Changi Beach Park: Restore Your Zen With Picnics, Sunset Views & White Sandy Beaches

Changi Beach Park guide

Chances are, Changi Beach Park isn’t the first to spring to mind when one thinks of eastern beachside parks in Singapore. With 3.3km of white sandy beaches, quiet fishing spots, and the only avenue to Pulau Ubin, Changi Beach Park is a great quieter alternative to crowd-favourites like East Coast Park or Pasir Ris Beach.

Cycle & roller skate along the coast

Changi Beach Park has one of Singapore’s more unique cycling tracks that you can explore with your family. You can rent a bike from one of the 3 rental stations peppered along the park’s stretch, or bring your own scooters or roller skates instead for a change.

Or, use the cycling and jogging tracks to snap some cute pics of your doggo.

Image credit: @nugget_shiobak via Instagram

Fitness buffs, there’s the Eastern Coastal Loop to conquer. This 42km trail is one of the best long-distance cycling routes in Singapore,  connecting to Pasir Ris Town Park via Bedok Reservoir. Alternatively, feel free to end your journey at East Coast Park instead, where you can conveniently return your rented bikes at the rental stations there. 

Alternatively, take the shorter Coastal Park Connector route, which spans 15km and connects Changi Beach Park to East Coast Park. You can conveniently return your rented bikes at the rental stations there.

Take a pic with the Inscription Of The Island sculpture, whose creator envisioned it to be a guide for ships in a mythical civilisation.

Image credit: @haytonheng via Instagram

Toilets and water coolers are easily accessible, and you’ll even find amenities such as showers and lockers at the park.

Enjoy the seaside views

With a string of pavilions, benches, and shelters, the park makes for a great picnic stop.

Image credit: @irfnmrn via Instagram

If a peaceful respite is what you’re after, have a stop along the promontory to soak in the coastal view. Lay a mat, bring a deckchair, or simply lay underneath the coconut trees as you slow down and regain some zen. You can also watch fishermen boats drifting by, reminiscent of kampung days.

National Day isn’t the only opportunity to watch overhead aircraft glide through the clouds. Situated close to Changi Airport, aviation fans can camp out near the Changi Coast Track and plane-gaze away. We hear that watching from Carpark 4 has the best views.

You can even take a stroll down to Changi Boardwalk, which is open 24 hours daily, and enjoy panoramic views of the beach.

Take a swim in the sea

According to NEA, Changi Beach Park is among the 5 most popular recreational beaches in Singapore with good water quality, so don’t hesitate to take a dip in the cool waters to get a respite from the heat.

Just be sure to take precautions such as not venturing too far out and swimming during slack tide – an hour before high or low tide – so that you’re not caught in an undertow.

Ride a bumboat to Pulau Ubin

For an awe-inspiring sight, make sure to catch the sunset or sunrise against the backdrop of the sea.

Image credit: @lsljojo via Instagram

You might catch a glimpse of Pulau Ubin from the western side of the park – Changi Coastal End – that sits near Changi Village. In fact, you can even step foot onto the island by taking a 10-minute bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. If you’ve never ventured to Pulau Ubin before, here’s your chance to do so, as this is the only route to the island from the mainland.

Fees are currently $4/
pax for a 1-way ticket, with an additional $2 to bring a bicycle on board.
Image credit: @brynnerjananto via Instagram

If you’ve never ventured to Pulau Ubin before, here’s your chance to do so, as this is the only route to the island from the mainland.

Spot sea creatures along the shore

Among one of the best beaches for intertidal walks, Changi Beach has a variety of friendly sea creatures that you can meet during low tide.

Keep an eye out for hermit crabs, clams, molluscs, jellyfish, and even eels, anemones, and stingrays nestled within the pools of water across the beach.

A sea cucumber – gentle reminder not to pick up or disturb the sea creatures as their ecosystems are fragile.
Image credit: Marcus Ng via Facebook

Go fishing & grill up your catch of the day

You’ll find a string of fishing spots along the coastline here, with the areas around Changi Point Bridge frequented by anglers. Apparently, fish farmers load and unload fish in this area during the day, making it a great location for nighttime fishing. There’s also a number of tackle shops in nearby Changi Village selling fishing equipment.

Image credit:
@minyooncheah via Instagram

Otherwise, camp out with your fishing rod along most of the shoreline, especially in the beach areas in proximity to the various car parks. The area down to CAFHI Marine Jetty is also popular with anglers, with the authorities installing rod holders into the metal railings in response.

If you’ve pulled up a haul of fish, enjoy them fresh from the sea by grilling them at one of the 20 BBQ pits in the vicinity. These are $16 each to use for the day and can be booked through the NParks website

Learn about Singapore’s history

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With the present tranquillity of the beach, it’s strange to think that this very strip of land was in fact subject to violence and terror only a few decades ago. On 20th February 1942, 66 Chinese males were lined up along the beach and shot by the Japanese military – the first killings of the Sook Ching massacre. This has been marked by a plaque, which one can view at the beach.

Indulge in hawker food, cafe fare & seafood

End the day off with some hearty takeaway meals at Changi Village, located just a stone’s throw from Changi Coastal End.

The Nasi Lemak at International Muslim Food Stall Nasi Lemak is a particularly popular choice
Image credit: @renztan via Instagram

Otherwise, drop by The Coastal Settlement to enjoy thin crust pizza and brunch dishes in an eclectic, antique-filled space.

If you’re in the mood for a splurge, seafood restaurants such as Changi Beach Seafood paradise and The Seagrill are also conveniently located within the park. Many of them are situated next to the beach, giving diners unblocked seaviews while they enjoy their meals.

Visit Changi Beach for a seaside day out

With a rich history and an abundance of activities to do, Changi Beach Park is a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of our everyday life.

Getting there:
Bus services: 109, 19, 2, 59, 89, 9
You may also park at Changi Beach Car Parks 1 to 7

Changi Beach Park
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Nicoll Dr, Singapore 498991
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Cover image adapted from: @lsljojo, @brynnerjananto & @travelynsaroundtheworld via Instagram, Marcus Ng via Facebook
Originally published on 5th August 2021. Last updated by Shannon Lee on 5th June 2024.

Clare Leaver

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