East Coast Park: A Guide To Singapore’s Most Popular Park In The East

East Coast Park guide

Every Singaporean has been to East Coast Park (ECP) at least once, be it for a BBQ night out, family outing or a casual date with your S/O. Frolicking or jogging by the beach are some of the common reasons people head down these days, but the 15km-long park stretching from Changi all the way to Marina Bay area has much more to offer for a whole day out.

1. Bring your doggo for a run at Parkland Green Dog Run

Image credit: Rayson Yue via Google Maps

ECP is undeniably massive, which means lots of space for your doggo to run around and burn off all that extra energy. If you’re looking to hang out with fellow dog owners, there’s Parkland Green Dog Run, one of the larger dog runs in the East.

Don’t worry, hooman, there are plenty of people activities at Parkland Green too. Pick up a new sport like inline skating at Ernsports. The shop sells all you need to get started – skates, helmets, and padding. They even provide skating lessons (from $65/session) for complete newbies.

After both of you are done, head down to the dog-friendly St. Marc Bakery and Bar place to chill. 

Address: 920 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449875

2. Enjoy cold beer & finger food at Aloha Beach Bar & Cafe

Image credit: Aloha Beach Bar

One might think that beach clubs are only limited to places like Sentosa but surprise, there’s one at East Coast: Aloha Beach Bar & Cafe. It’s got all the makings of a prime beach club too, such as picnic tables facing the sea, finger food, and alcoholic drinks, of course.

Image credit: Aloha Sea Sports Centre 

The best part: there’s no minimum spend required to chope one of their coveted spots near the water. Just stroll in and be prepared to chill.

Address: 1212 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449886
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 1pm-9pm | Fri & Eve of PH 12pm-10pm | Sat-Sun & PH 9am-10pm
Contact: 6241 9212

3. Stretch out with a view at Yoga Inc.

Image credit: @theyogaspacesg via Instagram

It’s yoga with a view – need we say more? This is Yoga Inc. at Parkland Green, where classes are held in their glasshouse studios with floor-to-ceiling windows that face the beach.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie confused between Warrior 1 and Warrior 2, or already an expert in performing a headstand. You can start off with their foundational classes such as Basics, Hot 26, and Stretch that will help bring you up to speed on common poses. Then, learn to conquer advanced moves with their Hatha or Flow classes.

Test the waters first with their 3-class intro pass ($50). If you’re likely to come back for more, their unlimited passes are $350 each and valid for a month’s worth of classes.

Address: 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-11, Singapore 449875
Opening hours: Mon 9am-12pm, 6pm-9pm | Tue 9am-12pm, 6.45pm-9.45pm | Wed 9am-12pm, 5.45pm-9pm | Thu-Fri 9am-12pm | Sat 7.45am-5.30pm | Sun 9am-5.30pm 

4. Nail skateboarding & skating tricks at Xtreme Skatepark

If you’ve got wheels, bring ‘em to ECP. The Xtreme Skatepark is where you’ll want to head to, to build up your skills as a skateboarder, trick cyclist, or roller skater. It’s ok if you’ve only just nailed moving – there’s a beginner’s street course with gentle slopes and mini ramps for you to get the hang of your first tricks.

For the pros – keep your eyes out for the iconic 3.6m deep vertical bowl and over-vert. It has a 90-degree drop that will make your heart leap into your throat. If you’re looking to practice in peace, you might wanna drop by in the late evening to avoid not just the crowd, but the sun as well. 

P.S. Check out these other skateparks in Singapore that are located all around the island.

Address: 1 East Coast Terrace, Singapore 458912 (Behind Car Park F)
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7.30am-10pm | Sun 24 hours

5. Discover dinosaurs at Changi Jurassic Mile

Image credit: Changi Airport Group

Some say the East side is ulu, but never would we have thought we’d one day see dinosaurs here. 

You could say they’re typically found in a Steven Spielberg film, in Universal Studios Singapore, or even in our kopitiams in the form of “milo dinosaurs”. Well, you can also experience them for free, at Changi Jurassic Mile, the cycling path that links Changi Airport to East Coast Park.

Image credit: Changi Airport Group

Within a 1km stretch, more than 20 dinosaur statues can be found chilling by the pavement, wreaking havoc, and doing other surreal things like quenching their thirst at a nearby pond. 

Image credit: @crazydavefitness via Instagram

The installment is so realistic, there’s even a T-Rex trying to bust its way through the metal fence of the connector. All you’ll need are some Jurassic Park theme songs to convince yourself you’re in John Alfred Hammond’s prehistoric theme park!

Address: Airport Boulevard, Singapore
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily

6. Cycling at East Coast Park & the park connectors

Image credit: @chasbudo via Instagram

Cycling is a breeze here – especially so because the land is flat, with dedicated cycling lanes that span from one end of the park to the other. 

Image credit: @jenslolafit via Instagram

No worries if the only bike you’re familiar with are the ones at spin class. There are bicycle rental shops around, including Bike Stop, Our Family Corner, and Go Cycling. Prices for adult bikes range $8-$12/hour, tandem bikes from $15/hour, and 4-seater quad bikes at $30-$45/hour

If cycling around ECP is an easy feat and you’re ready to cover more ground, give the Eastern Coastal Park Connector Network a try. It’s an arduous 42km trail but leads to 7 other park connectors that link to Bedok Reservoir Park, Pasir Ris Park, and Changi Beach Park.

East Coast Park Area E2 Bike Stop (Coastline Leisure)
From $9/h
1220 ECP, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: Saturday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM Show Time Hide
Monday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
East Coast Park Area B Bike Stop (Coastline Leisure)
From $9/h
E Coast Park Service Road, Singapore 439172
Opening Hours: Saturday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
GoCycling @ East Coast Park C4
From $8/h
1030 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park Carpark C4, Singapore 449893
Opening Hours: Saturday 08:00 AM-10:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 08:00 AM-10:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM-10:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM-10:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM-10:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM-10:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM-10:00 PM
Sunday 08:00 AM-10:00 PM
GoCycling @ East Coast Park G1
From $8/h
1490 ECP, Singapore 468965
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00 AM-07:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM-07:00 PM

7. Have some fun at Marine Cove playground & Raintree Cove Swings

Have your young’uns unleash their inner monkey while getting a good dose with Vitamin D at the spacious Marine Cove outdoor playground, complete metal slides, netted bridges, and rope ladders. Right next to it is a toddler-safe sensory play area with bendy mirrors to have a good laugh at your twisty and swirly reflections.

Address: 1000 East Coast Park, Singapore 449876

Image credit: @semec.enterprise via Instagram

Alternatively, swing by Raintree Cove for their vibrant pink toddler-friendly swings that are wide and netted for extra safety.

Address: 1018 East Coast Park, Raintree Cove S, Singapore 449877

8. Challenge yourself to wakeboarding

Image credit: @signaporewakepark via Instagram

Instead of surfing the net all weekend long, pick up wakeboarding at the Singapore Wake Park at the East Coast lagoon. Wakeboarding combines skateboarding and surfing, where you’ll be strapped on a board pulled along the surface of the water in a circuit.

The sloped ramps dotted along the route are also opportunities for you to pull off some sick stunts!

Address: 1206A East Coast Park, Singapore 449891
Opening hours: 10am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 6636 4266

9. Stand up paddling & windsurfing

Take things up a notch with watersports at PAssion WaVe @ East Coast, located a 5-minute-walk from carpark F3. Stand up paddling and windsurfing equipment are available for rental at affordable rates if you’re experienced in either sport.

Image credit: PAssion Wave Facebook

For complete greenhorns, no worries – you can still have a go with their beginners courses. Prices begin from $55 for a stand up paddling course, and from $92 for a full-day Basic Windsurfing Course for PAssion Members. Non-members can also sign up at $61 and $102 respectively.

After a day in the sun, you can also relax and refuel at High Tide Bistro & Bar, located within the outlet.

Address: 1390 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468961
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 6444 0409

10. Some time in nature with camping & glamping

The park has 2 camping spots where you can pitch your tent to spend a night. Combine it with a BBQ sesh with your pals to complete the camping experience. You might also find that it takes you completely off-grid, which is a refreshing experience for those who’d like a break from urban life.

That doesn’t mean those not too keen on being subject to the discomfort of sleeping in the great outdoors – read: mozzies, no light, and tight space – have to miss out.

Upgrade your camping experience to glamping, which trades the ruggard for rugs. Glamping Society has giant tents that fit up to 6 are inbuilt with ventilation windows and fans, and come with double air mattresses and even flamingo floats as seats.

Public toilets are scattered around the park so there’s no need to worry about answering nature’s calls, or getting a shower.

From $180
1500 ECP, Singapore 468963
Opening Hours: Saturday 07:30 AM-07:30 AM  Show Time  Hide 
Monday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

11. Relax & unwind with aesthetic views at Bedok Jetty

Image credit: @dudeinglasses via Instagram

Stretching out into the sea, Bedok Jetty is a wonderful spot to take a breather. Jog or cycle along its length, or bring along your fishing rods for a therapeutic fishing session with your fishing kakis. It’s one of the few spots in Singapore where you’re allowed to fish legally!

Image credit: @technospaz via Instagram

The best time to visit is before dawn, as you’ll be able to catch an unobstructed view of the sun breaking through the horizon.

Address: East Coast Park Service Road, 449876
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: 1800 471 7300

How to get to East Coast Park

The easiest way to get there is by driving and parking at one of their > 10 car parks lined along the length of the park.

For those taking public transport, Bedok MRT is the nearest station to the park. From there,  Buses 31, 137, 155 or 196 will take you to the middle of the park, where attractions like East Coast Lagoon Food Village and Singapore Wake Park lie.

For more park guides, check out:

Cover image adapted from: Changi Airport Group, @technospaz via Instagram.
Originally published on 13th October 2020. Last updated by Gracelyn Lim on 26th May 2023.

Kezia Tan

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