife, and dense patches of mangroves, the charming island of Pulau Ubin is well-worth a visit. The sandy beaches offer peace and quiet away from the crowded city.
There are several artificial beaches on Sentosa Island, each offering a nice place to relax and sunbathe for a few hours. Silosa Beach is the liveliest, with a number of excellent beach bars and restaurants. Soak up the views as you dine on fresh and tasty seafood. Tanjong Beach is the calmest beach on Sentosa Island, and it is fairly easy to find a stretch of sand that is relatively quiet. Rent a beach lounger and relax! Palawan Beach has a great water area for kids, and the whole family can enjoy crossing over the rope bridge to the small island.
Pasir Ris Park
On the main island, Pasir Ris Park is a popular place with locals. Although it isn’t really a swimming beach, the sandy shore is a great place to sit and relax. You could also enjoy a BBQ whilst gazing out over the ocean.
Changi Beach Park
Another beach on the main island, you’ll find Changi Beach Park close t the airport. A lovely place for a picnic, you can also enjoy a scenic stroll along the boardwalk.
East Coast Park
Swimming is possible in the waters off the artificial beach in the large East Coast Park. As well as being able to enjoy the seaside the area also has a number of facilities and amenities for a top day out. You’ll find several restaurants and cafes close to the beach, as well as cute picnic areas and BBQ pits. If you’re feeling active, an array of sporting activities is also available. Sunset is a particularly great time to visit East Coast Park and watch the changing colours of the sky as the sun goes down over the ocean.
Other beaches on the main island include West Coast Park, Sembawang Park, and Punggol Beach. Kusu Island, St John’s Island, and the Sisters’ Islands also have some nice stretches of sand.