In need of a beach club pick-me-up? We hear you! Whether you are heading to Sentosa or East Coast, check out our guide to the best family-friendly beach clubs in Singapore in 2020
If you’ve been dreaming of a lazy day in a Bali beach club, chances are you’ll have to dream for a little while longer yet. 2020 doesn’t need to have the last laugh though. We’ve turned our attention to Singapore’s very own tropical beaches to bring you our favourite, must-visit beach clubs on Sentosa and on the East Coast. From when to visit, through to what to order, we’ve got everything covered for the perfect family beach club daycation.
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Note. Although Phase 2 has meant the opening of our favourite beach clubs (hooray!), safe distancing measures are of course in place. It’s always best to check ahead regarding individual beach club policies in advance of planning your daycation. Also, note that from the 17 October 2020 you will need to book if you want to use the beaches in Sentosa at the weekend and during public holidays. You can continue to access beachfront establishments without a beach entry booking, but you will need one if you wish to use the beaches adjacent to food and beverage outlets. Find out more here.
One of our favourite beach clubs is laid back Coastes. It’s all about rustic charm here, and of course, it’s prime position on the white sands of Siloso Beach. If you’ve had a hectic week, then this beach shack vibe is the perfect tonic (and we can recommend a gin too). We love how close Coastes is to the shoreline. You can finish your leisurely brunch whilst keeping an eye on sandcastle construction. The only worry you’ll have is picking what to order off the extensive menu (we can recommend the pancakes to save you the stress)! Not sure about leaving Fido at home all day? This beach club really does cater for all the family with dogs welcome too. If you’re looking to book then note that at the moment bookings can only be made for weekdays, and only via the online link (no phone or email reservations at the min). Heading there at the weekend? It’s first-come, first-served, so arrive early if you can!
Sunbed cost: Unlike other beach clubs, sunbeds at Coastes do not have a minimum spend but they are still a very reasonable $22 each. This also includes 2 free iced teas!
Opening times and getting there: Open daily 9am – 10pm. Coastes is conveniently located a short walk away from the Sentosa Express Beach Station and the Bus Terminal. There’s also parking close by at Sentosa Beach car park.
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-05 Sentosa, 099000, www.coastes.com
FOC Sentosa is at the eastern edge of Palawan Beach. The Mediterranean mood encompasses all aspects of this beach club from the colourful beach house design, through to the incredible food. With Michelin Star chef credentials, you’re in for a treat when it comes to the menu. The tapas are a must with servings of kid-approved Iberico Ham Croquettes and FOC Patatas Bravas. Be sure to save yourself for the mouth-watering Paella; it’s as authentic as it gets! Post siesta, hit the pool, or if you need more entertainment for the kids, then visit the latest addition to Palawan Beach in the form of HydroDash. Dogs are also welcome to join in the fun at FOC Sentosa!
Sunbed cost: For beach daybeds (which can fit up to 5) it’s $100 minimum spend (which jumps to $350+ from 3.30pm). There’s a 2-hour limit on the weekend and 3-hours in the week. Beach picnic tables and pool deck tables are also available with the same time restrictions, but no minimum spend. The exception is after 3.30pm on weekends when it’s $100 per table. It gets a bit lively later though, so we’d head early with the fam.
Opening times and getting there: FOC Sentosa is open Wednesday – Sunday 11.00am – 10.30pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The beach tram stops right outside (Stop: The Singapore Last Station). If you’re driving, then Palawan Beach Carpark is within easy walking distance.
FOC Sentosa, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, 098943, www.focsentosa.com
Aloha Mama! Hawaiian themed Ola, situated in beach club filled Sentosa, is sure to be a hit with the family as the only beach club to boast an array of water sports. From jetpacks for the adrenaline junkies, through to paddle boarding and kayaking, there’s something for everyone. Although the inflatable-filled pool at Ola is off limits at the min due to maintenance, there’s enough to keep the kiddos occupied with the glorious stretch of Siloso sand. When you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck into the delicious Hawaiian fare on offer, from Poke bowls to the naughtier Loco Moco burger topped with a delicious panko poached egg. The kids won’t go hungry with a dedicated menu of firm favourites, pasta and pizza, as well as Huli Huli Hawaiian chicken. For Mama? Make sure you sample a Tiki cocktail before you leave!
Sassy Mama tip: If you plan your visit from Monday – Thursday, you can take advantage of 1 for 1 on mains. Just in case you needed an extra reason to visit!
Sunbed cost: A minimum spend on food and beverages to use the sunbeds applies. ($50 for single and $100 for double for 4 hours).
Opening times and getting there: Ola is open during the week (11am – 8pm Monday – Thursday and 11am – 10pm on Friday) and at weekends from 9am – 10pm (closing at 9pm on Sunday). The Beach Club is a short walk from Beach Station if you’re travelling by Sentosa Express. You can also catch the 123 and alight at Beach Station bus terminal. Travelling by car? The nearest parking is at Beach Station.
Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, 099005, www.olabeachclub.com
Had your heart set on an island abroad for the next holiday? Never fear, Rumours Beach Club is the new kid on the block and offers a little slice of Balinese bliss in Singapore. It’s a great option for the family with its dedicated cabana area complete with kids’ pool. It doesn’t end there though; Rumours Beach Club has three pools to choose from! We love the main pool for that Bali inspired beach view (omitting the tankers of course) and great people watching. Food-wise, there’s a wide selection of authentic Indonesian options to keep the Balinese dream alive through until lunch. Opt for something off the Jimbaran Bali BBQ and a side of satay which will feed all the family. There’s also pizza and pasta options, plus kid pleasers such as nachos and hot dogs. Oh yes, and dogs are welcome too.
Sunbed cost: Head Monday – Thursday when there’s no minimum spend for a sunbed. On Fridays and weekends opt for a family cabana which is $250 minimum spend. (It’s $300 per day bed (which fits up to 4) in the main pool area, but then people watching does come at a premium!
Opening times and getting there: Rumours Beach Club is open daily from 10am – 10pm. It’s a short walk from Beach Station or catch the tram to Siloso Beach Resort.
Rumours Beach Club, 40 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, 098996, www.rumours.com.sg
Tanjong is one of our favourite beaches in Singapore, so it’s no surprise Tanjong Beach Club makes our list of top beach clubs. It scores highly in the style stakes, with an infinity pool overlooking palm-lined shores and a beach perfect for sandcastles. With its ranking on the “World’s Best Beach Clubs”, this place is extremely popular. You definitely need to book! Currently, bookings can be made up to one month in advance, so get planning your beach daycay early. Opting for a weekend with kids in tow? Book your beds for the morning session (9am-2pm); the afternoons can get a bit more party-party (Smack My Beach Up Party to be exact). Time your visit to sample the amazing brunch. Smashed Avo on Toast and French Toast Fingers off the dedicated kids’ menu are favourite choices.
Sunbed cost: There’s a minimum spend of $100 for day beds here in the week and $200 at weekends, but that’s not too hard, we’d like to order most things off the menu!
Opening times and getting there: Opening hours are 10am – 8pm in the week, and 9am – 8pm on weekends and public holidays. Tanjong Beach is the last stop on the beach tram, 6 stops from Beach Station. If you’re coming with kids, a cab might be easier.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, 098942, www.tanjongbeachclub.com
Thought beach clubs were just a Sentosa thing? Think again! Whilst the beach isn’t on the doorstep, it’s not much more than a hop, skip and a splash away from Sandbank. Occupying the perfect position at Parkland Green in our favourite East Coast Park, this is a great family-friendly option in the East. Think handmade pizzas, an in-house bakery, and did we mention the 20m pool with a dedicated kid’s area? (Sadly, the pool is out of action at the min, but watch this space for more info on re-opening!) What’s more, there’s a great (and reasonable priced) little one’s menu when they need to refuel from all the fun. We love the colourful furniture here too, and the option for dine-in as well as al fresco eating on the terrace. Even better there’s that much-needed sea breeze that we crave in Singapore. Making a day of it? See this guide for everything else East Coast Park has to offer.
Sunbed cost: No sunbeds but you’ve still got a wide selection of seating options with no minimum spend (and the beach is never far away!)
Opening times and getting there: Sandbank is open 10am – 10pm on the weekend and from noon in the week (excluding Mondays when it opens at 5pm). Taxi is your best bet here – ask for Parkland Green as your drop off point.
Sandbank, Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Park, #01-28/32, 449875, www.sandbank.com.sg
Another sunny day in Singapore, another Siloso Beach view! Although not officially a beach club per se, we’re including it on the list as it ticks all the boxes and then some. Trapizza is located at the far end of Siloso and is part of the super-duper kid-friendly Shangri La Rasa Sentosa Beach Resort. Pizza is the order of the day here, and it’s so good! Add into the mix sea views and beachfront dining, and it’s a date. Kids will also be singing its praises with a dedicated menu including a build your own bento box! It’s not just the food though, with Siloso beach close by there’s sandcastle building galore on the doorstep. One final ace up its sleeve is that Trapizza is a stone’s throw from the amazing Nestopia, kitted out with 17 action-packed play sections. Meaning you can enjoy a leisurely drink knowing the kids are having the best time, good luck getting them to leave!
Sunbed cost: No sunbeds here, but lots of beachfront seating with sea views aplenty!
Opening times and getting there: 12pm – 9pm Monday – Thursday and 11am – 10pm Friday – Sunday. It’s the last stop on the beach tram (Siloso Point), or travel in style and take the Cable Car over from HarbourFront.
Trapizza, 10 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, 098995, www.shangri-la.com/singapore/rasasentosaresort/dining/restaurants/trapizza/menu-and-wine
If you’re looking to snag some of the best sea views on offer, then look no further than Georges @ The Cove. Although it’s not a beach club as such (sadly there’s no direct beach access here), this Balinese inspired beach bar is worth a visit for the setting alone. Add into the mix that it’s right next door to kid-friendly Pasir Ris Park and you’ve got the perfect day out up your sleeve. Hit the playground first and then explore what else the park has to offer (be sure to visit the mangrove boardwalk!). It’s then a short, and very pretty, walk to Georges @ The Cove to tuck into a well-deserved lunch or dinner. They also offer a kid’s menu with classics such as Mac & Cheese and Bangers & Mash, so everyone is well catered for.
Sunbed cost: No sunbeds here but dining with a view!
Opening times and getting there: Georges @ The Cove is open 3.00pm – 10.30pm Monday – Thursday and 12noon – 10.30pm Friday to Sunday. The nearest MRT is Pasir Ris; then it’s a 30-minute walk through Pasir Ris Park. Alternatively, there’s parking close by at Pasir Ris Car Park E.
Georges @ The Cove, 133 Pasir Ris Rd, 519149, www.georges.com.sg
We might not be able to travel for a bit, but with these beach clubs in Singapore you might just feel like you’ve been transported to a beach holiday if only for a day!
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Lead image sourced via Ola Beach Club