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Ultimate Guide to East Coast Park: Things to Do, Bike Rentals and Restaurants

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Ready to check out East Coast Park? From the beach to the fab Marine Cove playground, water sports, bike rentals and restaurants galore, there’s something for everyone

If you live in the East, tell us… How does it feel to be the universe’s favourite and get to live by a 15-kilometre stretch of beaches? Also, can we move in with you? Sorry to any other non-East city-dwellers but we can’t dispute that East side really is the best side, and it’s largely thanks to East Coast Park!

Covid-19 advisory: Since we moved to Phase 2, East Coast Park has been known to get pretty crowded on weekends and public holidays. Make sure you check the crowd volume via the NParks Safe Distancing Portal before you go!

Here’s what to know about East Coast Park if you’re planning a visit with kids:

How to Get to East Coast Park
What to do in East Coast Park
What to Eat at East Coast Park

How to Get to East Coast Park

Drive: If you drive, it’s fairly easy to get to East Coast Park which 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, so do be sure to know where you’re heading and try to figure out the nearest carpark (there are about 10 in total!).

Taxi: There are plenty of carparks 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 on the map.

Public transport (nearest bus stops): 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)

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!

Things to do at East Coast Park

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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, and the water is generally safe for water play and swimming along the shore.

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

The massive (like, 3,500m2 massive!) Marine Cove playground at East Coast Park is so big that it’s 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! Mama tip: make sure you go there early mornings or late afternoons 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 all that play…

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

Cycling & Bike Rental

ECP is perfect for cycling, but the highlight has to be the5.4-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 playgarden complete with mini obstacle course— perfect for keeping little ones occupied even if they’re too small to ride a bike.

Read our full review of the ECP Cyclist Park here!

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:

  • Bike Stop/Coastline Leisure (East Coast Park Area B1)
    720 East Coast Parkway Singapore 439174 (East Coast Park Area B1 – near to underpass to Katong Park) Contact: Tel: (+65) 9836 4797
    Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (daily)
  • Bike Stop/Coastline Leisure (East Coast Park Carpark E2)
    1220 East Coast Parkway Singapore 468960 (East Coast Park Carpark E2)
    Tel: (+65) 6443 3489
    Operating Hours: 24 hours daily
  • GoCycling (East Coast Park Area G1)
    1490 East Coast Parkway Singapore 468965
  • GoCycling (East Coast Park Car Park 4)
    1030 East Coast Parkway Singapore 449893 ‎
    Tel: (+65) 91836964
    Operating Hours: Sunday – Monday: 8am – 9pm, Friday – Saturday: 8am – 10pm\
  • Khcycle (East Coast Park, Cyclist Park)
    1110 East Coast Parkway, Cyclist Park, 01-08/09/10 Singapore 449880
    Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 7:30pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm
  • Lifestyle Bike (Marine Parade, 5 mins from ECP via underpass)
    Blk 80 Marine Parade Central #01-778 Singapore 440080
    Tel: (+65) 6440 0087
    Operating Hours: 9am – 8pm

Rollerblading & Skate Park
Near Car Park F1

If you have an in-line skating or skateboarding teen in your house, chances are the Xtreme Skatepark at ECP 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).

Water Sports

Being on the coast, water sports are a natural part of ECP. 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 paddle boarding 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.

Aloha Sea Sports Centre
1212 East Coast Parkway Area E, Singapore 449886
Tel: (+65) 6241 9212
Operating Hours : Sea Sports: Monday to Friday – 9am to 5.30pm. Saturday, Sunday, and PH – 8am to 6.30pm. Retail Shop: Monday to Friday – 11am to 7pm. Saturday, Sunday, and PH – 10am to 7pm. F&B Kiosk: Monday to Friday – 9am to 9pm. Saturday, Sunday, and PH – 8am to 10pm.

Constant Wind Sea Sports and Sailing School
11 Changi Coast Walk Singapore, Singapore 499740
Tel: (+65) 6445 5108
Operating Hours: 9:30am – 6pm daily

Singapore Wake Park
1206A East Coast Parkway, East Coast Lagoon, Singapore 449891 (Carpark E1)
Tel: (+65) 6636 4266
Operating Hours: Weekdays: 10am to 9pm; Weekends & PHs: 9am to 9pm

Road Safety Park at East Coast
910 East Coast Park

The Road Safety Park is open to 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!).

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What to Eat

There’s no shortage of F&B at East Coast Park, 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 at East Coast Park:

Atmosphere Bistro (East Coast Park Parkland Green)
920 East Coast Parkway, #01-25/26/27, Singapore 449875
Tel: (+65) 6440 9705
Operating Hours : Monday to Thursday: 6pm – 12mn; Friday and Eve of PHs: 6pm – 1am; Weekends and PHs: 10.30am – 1am

Babalicious (East Coast Park Marine Cove) Halal
1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-02, Marine Cove, Singapore 449876
Tel: (+65) 6636 3681
Operating Hours : Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm; Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday: 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm; Public Holiday: 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm; Closed on Every Tuesday (Exception – we will be open on Tuesday if Public Holiday falls on Tuesday with prior notice)

Bakery & Bar ST MARC (East Coast Park Parkland Green)
920 East Coast Parkway, #01-09/10, Singapore 449875
Tel: (+65) 6342 1786
Operating Hours : Tuesday to Friday: 11am – 10pm; Weekends & PHs: 9am – 10pm (Closed on Monday)

Basil & Thyme (East Coast Park Parkland Green)
920 East Coast Parkway, #01-20/21/22/23/24, Singapore 449875
Tel: (+65) 6286 7266
Operating Hours : Monday to Thursday, Sunday: 1130am to 230pm, 6pm to 1030pm Friday and Saturday: 1130am to 230pm, 6pm to 11pm

Blue Pier (East Coast Park Seafood Centre)
1202 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre #01-03, Singapore 449881
Tel: (+65) 6604 6777
Operating Hours : Daily: 11am – 11pm

Central Thai Halal
1300 East Coast Parkway, within Bougainvillea Garden in East Coast Park Area F, Singapore 468964
Tel: (+65) 64435510

Coastal Rhythm (East Coast Park Carpark E1)
1206A East Coast Parkway, East Coast Lagoon, Singapore 449891 (Carpark E1)
Tel: (+65) 6636 3705
Operating Hours : Monday to Friday: 10am – 10.30pm; Weekends and PHs: 9am to 10.30pm

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (East Coast Park Marine Cove) Halal
1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-01, Marine Cove, Singapore 449876
Tel: (+65) 6444 4325
Operating Hours : Sunday to Thursday: 7.30am – 11.30pm; Friday & Saturday: 7.30am – 1am

Enak Enak Hong Kong Teahouse (East Coast Park Seafood Centre) Halal
Blk 1202 Unit #01-01 Seafood Centre East Coast Park
Tel: (+65) 6876 5911
Operating Hours: Daily: 24 hours

Georges (East Coast Park Area C3)
1010 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park, Carpark C3, Singapore 449892
Tel: (+65) 6449 0019 / 6445 4533
Operating Hours: Weekdays: 11am – 1am; Weekends and PHs: 8.30am – 1am

Jumbo Seafood (East Coast Park Seafood Centre)
1206 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre #01-07/08, Singapore 449883
Tel: (+65) 6442 3435
Operating Hours : Monday to Friday: 5pm – 11.45pm; Weekends & PHs: 11.30am – 12mn

Kebab Station (East Coast Park Parkland Green)
920 East Coast Parkway, #01-02, Singapore 449875
Tel: (+65) 9697 8227
Operating Hours : Mon – Sun: 11.00am to 10.30pm

KNS Restaurant (East Coast Park, Cyclist Park)
1110 East Coast Parkway, #01-03/04, Singapore 449880
Operating Hours: Daily: 6am to 11pm

Long Beach Seafood Restaurant (East Coast Park Seafood Centre)
1202 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre #01-04, Singapore 449881
Tel: (+65) 6448 3636
Operating Hours : Monday to Thursday: 2.30pm – 12.15am; Friday: 1.30pm – 12.15am; Saturday & Eve of PHs: 11.30am – 1.15am; Sunday & PHs: 11.30am – 12.15am

McDonald’s (East Coast Park Marine Cove) Halal
1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-05, Marine Cove, Singapore 449876
Tel: (+65) 6243 0471
Operating Hours : Sunday to Thursday: 6am – 12mn; Friday, Saturday and eve of PHs: 24 Hours

My Briyani House (East Coast Park Marine Cove) Halal
1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-04, Marine Cove, Singapore 449876
Tel: (+65) 6742 5522
Operating Hours : Daily: 24 hours

Patro’s Sports Bar & Restaurant (East Coast Park Parkland Green)
920 East Coast Parkway, #01-18/19, Singapore 449875
Tel: (+65) 6440 9372
Operating Hours : Weekdays: 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch) & 6pm to 11pm (dinner); Weekends: 11.30am to 12mn

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
Operating Hours : Daily: 9.30am – 11.00pm

Sandbank (East Coast Park Parkland Green)
920 East Coast Parkway, #01-28/29/30/31/32, Singapore 449875
Tel: (+65) 6247 7988
Operating Hours : Tuesday to Friday (exclude PHs): 4pm – 12mn; Weekends & PHs: 9am – 12mn; Plunge pool will be available till 7pm from Tuesday to Sunday

Starbucks Coffee (East Coast Park Parkland Green)
920 East Coast Parkway, #01-17, Singapore 449875
Tel: (+65) 6910 1211
Operating Hours : Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 7.30am – 11pm; Friday, Saturday & Eve of PHs: 7.30am – 12am

Ubin First Stop Restaurant (East Coast Park Seafood Centre)
Blk 1202 Unit #01-02 Seafood Centre East Coast Park, Singapore 449881
Tel: (+65) 6546 5905
Operating Hours : Daily: 11.30am – 11.30pm

Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and other gear for a safe outing, and you’re good to go, mama!

www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/east-coast-park

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Lead image, beach, Marine Cove Playground and cycling images all sourced via NParks; Road Safety Park image by Suhaimi Dee; restaurant image by PS Cafe

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