The ultimate guide to food and activities at East Coast Park: 2021 Edition

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East Coast Park (affectionately known as ECP to Easties) has been a treasured getaway spot for not just those living in the east, but for Singaporeans and tourists alike. With the theme “Recreation for All”, East Coast Park is full of exciting things to do, places to explore and delicious food to eat!

We’ve compiled a list of activities that you should definitely check out if you’re in the east, as well as some places to get some grub after a full day out in the sun. ☀️

Fun in the sun: Activities at ECP ✨

01 • Enjoy the sea breeze with a set of wheels

(Photo: N Parks)

Whether you’re cycling or rollerblading, there are plenty of rental shops along the stretch of East Coast Park where you can rent a set of wheels to explore the area.

If you’re looking to rent a bike, rental shops like Coastline Leisure and Go Cycling offer a wide variety of bikes with prices that range from $8 to $12/hour for adult bikes, from $15/hour for tandem bikes and $30 to $45/hour for family-friendly 4-seater quad bikes. 🚲

Bike lovers, you can’t visit ECP without checking out Cyclist Park! Start off nice and easy with the 280-meter long Learner Circuit for beginners, or challenge yourself with the 500-meter long Advanced Circuit for intermediate cyclists, which features exciting qualities such as undulating tracks, sharp turns and gradual granite steps.

Prefer rollerblading? Coastline Leisure also provides a range of rollerblades and roller skates that you can rent, with prices starting from $18/hour. 🛼

02 • Get your heart pumping at Singapore Wake Park

This one’s for you, adrenaline junkies! Singapore Wake Park, the only cable-ski park facility in Singapore that offers knee-boarding, wakeboarding, wakeskating and double-skis ‘cable-style’, is a fantastic place to get your fill of exhilarating fun. 😆🏄

The park provides cable systems for all skill levels including beginners and professionals, as well as all the equipment you’ll need for the sport. Prices start at $50 per rider for beginner/intermediate systems, and $80 per rider for the main cable system with obstacles.

📍 Address: Singapore Wake Park, 1206A East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449891
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 10am – 9pm | Sat to Sun, 9am – 9pm
🌐 Website: http://www.singaporewakepark.com/
🚙 Parking: East Coast Park Carpark C1

03 • Let loose at Marine Cove Playground

(Photo: Sunny City Kids)

Spread over 3,500 sqm, Marine Cove Playground is one of the largest playgrounds in Singapore, and there’s something for kids of all ages. For bigger kids, the highlight of the playground would be the 8m tall, 3-storey high tower, consisting of many play elements including slides, a rope bridge, a climbing net course and even a rock-climbing wall. 🧗‍♀️

Toddlers can have their own fun here too: there’s a zone especially for the younger ones where they can play on drum sets or make new friends through talking tubes.

📍 Address: 1000 East Coast Park, Singapore 449876
⏰ Opening hours: Open 24 hours
🚙 Parking: East Coast Park Carpark C2 or C3

04 • Unleash your inner child at Coastal Playgrove 

(Photo: Sunny City Kids)

The newly revamped Coastal PlayGrove is an attraction that will surely instill some excitement in every little kid’s heart. With a vertical net play climbing area and long metallic tube slides (one of them being the tallest outdoor slide in Singapore!), your kids will certainly have the time of their lives exploring every nook and cranny of the Vertical Challenge. 🤩

You can also spend some time with your little ones at the Nature Playground, separated into 3 whimsical areas to explore — complete with a bamboo tunnel trail, log trails and teepees for the ultimate sensory experience.

📍 Address: 902 E Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449874
⏰ Opening hours: 8am – 8pm (Closed on Mondays)
🚙 Parking: East Coast Park Carpark B2

05 • Have a day out with your precious pets

(Photo: Straits Times)

Bring your furry friends out for a treat by the beach! Situated within Parkland Green, the Dog Run @ East Coast Park is a hotspot for dog owners to take their furry companions out for some fun. Pups can make new friends and get their fill of exercise while running up and down the incline. 🐶

There’s even a bird perch located next to the dog run for bird lovers to show off their feathered friends! 🦜

📍 Address: East Coast Park Service Rd (next to Carpark C1)
⏰ Opening hours: Open 24 hours
🚙 Parking: East Coast Park Carpark C1

Fuel up: Food at ECP 🥐

01 • East Coast Commune 

(Photo: EC Commune)

Immerse yourself into nature and its works with a good cup of specialty coffee at this cosy cafe situated in the heart of Marine Cove. The menu consists of your standard brunch fare with a twist, and the most interesting dish that stands out has to be their sourdough waffles — a soft and chewy waffle made with sourdough with the option to choose between sweet or savoury toppings. 🧇

There’s also an indoor play area to entertain the kids while you have your meal, making this a family friendly spot that anyone can enjoy!

⏰ Opening hours: 8am – 6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
📍 Address: 1000 East Coast Parkway, #01-03, Singapore 449876
🌐 Website: https://www.eccommune.com/
🚙 Parking: East Coast Park Carpark C3

02 • Coastal Rhythm

(Photo: I Eat & Eat)

If you’re dropping by Singapore Wake Park for a wakeboarding session (see above), you should also check out the park’s cafe and bar! Positioned right between the sea and the lagoon, this is the perfect spot to take a break in between your cable-ski sessions or hang out with friends and watch as the wakeboarders show off their skills. Pick from a selection of western or local dishes on their menu, with classic favourites such as Mac and Cheese or Seafood Laksa.

If you’re looking for a place to wind down and escape the hustle and bustle of the city, this is definitely one for the books! 😊

Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 10am – 10.30pm | Sat to Sun, 9am – 10.30pm
📍 Address: 1206 East Coast Parkway Unit #01, Singapore, 449891
🌐 Website: http://singaporewakepark.com/eat/
🚙 Parking: East Coast Park Carpark C1

03 • Sandbank

(Photo: Smart Parents)

This afternoon bar at Parklane Green has it all — from the lovely atmosphere, huge selection of cuisines (they even have Teppanyaki), ice-cold beers, fresh oysters, to its generous portions. Their slogan tells you exactly what to do when you’re visiting for a guaranteed good time: “Eat. Drink. Plunge.” Indulge in a hearty meal after a long day of beach activities, wash it down with a refreshing drink and go for a dip in their 15-metre long pool for a relaxing beach day. 😌

Plus: They’re even pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends along to laze around too!

⏰ Opening hours: Mon, 5pm – 10pm | Tue to Fri, 12pm – 10pm | Sat to Sun, 10am – 10pm
📍 Address: 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-28/32 Parkland Green, Singapore 449875
🌐 Website: http://www.sandbank.com.sg/
🚙 Parking: East Coast Park Carpark B2

04 • East Coast Park Lagoon Food Village

Familiar to both locals and tourists alike, East Coast Park Food Village is the epitome of hawker culture and is arguably the best hawker centre around due to their vast selection of local dishes. 🤤

Order up a feast of mouthwatering authentic Singaporean food — our recommendations: Sambal Stingray, Satay, Oyster Omelette — and dig in as you savour the breathtaking view of the waves crashing against the shore. There are few things in life that bring as much joy as delicious food by the beach!

⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri & Sun, 5pm – 12am | Sat, 12pm – 12am
📍 Address: East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468960
🚙 Parking: East Coast Park Carpark E2

Now that you’re all set with everything you need to know about what to do at East Coast Park, it’s time to get packing and head over to one of the most iconic beaches in Singapore for a day of fun, fun, fun!

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Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Ella 😎

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