Singapore has some small but lovely beaches that the kids will love. Many of the beaches are on Sentosa island and a few other beaches in Singapore are only a boat ride away. Pack up a picnic, bucket and spades, and get ready for a sandy adventure! Here are our favorite Singapore beaches for kids, toddlers, and families.
Included in this guide: Sentosa Beach (great for toddlers), Palawan Beach (fun for kids), East Coast Park beaches, and more!
The park is over 15km long which means there’s a perfect spot for you. Base yourselves on the water’s edge next to one of the many BBQs or retreat further back among the trees for some shade. There’s lots of activities from cycling, inline skating to volley ball. BBQ stations are available for rent, so invite your friends and family to join along. Feeling adventurous? Bring your tent and stay the night to watch the stars.
East Coast Park, Along East Coast Parkway and East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/east-coast-park
West Coast Park is known as the play center in the West and this is the park for the most adventurous types! BBQs are available in area 2, so while the food is cooking, why not fly a kite or watch the birds in the water’s edge. The beach is long with plenty of room to build sandcastles or play games in the water’s edge.
West Coast Park, Parallel to West Coast Highway, Singapore, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/west-coast-park
Sentosa beach has grown in popularity over the years with beach bars and restaurants dotted between the man-made white sandy beach. It’s close to the popular attractions of Resorts World Sentosa so make a day of it. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and relax with the kiddos playing games and having fun.
Sentosa Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Just next door to Sentosa Beach is Palawan beach. This beach is mostly famous for the super kid friendly Port of Lost Wonder and the Pirate of the Caribbean inspire, rope bridge. Find your inner Jack Sparrow and talk a walk across the bridge on to the small island and swim back. The beach is full of soft white sand, perfect for relaxing on and building sandcastles.
Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island Singapore 099981
At the end of Sentosa is Tanjong Beach, a quiet secluded part of the island where you can relax in the day and party at night. You’ll see swimmers first thing in the morning, dog walkers later on and then kids running around enjoying the sunshine. The bay is a small crescent with shallow waters, perfect for a splashing good time. Wind down the day with a cocktail and dinner at Tanjong Beach Club before heading home.
Tanjong Beach, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk Sentosa Island Singapore 098942
Siloso beach underwent a large makeover and its transformation is amazing. The beach is now home to luxury hotels, bars and restaurants as well as a selection of sports. If you’re kids are up for canoeing, volleyball or beach football, then this is the place for them. Check out Siloso Fort while you’re there too and discover some of the history of Singapore.
Siloso Beach, 51 Imbiah Walk Sentosa Singapore 099538
If you’re looking for a beach with plenty to do, then head down to Changi Beach. The beach is long and narrow with paths for riding bikes and roller blading. The beach is perfect for kids who want to build sandcastles and play games. Take your binoculars and watch the planes land and take off at Changi airport. You can also stay the night at one of their camping spots and get a BBQ going for an alfresco night on the beach.
Changi Beach, Nicoll Drive Singapore 498991
A short boat ride away is the tranquil, St. John’s Island. Housed on 40.5 hectares, this hilly island was transformed in 1975 into a tranquil getaway with swimming lagoons, beaches, picnic grounds, trekking routes and soccer fields. There are bungalows and chalets to rent if you want to stay the night with friends.
St. John’s Island, ferry!
How to get to St. John's Island? Head to Marina South Pier for a ferry to St. John's Island. Tickets must be purchased before the departure time the ticket office closes by 3pm. The ferry timings vary from weekdays to weekends as well as public holidays. Be sure to plan!
Connected by a short walkway from St. John’s Island is Lazarus Island. This peaceful, untouched, paradise is perfect for families looking for a little place to call their own. The unspoiled white sandy beach is perfect for a lazy afternoon. Pack a picnic, explore the jungle and have a snooze under the palm trees.
Lazarus Island, Walk via St. John's Island.
How to get to Lazarus Island? There is no direct ferry to Lazarus Island, so you’ll have to take the ferry to St John’s Island first, before walking in to Lazarus Island by foot. The walking journey should take about 10 minutes.
The fabled sisters’ island is a short boat ride away. Swimmers and snorkelers can also indulge themselves here as the fantastic reefs are filled with marine life. The islands are separated by a narrow channel and are popular with picnic-goers because of their shady palm trees and beach shelters. Watch out for monkey’s, they will want to join you for lunch. Hold on to your chips and burger buns!
Sisters Island, More info
How to get to Sisters Island? Visitors can charter their own boat from West Coast Pier or Marina South Pier to visit Big Sister’s Island.