Located on the southern tip of Malay Peninsula between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, Singapore is a tiny island known for being home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Beaches in Singapore are classified as Sentosa Island beaches and the East Coast Beaches. For all those planning a holiday to the island, here is a list of the famous beaches in Singapore.
- Siloso Beach
Stretching along the South-western coast of Sentosa, Siloso Beach is one of the busiest beaches in Singapore. Known for its energetic vibe, the beach remains a popular picnic spot among locals and tourists. On a sunny morning, you can see hundreds of people partying, dancing, and playing on the beach. Horse riding and swimming are among the most popular activities here. The beach is teeming with bars and beach shacks where you can have a great meal and a refreshing drink.
- Palawan Beach
Located in the heart of Sentosa, Palawan is considered one of the best beaches in Singapore. Along with enjoying adventure sports and swimming, tourists here can spend some peaceful time away from the maddening city crowd. There are a few restaurants and bars that serve snacks and drinks and offer beautiful views of the ocean.
- Tanjong Beach
Situated in the southern coast of Sentosa, Tanjong is loved by tourists in Singapore. For its crescent shaped beachline, beautiful palm trees and glittering white sand, the beach remains the venue of choice for hip Singaporean beach parties. Travellers also visit Tanjong to enjoy a relaxing time under the sun. The popular Palawan Beach is only a 10-minute walk from Tanjong Beach.
- Changi Beach
Located on the east coast of Singapore, Changi is one of the most popular tropical beaches on the island. Popular among families and nature lovers, the beach is perfect spot to enjoy the majestic views of the sunrise and sunset. If you love an active beach holiday, you can opt for bicycle riding or deep-sea diving. Changi Beach is located very close to the airport and one can see low flying planes almost throughout the day.
- Punggol Beach
Situated in the north of the island, Punggol Beach is among the least crowded beaches in Singapore and remains a big hit with couples. There are large rocks and soft white sand on the beach. Punggol MRT Station connects the beach to the city via shuttle.
- Kusu Island
Off the coast of Singapore, Kusu Island is home to numerous unexplored beaches on the island. The beautiful island lies south of Singapore and offers a perfect mix of local heritage and beach adventure activities. Kusu is home to the island’s most visited turtle sanctuaries and some beautifully decorated cabanas.
- Pulau Ubin
Situated in the north east of Singapore, Pulau Ubin welcomes visitors to a world of peace and tranquillity with its simple village life. The beautiful secluded beaches, island’s architecture, plantations and the famous Chek Jawa wetland are among the most popular attractions here. The island is also famous for its authentic local delicacies prepared from fresh fish and octopi.
- St John’s Island
Previously known as Pulau Sakijang Bendera, St John’s Island is a popular southern island in Singapore. In the 19th century, the island housed a quarantine station for immigrants suffering from cholera. Today, the island is popular among nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts and also acts as a weekend getaway from the island.