Summers are the best time to head over to the beach to enjoy some much-needed relaxation and downtime from the usual hauntings of life. Whether it is with kids or with family and friends, being with a group somehow makes a beach vacation better. But picnics and barbeque aren’t enough to make one appreciate the beach better, one has to to step into the water once. For those yearning about going on a beach holiday, the perfect place to head to is the East Coast Park.
About East Coast Park
The East Coast Park map shows it to be a 185 hectare Singaporean Beach which is located around the Marine Parade and encompasses Tampines and Bedok along the southeast coast of the nation. The park was opened up in the 1970s when the then governed was completing its process of reclaiming land from the coast of Katong which extended from Kallang to Changi. A park is a place of respite for various kinds of seaside communities like Bedok, Marine Parade and Kallang. People come over here to unwind and relax. There are facilities for barbeque pits, good centers, chalets as well as other amenities for various types of sports activities. People can even fish in here or carry out overnight camping.
Cost: The park is open the whole day, but the best time to head out there is from the early morning hours to late afternoon. East coast park Singapore entry fee is nil, but renting inline skates, bikes and such costs about $3 per hour. Other activities which you choose to partake in will cost differently.
Best Time To Visit East Coast Park
Visit during the low season, which is from August to October. Try to avoid mid-September because the Singapore Grand Prix is held with great pomp and promotion during this time. These months are highly suitable for a visit since there is a little break in tourist traffic during early fall and late summer.
Things To Do At East Coast Park
Check out the list of things that you can do at the famous East Coast Park in Singapore. Keep scrolling down to know more!
1. Beach Life
The east coast park has a sandy beach which is just perfect for families and kids to enjoy their day in. Come here to stretch your stress away and enjoy the beach near Car Park E2 (near the lagoon). You don't have to bring your sand toys if you don't want to, there are facilities available which would allow you to rent them. Moreover, there are kiosks, which rent bikes as well to complete your Beach excitement. Apart from the beach over at E2, there is also one in front of Parkland Green at Area C.
East coast park cycling is an expert in itself due to the tracks offered. The kiosk to go for when attempting to rent a bike is at the blue kiosk. This is because cycling is one of the major activities which you can enjoy while here. The park has a flat terrain which makes it really ideal for going pedaling on two wheels. But it's not mandatory that you have to rent a cycle to enjoy a ride, you can bring yours as well. Their rentals can be found at Area B, Area C, and Area E.
3. Sea Sport
The Aloha Sea sports over here offers amazing opportunities to enjoy the water apart from just going swimming. You can opt for stand up paddling (SUP) or windsurfing courses with an instructor from here and these are available in both beginner and advanced levels. They also provide the facility of renting SUP and windsurfing equipment from the center. They also have SUP boards for kids so that they can participate as well. You will find the Aloga Sea Sports near the Area E Lagoon
4. Water Ski Park
Come over the Singapore Wake Park to enjoy a cable ski facility where you can enjoy a water sport without even going out into the open sea. Your experience with it doesn't matter, just as long as you enjoy water skiing. Even children as young as six can take part.
5. Xtreme SkatePark
It is the size of about two and a half football fields, which also means that it's that much fun. Located over at Area F, besides Car Park F1, there is a wide range of circuits in here for various degrees of proficiency. Once you head over there, you will find rails, ramps, bowls and more features which will provide the needed challenge to let loose and have fun. Everyone from adults to teens and kids is welcome over here with various kinds of vehicle ranging from a skateboard, cycle or a scooter. Just come here to experience some extreme fun.
6. Laser Tag
If you feel like taking a break from all the outdoor fun then the indoors brings you, Laser Tag. Come over at the facility located over at Parkland Green for some unlimited fun. The facility has two rooms and they can accommodate up to 20 people at a time. But it is advisable to call ahead and ensure that there aren't any private bookings during the time slot you want to head down. Once it's confirmed, then bring your friends over to Area C and get ready for some fight.
7. Marine Cove Children’s Playground
Looking for an East coast park playground so that the kids can enjoy too? Then this is the ideal place to head to. Designed like a lighthouse, this children's playground park has swings and a whole lot more toys and facilities so that they can play as much as they want. As the name says, kids will have a lot of fun here playing everything from hiding and seek more fun games. Fun is the name of the game here.
There are some amazing East coast park restaurants, but for some authentic camping experience, a BBQ is best. Everyone knows that going to the beach for some games and watersports or just to soak up some heat is fun, but without some food, it kind of doesn't feel complete. So book a barbeque put over at the East Coast Park in Singapore and carry your own raw materials to cook up a storm as you enjoy the sea and its treasures. You can book one of those barbeque pits by using an AXS machine.
If you really want to enjoy the atmosphere at the beach then arranging for some East coast park camping is the way to go about it. Bring your camping equipment and enjoy being close to the water and have an unlimited barbeque session. The major designated camping areas are at Areas D and G. You can apply for a permit over at any AXS station and don't forget to bring your camera go click some nice memories for home.
- Remember that you will need a permit for a lot of things in this Beach, like a camping permit which you can either book through an AXS self-service machine or online. But to do this you will need to be on a long term visa to Singapore or be a permanent resident.
- Don’t have open fires in here, instead just hire a barbeque pit for cooking and fires.
- Remember that you can’t bring your own BBQ puts except in very specific locations like public holidays and such.
- For camping, Pulau Ubin is also a good place as it is more secluded than the mainland and you can also enjoy off-road biking over here since there are some good trails over here.
A beach vacation is always a memorable experience, but East Coast Park offers your something more in the form of the bevy of faculties. Enjoy them all and that too at a low cost to make your Singapore vacay complete.
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