Singapore East Coast: park or beach?

Let’s get the fact straight, Singapore East Coast is more a park than a beach hangout – so don’t expect to see bikini-clad girls playing beach volleyball or semi-naked bodies baking in the sun.  🙂

Nope, sorry, none of that.

If you are looking for a place to get that beautiful tan while sipping pina colada under the swaying coconut trees, then you are better off at the Siloso beach on Sentosa.

The 1.85 square kilometre East Coast Park is a Singapore park that is actually built entirely on reclaimed land with a man-made beach. Yup! you heard us right, the park sits on reclaimed land and the beach is man-made. Talk about man-made nature.

Swimming is possible, but not necessarily the most preferred activity at the park.

So you might be a bit disappointed if you are looking for something resembling the white powdery sand of Phuket beaches. The sand here is coarse and there are only a few stretches where you can really walk comfortably barefooted.

Despite being man-made, East Coast Park is one of the most popular places where locals spend their weekends, drawing hordes of families and friends who come to relax and enjoy a wide range of activities.

Opened in the 1970s, the park has barbecue pits, entertainment facilities, chalets, food and beverages, and amenities for sports activities, including a cycling and in-line skating track that runs along the perimeter of the park, measuring about 20 km long.

So you decide …. is Singapore East Coast ..Park or Beach?  🙂