Seaside Strolling in Singapore

Thursday 21 December 2023
Seaside Strolling in Singapore
From its main island to smaller offshore islands to reclaimed areas, Singapore offers a total of 193 kilometers (120 miles) of coastline, dotted with natural beaches, waterfront promenades, and foodie hotspots. So strap on your Salties and join us for a seaside stroll!

Sentosa Island

Just an MRT ride, shuttle bus or boardwalk crossing from Singapore’s skyscraper-studded downtown, Sentosa Island on the southern coast is the city’s most accessible island getaway.

Its crown jewel is Universal Studios Singapore, a world-class theme park with thrilling rides, exhilarating entertainment and themed zones. Explore iconic movie sets, enjoy adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, meet beloved characters, and immerse yourself in pure movie magic.

Little ones will enjoy a visit to S.E.A. Aquarium, one of the world’s largest with over 100,000 marine animals from over 1,000 species. Cool down at Adventure Cove Waterpark, with water slides, lazy river rides, wave pools, and snorkeling among tropical fish in a dedicated reef.

For a more chill vibe, take your pick from Sentosa’s three beaches: Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach, and Tanjong Beach, where sandy shores, beach volleyball, beach bars and restaurants create a vibrant seaside scene.

Do note that Sentosa Island charges an admission fee for entry, which can be paid either in the form of a Sentosa Express ticket from Harbourfront MRT Station, or an entrance fee for specific attractions.

East Coast Park

Got enough of the glitz? Strike out to East Coast Park, a coastal swath of greenery that blends neighborhood charm with natural beauty. With a sandy coastline that stretches for about 15 kilometers, East Coast Park complements your seaside slowdown with a fresh breeze and ocean views.

On leisurely weekends, we love taking it slow with a stroll, but if you’re feeling active you can make your way through the park on dedicated cycling, jogging, rollerblading, and skateboarding tracks (bicycles and rollerblades are available to rent). Along the way, you’ll see families and friends gathering at barbecue pits, picnic areas, playgrounds, and fitness stations, or enjoying water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing.

Adrenaline junkies can go cable skiing or wakeboarding at the East Coast Lagoon, while nature lovers can explore the park's lush forests and keep an eye out for migratory birds. As the day winds down, indulge in a feast at one of the park’s foodie hotspots such as Long Beach Seafood (home of the iconic Singapore chili crab), East Coast Lagoon Food Village or Marine Cove hawker center, ending your day with the best of Singapore's culinary scene.

Pulau Ubin

Located just off Singapore's northeastern coast, Pulau Ubin offers a tranquil escape from the city's hustle and bustle. A full day trip gives you a chance to immerse in the island’s natural beauty, and throwback charm.

Take the MRT to Changi Point Ferry Terminal to catch a bumboat, the only means of transport between the mainland and Pulau Ubin. Once you arrive, rent a bicycle from one of the rental shops near the jetty. Cycling is the best way to navigate the island’s well-maintained trails, weaving through lush forests and traditional kampong houses that offer a peek into Singapore's past.

From here you can visit Chek Jawa, a tropical wetland with a boardwalk through mangrove forests, sandy beaches, and rocky shores hopping with fiddler crabs, mudskippers, and monitor lizards. Climb Jejawi Tower for panoramic views of the wetlands and the surrounding sea.

Speed demons and mountain bikers will love Ketam Mountain Bike Park, an off-road cycling trail with various difficulty levels, rugged terrain, jumps and obstacles. After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Pulau Ubin Food Centre or the Ubin First Stop Restaurant and fill up on local delights such as mee goreng (fried noodles), nasi lemak (coconut rice with savory toppings) and more.