With a sprawling area of 185 hectares and covering 15 kms of coastline, East Coast Park is a splendid beach park located in the southeastern part of Singapore. It is the largest park in Singapore and is built entirely on reclaimed land, the beach is a man-made one, where swimming is also possible. Bearing the theme of "recreation for all" this park caters to everyone's needs. For those looking forward to an hour or two of relaxation, the swaying coconut trees and the beautiful sight of the ocean serve as the perfect companions. This is also a great picnic spot. Children can make sandcastles or play in the Marine Cove's Children's Playground, nearby. There are also barbeque pits in the park. Other than that, great dining options are available at the East Coast Food Lagoon, and at other nearby dining options.
With around 80 barbeque pits available, East Coast Park is the perfect place to savour up some delicious barbeque with your family and friends. Pre-booking is required to book a barbeque pit. It is highly recommended to carry cleaning solutions with yourself, in case the previous user hasn't left the pit in its best state of cleanliness. The East Coast Park does not provide the charcoal, fire starters, wire mesh, and other items of use for the barbeque. The food also needs to be bought from elsewhere in advance.
Camping by the sea is a great way to spend a night at the East Coast Park. One can stay here overnight, enjoying the magnificent view of the ocean, without having to pay anything! Camping overnight is allowed at designated areas once you obtain the camping permit online. Area D and Area G are the designated areas for camping at the East Coast Park. It is recommended to camp in Area D which is closer to the eateries, bicycle rental shops and toilets with shower facilities. Sleeping under a sky full of twinkling stars, and waking up to a mesmerising sunrise, while camping at East Coast Park is indeed an ethereal experience for stargazers and nature lovers alike.
The East Coast Park is excellent for fishing. The jetty is 370 m long, and one can fish from here. The views of the sunrise and sunset from the jetty exude immense beauty. Do bring your own rod. If you're lucky, you might even catch an octopus or a shark ray! However, do watch the weather, there are a limited number of shelters.
Cycling and Inline Skating
The park is equipped with a well-paved path, perfect for running, jogging, cycling, and rollerskating. You can either get your own bike or rent your bike from the rental bike kiosks here. The route is flat all the way down to the destination, so if you are a beginner, you do not have to be worried about going up and down on undulating hills. It is highly recommended to go early because once it gets crowded, the experience can turn into a nightmare. Interested skateboarders can visit the Xtreme [email protected] Coast to try out the ramps there.
With its seaside location, many water sports are available for the visitors to indulge in. One can choose from waterboarding, windsurfing, stand-up paddling, kayaking, cable skiing, and kite-surfing to name a few. Aloha Sea Sports Centre rents out materials and also gives classes on windsurfing and stand-up paddling. The Singapore Wake Park, located right beside the Carpark E1 provides enthralling cable skiing options.
Marine Cove Children's Playground
The main play areas of Marine Cove Playground were constructed for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Best timing for kids to be here is morning or late afternoon, evening timing to avoid the sunburn on the young children delicate skin. A three-storey Play Tower modelled after a lighthouse is the highlight of this place.
There is ample space for sandcastle building. There is a sand play area at Area E of the park. If you have a young one, do bring them here and let their imagination run wild. There are toilets and washroom nearby for you to clean them.
There's no better way to end the day here than with a hearty meal at the East Coast Food Lagoon, where you can feast on local favourites like satay and barbecued chicken wings right on the beach. There are also other dining options available, especially for Seafood lovers. There's a Seafood Centre at East Coast Park which offers brilliant food from jumbo tiger prawns to lobsters. Jumbo, Long Beach, Ubin First Stop Restaurant are recommended places. Other nearby restaurants include Sandbank, Full Pint Microbrewery, Patro's Sports Bar and Restaurant, Gin Khao and The Seafood International.
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The best time to visit is early morning and late afternoons.
The park is easily accessible by East Coast Park Service Road with numerous exits along the East Coast Parkway. The place has ample parking space with many car parks near the park. SBS Bus 401 stops along the East Coast Service Road from Bedok MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) on the weekends. Underpasses link the park to the nearby Marine Parade housing estate.
3 months ago by abhijit sreepada
The first time I visited East Coast Park (ECP) it felt like I had stepped into the backyard of Singapore. The sound of the waves, children playing, people swimming, sandcastles on the beach, the smell of barbecue and the restaurants- it was like I’d stepped into a story in some book. Something about Singapore, that is one of my fondest memories is cycling down ECP on its well maintained tracks during the late afternoon just before sunset. The pleasant sea, breeze, smell of the sea, and the colorful pretty sunset made it seem magical. Highly recommend cycling down ECP at least once to get away from the hustle and rush of Singapore and truly relax!
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