Beaches On Sentosa, Singapore Overview

Just south of Singapore, Sentosa Island is one of the most popular places in the city. It is a big island full of man-made activities geared for tourists and also houses three of the best beaches in Singapore - Tanjong Beach, Siloso Beach, and Palawan Beach. For centuries, the island was known as Pulau Blakang Mati, meaning 'death from behind'. This name wasn't a very lucrative one; tourists would be repelled rather than be attracted to visit the island. And so, in 1972 the name was changed to Sentosa: which means 'peace and tranquillity' from the Sanskrit word, Santosha.

Owing to its slightly secluded position, Tanjong Beach, a crescent-shaped beach, is perfect for those looking for a tranquil and peaceful experience. The Tanjong Beach Club is a great dining option with its beach-facing seating options, and overall relaxed setting. Siloso Beach is the hippest and most happening beach on Sentosa island, and arguably in all of Singapore as well. With attractions such as Wave House Sentosa, for flowboarding, iFly Singapore, to have unique flying experience, MegaZip, an enthralling zip line, and AJ Hackett, Singapore's first bungee tower, to name a few, Siloso Beach is perfect for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, alike. With its famous Pirates-of-the-Carribean style suspension bridge, Palawan Beach is famous among families for its kid-friendly attractions present in the northern part of the beach.

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Tanjong Beach

Tanjong Beach is crescent-shaped with warm turquoise waters, fine white sand and palm trees - all the vital ingredients to make for a perfect beach. One can spend hours here, with a favourite book while being accompanied by a beautiful breeze. The environment gets gorgeous at night with the twinkling lights from nearby ships. Tanjong Beach is also famous for its parties which take generally take place twice a month at The Tanjong Beach Club. This club has a very relaxed vibe, and with its swimming pool and sun-loungers, is a popular spot.

Tanjong Beach ClubWith a contemporary design, the Tanjong Beach Club is a stupendous place to spend your time. Be it sparkly drinks, or a soak in the pool, the club offers excellent service to its visitors. With the area coming to life at night, expect to have a great time partying with professional in-house DJs, delicious food and drinks, and an overall enchanting atmosphere.

Palawan Beach

The most favourite attraction of the Palawan Beach is its suspension bridge which links beach-goers to Asia's closest point to the Equator. Among the three beaches, Palawan is a favourite with adults and children alike. There are playgrounds and parks for children in the northern part of the beach. There are also a handful of restaurants, beach clubs and convenience stores. There's even a free pirate-themed water play area for kids! Whatever you decide to do, you are bound to have fun at this family-friendly beach.

KidZania Singapore: KidZania Singapore, on Palawan Beach, spans over a massive area of over 81000 square feet. Here, children are allowed to play real-life roles through a wide variety of diverse activities while being in a kid-sized city. Children can choose to play the part of the captain of an aeroplane, to a top surgeon, and even a chef! KidZania Singapore is guaranteed to bring your kids loads of fun.

Siloso Beach

Siloso Beach is a haven for adventure-seekers and party animals. Home to one of the coolest bars and restaurants, it is Singapore's hippest beach. With activities such as skim-boarding, kayaking, cycling, and rollerblading taking place on the beach during the day, Siloso is always filled with fun-loving people. After the sun goes down, it comes to life with parties and music. Once here, one can choose from a list of enthralling activities to try.
  • iFly Singapore: iFly provides one with a mind-blowing skydiving experience in a vertical wind tunnel. It houses the world's first largest themed indoor skydiving almost as tall as a five storied building. There is also an 18 feet tall acrylic glass wall which offers its visitors a breathtaking view of the South China Sea.
  • Mega Adventure Park: Located right on Siloso Beach, this adventure recreational park boasts MegaZip- a 3 metre zip line stretching from the jungle canopy of Imbiah Hill to the white sands of Siloso Beach finish point, MegaClimb- which provides a unique Tarzan-like experience where one has to tread through an obstacle course consisting of Eucalyptus trees, MegaJump- a 15 m high free-falling experience without the cost of hiring a private plane, MegaWall- a rock climber's paradise. Mega Adventure Park has a lot of options for those who house love for adventure.
  • Ola Beach Club: The best at providing visitors with the outdoor beach sports experience, Ola Beach Club provides JetPacks, Banana Boats, Kayaks & Paddleboards for their enjoyment. No specific experience is required to be able to enjoy these sports. Ola Beach Club provides expert supervision and life-jackets!
  • Wave House Sentosa: Enjoy flowboarding on their two internationally famous rides- FlowBarrel and double FlowRider. For beginners and experts alive, these two rides provide anyone with the best surfing experience. Other than the flowboarding experience, the restaurants and bars are also famous and have a charm of their own.
  • A J Hackett: Singapore's first and only bungee jumping tower, A J Hackett, stands 50m above the ground on Siloso Beach. The site also features a Skybridge which is a 40m walkway with sections having see-through views. On it, is the Paulaner Sundowner Deck, has the best sunset views in Siloso.
  • Wings of Time Show: Held in the evenings, Wings of Time is a phenomenal light and sound show which takes place on Siloso beaches. A very interesting story is presented with a water display, a laser show, fire effects and beautiful music.

How To Reach Beaches On Sentosa

The most recommended way of reaching the Sentosa Beaches is to take North-East Line of the MRT to HarbourFront station. From there, reach Level 3 of Vivocity from where you can take the Sentosa Express. Alight at the Beach station. When you are out of the station, you will find a tram station not far away. The blue line queue goes to Palawan or Tanjong Beach, while the green one goes to Siloso Beach.

Getting Around the Beaches
Please note that the beaches are not connected and are separated by hotels and other obstructions. They can, however, be accessed from the Beach Walk roads.
  • Tram Service: Free Tram Services are available to the three beaches from the Beach Station at Sentosa. Since the Beach Station is located in the middle, one stop heads in the direction of Siloso Point, and the other towards Tanjong Beach. The Tram Ride to Tanjong takes 25-30 minutes. The Palawan Beach is a walking distance from the station (cross the street and walk along the car parking to the beach shore).
  • Shuttle Bus: Free Shuttle Bus Service is also available from the Brach Station that circuits the Island and stops at Siloso Beach And Palawan Beaches.
  • Bike: Near the Beach Station, the GoGreen point provides bicycles on rent for exploring the island and the beaches. The cost for the bicycle is SGD 15 for 1 hour and SGD 18 for 2 hours.

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