Monday, February 1, 2016

Sentosa Beaches At A Glance

Sentosa is one of the most popular attractions favoured by both tourists and locals alike. Known for state-of-the-art attractions like Universal Studios and classic attractions like the Underwater World, it’s no wonder people from all over the world enjoy patronizing Sentosa Island. However, in today’s article, I will be talking more about Sentosa Beaches, the most underrated attractions of Sentosa. Here’s the scoop.

Sentosa Beaches At A Glance

The Sentosa Beaches are made up of three beaches; Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach and the Tanjong Beach. Located at the end of Sentosa Island, they each have their own unique identities catering to different groups of beachgoers. All three are connected together and you can access all three by either walking or hopping on to the free tram service.  

Getting to the Sentosa Beaches

Getting there is easy, just hop on to the Sentosa Express light rail transit and alight at Beach Station. Otherwise, you can hop on to any of the two Sentosa internal shuttle bus services originating from the Resorts World Sentosa basement bus stop. If you are willing to walk, a seamless pathway from Resorts World Sentosa all the way to the Sentosa Beaches is available too.

The Palawan Beach 

First up, it’s the Palawan Beach. Not to be confused with the nearby islet of Pulau Palawan, the Palawan Beach is sandwiched between the other two Sentosa beaches. The Palawan Beach is considered the most family-friendly beach with the variety of shops and eateries available along with attractions like ‘The Southernmost Continental Point of Asia’.

The Southernmost Continental Point of Asia 

At Palawan Beach, you can find an attraction called the Southernmost Continental Point of Asia, a small artificial island that connects to Palawan Beach using a suspension rope bridge. On the island are two viewing towers that overlook all three Sentosa beaches on one side and the sea on the other.

It’s popular among beachgoers and when you are up inside the towers, you can have a great view of the surrounding area or maybe a picnic with your friends if you don’t mind the limited space.

Fun Activities At Palawan Beach 

As the Palawan Beach is a family-friendly place, families were enjoying their time having picnics, swimming or just plain walking around the sandy beach. The Palawan Beach is an excellent place to spend time with your family together especially if you are on a budget.

Exploring the Siloso Beach 

Up next, is the Siloso Beach which is targeted towards youths and for the younger audiences. If you don’t feel like walking to Siloso Beach from the Palawan Beach, just hop on to the Sentosa Beach Tram and alight at any of the tram stops.

The Siloso Beach is home to a wide variety of bars, clubs like the Azzura Beach Club and the iconic Wavehouse Sentosa, a place where you can surf using a surfing machine that simulates an actual wave.

Fun Activities at Siloso Beach 

The Siloso Beach has plenty of outdoor activities like canoeing, beach volleyball, rollerblading and so much more. Many groups of young people were enjoying their time hanging out and getting a tan here.

The Siloso Beach is also home to a variety of signature beach parties like the Siloso Beach Party, the Siloso Beach Countdown and ZoukOut. Many of these beach parties bring in local, regional and even international DJs for the partygoers to rock out to and have fun.

The Tanjong Beach 

Last but not least, there is the Tanjong Beach. Unlike the others, Tanjong Beach is more secluded and it’s quieter. It’s catered to the more upscale visitors with its quiet environment and its close proximity to Sentosa Cove, a residential estate for the wealthy. This is a great beach if you are not a big fan of the other two beaches or perhaps you want to enjoy your time in a more peaceful environment.

Activities at Tanjong Beach 

The number of retail stores and eateries here are limited with the only business available here is the Tanjong Beach Club. The Tanjong Beach Club has a bar, a restaurant and a pool which lets you relax and chill with a glass of your favourite alcoholic drink.

Despite not having as much activity as the other beaches, plenty of beachgoers were still seen having picnics, playing beach volleyball and swimming. This makes Tanjong Beach excellent for carrying out fun activities in an environment that’s different from the other two.


Even though the Sentosa Beaches may not be as exciting as the paid attractions found on Sentosa Island, they’re still a hit among the island’s visitors. If you want to have a relaxing day out at Sentosa Island without breaking the bank, the Sentosa Beaches is a great choice. However, do watch out for the eateries and retail stores as the items can be costly. Otherwise, the Sentosa beaches are a great place to hang out and spend the day away.

Getting Here 

Bus services available: RWS8, 188R, 963R, NR1, NR6 (Bus stop at RWS Basement)

Nearest MRT Station: NE1/CC29 HarbourFront MRT Station (North East Line/Circle Line)


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