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2021 Guide to East Coast Park: Restaurants, Bike Rentals & Family-friendly Activities

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There’s something for everyone at East Coast Park, from playground fun, to bike rentals, delish restaurants, and relaxing beaches!

Anyone who lives in the East will tell you that it’s the best side of the island. And we can’t really argue either because it’s home to East Coast Park, which has all the recreation, dining options and fam-friendly activities you’ll ever want for a weekend out in the sun. Thinking of planning a visit over the weekend to East Coast Park? Here’s everything you need to know! Since the recent social distancing guidelines have been relaxed, East Coast Park is known to get pretty crowded so check the NParks Safe Distancing Portal before you go, so you and your family can have a safe weekend break! Oh, and don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and other gear for a safe outing. too!

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How to Get to East Coast Park
What to Do in East Coast Park
Where to Eat at East Coast Park


Things to do at East Coast Park

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Go to the beach

At such a large park, you’re bound to find a nice spot on the beach for a picnic! There’s lots of space for fun sandcastle making at the beach in East Coast Park, and the water is generally safe for water play and swimming along the shore.


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Visit Marine Cove playground

The massive, 3,500m2 Marine Cove playground is zoned into two separate areas for littles (aged 2-5) and bigger kids (5-12). Check out our comprehensive review of the playground when it first opened in 2016 here! Tip: make sure you go there in the early morning or late afternoon, as this playground is not covered. Also a heads up – it’s right next to McDonald’s so you may get a request for some french fries or a hot fudge sundae after a whole day of play.

*Some parts of the Marine Cove playground are currently closed for maintenance. The toddler section remains open.

1000 East Coast Parkway (near Still Road & Carpark C3)


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Enjoy playtime at Coastal PlayGrove playground

The newest NParks FREE playground to open at the former Big Splash East Coast Park, Coastal PlayGrove boasts the tallest outdoor play feature in town! While the water play area is currently closed, there’s still plenty of fun climbing activities, long metallic tube slides, and a nature playgarden with sandpits and teepees to enjoy. Click here for all the exciting details!

East Coast Parkway and East Coast Park Service Road


Cycling & bike rental at East Coast Park

ECP is perfect for cycling, but the highlight has to be the 5.4-hectare Cyclist Park, which is super fun for all bicycle skill levels, from little ones with training wheels all the way up to cycling pros. In addition to the cool and challenging new cycling paths, the Cyclist Park also features a lovely nature play garden complete with a mini obstacle course — perfect for keeping little ones occupied even if they’re too small to ride a bike. If you don’t have your own bicycle, you can rent a variety of kids’ bikes, regular bikes, mountain bikes, tandem bikes, family bikes and even rollerblades from any of the bike rental shops below. Call ahead or visit their websites for updated opening hours and rental regulations.

  • Coastline Leisure
    East Coast Park Area B1 (near to underpass to Katong Park), 720 East Coast Parkway Singapore 439174
    Tel: (+65) 9836 4797
    East Coast Park Carpark E2, 1220 East Coast Parkway Singapore 468960
    Tel: (+65) 6443 3489
  • GoCycling
    East Coast Park Area G1, 1490 East Coast Parkway Singapore 468965
    East Coast Park Car Park 4, 1030 East Coast Parkway Singapore 449893 ‎
    Tel: (+65) 91836964
  • Khcycle
    1110 East Coast Parkway, Cyclist Park, 01-08/09/10 Singapore 449880
    Tel: (+65) 6509 4567
  • Lifestyle Bike
    Blk 80 Marine Parade Central #01-778 Singapore 440080
    Tel: (+65) 6440 0087

Go rollerblading at the Xtreme Skatepark

If you have an in-line skating or skateboarding teen in your house, chances are the Xtreme Skatepark at East Coast Park — located near Car Park F1 — is their big-kid playground. But head over there and you’ll see that even little kids look like pros at the skate park, whether on skateboards, balance bikes or rollerblades! Many of the shops listed above also provide rollerblade rentals; you can also check out Inline Culture (Carpark C3).


East Coast Park - Changi Connector - Jurassic Mile

See dinosaurs via the Changi Airport Connector

Check out the 3.5km cycling and jogging path that links Changi Airport to East Coast Park! The Changi Airport Connector is home to the Changi Jurassic Mile, Singapore’s newest and largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs. Kiddos will love spotting over 20 pre-historic creatures, from a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to gigantic dinosaur eggs. Start your journey from East Coast Park via the Changi Coastal Park Connector. If you’re coming from Changi Airport, consider renting bicycles from GoCycling’s newest outlet at Hub & Spoke Changi Airport and return them at any of the seven other GoCycling outlets around Singapore.


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Water sports at East Coast Park

Being on the coast, water sports are a natural part of this family-friendly park. On windy days kids and adults alike can take sailing lessons at one of the sailing clubs dotted along the park, or try stand-up paddleboarding to enjoy the water while getting a workout! The Sassy Mama team also had fun wakeboarding at the Singapore Wake Park, where kids as young as 4 are able to join in the fun. Call the outlets or visit the individual websites to check out opening hours, revised regulations and more.


East Coast Park - Dog Run

Let your furbabies stretch their legs

In November 2020, a new Dog Run was opened at Parkland Green – the largest one in the East. The dog run is right next to the underpass, making it easy to access. There are plenty of pet-friendly amenities and your furry friend will love the large green space!


East Coast Park - Road Safety Park

Explore the Road Safety Park

The Road Safety Park is open to the public and has been around since the 1950s. Local schools often hold field trips to the park for fun educational lessons, but when it’s not operational it serves as a fun circuit for cycling or rollerblading (with plenty of photo opportunities!).

910 East Coast Park, Singapore 449889


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Where to Eat at East Coast Park

There’s no shortage of F&B here, whether you’re after some brunch, affordable hawker-style food or even booze. Some places are open till late or even 24 hours! East Coast Lagoon Food Village is a great place to get your fix of grilled seafood, barbecue chicken, satay and other local food. There are also lots of drink stalls offering thirst-quenching fresh coconut! Most vendors begin opening at about 4pm, and by 6pm the crowd starts coming in to secure tables for dinner. So come early to chope some seats! Other cafes and restaurants to try include:

  • Atmosphere Bistro
    East Coast Park, Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-25/26/27, Singapore 449875
    Tel: (+65) 6440 9705
  • Babalicious (*Halal)
    East Coast Park Marine Cove, 1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-02, Marine Cove, Singapore 449876
    Tel: (+65) 6636 3681
  • Bakery & Bar ST MARC
    East Coast Park, Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-09/10, Singapore 449875
    Tel: (+65) 6342 1786
  • Basil & Thyme
    East Coast Park, Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-20/21/22/23/24, Singapore 449875
    Tel: (+65) 6286 7266
  • Blue Pier
    East Coast Park Seafood Centre, 1202 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre #01-03, Singapore 449881
    Tel: (+65) 6604 6777
  • Central Thai (*Halal)
    1300 East Coast Parkway, within Bougainvillea Garden in East Coast Park Area F, Singapore 468964
    Tel: (+65) 6443 5510
  • Coastal Rhythm
    East Coast Park Carpark E1, 1206A East Coast Parkway, East Coast Lagoon, Singapore 449891 (Carpark E1)
    Tel: (+65) 6636 3705
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (*Halal)
    East Coast Park Marine Cove, 1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-01, Marine Cove, Singapore 449876
    Tel: (+65) 6444 4325
  • Enak Enak Hong Kong Teahouse (Halal)
    East Coast Park Seafood Centre, Blk 1202 Unit #01-01 Seafood Centre East Coast Park
    Tel: (+65) 6876 5911
  • Georges
    East Coast Park Area C3, 1010 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park, Carpark C3, Singapore 449892
    Tel: (+65) 6449 0019
  • Jumbo Seafood
    East Coast Park Seafood Centre, 1206 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre #01-07/08, Singapore 449883
    Tel: (+65) 6442 3435
  • Kebab Station
    East Coast Park, Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-02, Singapore 449875
    Tel: (+65) 9697 8227 / (+65) 8714 3515
  • Long Beach Seafood Restaurant
    1202 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre #01-04, Singapore 449881
    Tel: (+65) 6448 3636
  • McDonald’s East Coast Park (*Halal)
    East Coast Park Marine Cove, 1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-05, Marine Cove, Singapore 449876
    Tel: (+65) 6243 0471
  • My Briyani House (*Halal)
    East Coast Park Marine Cove, 1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-04, Marine Cove, Singapore 449876
    Tel: (+65) 6241 6636
  • Patro’s Sports Bar & Restaurant
    East Coast Park Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-18/19, Singapore 449875
    Tel: (+65) 6440 9372
  • PS.Cafe by the Sea
    East Coast Park, Cyclist Park, 1110 East Coast Parkway, Cyclist Park, 01-05/06/07 Singapore 449880
    Tel: (+65) 6708 9288
  • Sandbank
    East Coast Park, Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-28/29/30/31/32, Singapore 449875
    Tel: (+65) 6247 7988
  • Starbucks Coffee (*Halal)
    East Coast Park, Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-17, Singapore 449875
    Tel: (+65) 6910 1211
  • Ubin First Stop Restaurant
    East Coast Park Seafood Centre, Blk 1202, #01-02, East Coast Park E1 Singapore 449881
    Tel: (+65) 6546 5905

How to Get to East Coast Park

There’s currently no easy MRT access to East Coast Park, but that will change in 2023 when the new Thomson-East Coast line opens! In the meantime, consider these travel options instead:

Getting to East Coast Park by car: East Coast Park is accessible via the East Coast Parkway (ECP) and East Coast Service Road. The park stretches over 15 kilometres from Mountbatten to Bedok and encompasses multiple highway exits and about 10 car parks in total. So be sure to know where you’re heading and try to figure out the nearest car park.

Getting to East Coast Park by taxi: There are plenty of car parks along the park where you can be dropped off. Decide which part of the park you’d like to visit and it should be relatively easy to find a nearby drop-off point on the map.

Getting to East Coast Park by public transport: If you’re thinking of heading here by bus, then these are the closest bus stops to East Coast Park:

  • 92289 (Marine Cove)
  • 92191 (Opp CP C3)
  • 92199 (Aft CP C4)
  • 93181 (Opp CP C4)
  • 93189 (Opp Victoria JC)
  • 93179 (Island Resort S’pore)
  • 93171 (Opp Island Resort S’pore)
  • 93169 (Bef CP D5)
  • 93161 (Bef CP E1)
  • 93159 (Cable Ski Pk)
  • 93151 (Opp Cable Ski Park)
  • 92251 (Opp Parkland Green)
  • 92261 (Opp Playground @ Big Splash)
  • 91101 (Tg Katong Flyover)
  • 91111 (CP B1)

East Coast Park, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/east-coast-park

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Lead image & images #1, #2, #4 and #7 from NParks. Image #5 from Changi Airport Group; Image #6 from Singapore Wake Park; Image #8 from Suhaimi Dee; Image #9 from PS Cafe

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