East Coast Park is great for cycling, skating, a brisk walk or water sports. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to see and experience as you take a leisurely stroll along the length of the park.
We start off at the Bedok Jetty. Especially in the late afternoons and evenings, you’ll see fishing enthusiasts casting their rods to sea and occasionally reel in a substantial catch. Cyclists are allowed on the jetty, thus do keep to the sides if you are walking.
As you leave the jetty, head left towards the lagoon food centre. The Xtreme Skate Park along the way is where youngsters practise with skateboards and bikes. You can enter the area for a look, otherwise, head on ahead. The Lagoon Food Centre is very popular in the evenings, with seats hard to come by if you arrive after 6.30pm. Do drop by for a meal if you are visiting around lunch or dinner hours.
Move on towards the Lagoon, where the SKI360 is located. Especially in the late afternoon, you’ll see wakeboarders taking a spin on the man-made course. If you’re up to the challenge, why not change to your bathing suit and have a go? The East Coast Seafood Centre, the largest in Singapore, is next. Numerous seafood restaurants are located here, therefore take your pick and enjoy the local style seafood, like the signature Chilli or Black Pepper Crabs.
Continue strolling along the footpaths towards Marine Cove. There is the East Coast Chalet and wide open grass patches where in the mornings, you’ll see groups of elderly people practising Tai Chi. Move on further where you’ll see numerous bike and skate rental shops and an indoor football arena. Marine Cove is populated with fast food joints, restaurants and cafes. Though not exactly by the seaside, it has a nice ambience for dining in the evenings. Even further down the park, you’ll arrive at The Playground, another area filled with fast-food, seafood, Japanese and Indian cuisine and more cafes.
Of course, should you choose not to visit all these places or if you simply do not have the time, pick your spot and get your cab to take you straight there. However, for those looking to have a day out in the sun and the sand, pack your bathing suits, proper footwear and sufficient water and you’re all set!
How to get to East Coast Park
MRT Train, Taxi, Bus