FUN BEACH ACTIVITIES FOR ALL BUDGETS
Three beaches, nearly 3.2km of coastline and a whole host of beach activities which costs little to nothing
Many visitors to our island come for the sun, sand and sea --- and the beach is the best place to enjoy all three. The sand is clean, the waters are safe, and each beach has its own unique energy and character. The best part: you can enjoy all of the above without spending any money. Choose from Siloso, Palawan or Tanjong (or visit all three), and follow this handy guide for beach-side fun on a rock bottom budget.
Planning a trip to the beach this weekend? Make sure to reserve your entry to any of our beaches before your visit.
Do note that all guests must wear masks, check in and out via SafeEntry and have your temperature screened before entering the attractions and restaurants. There are plenty of signs and floor markers to guide you along. Find out more about our safe measurement measures here.
A bike ride and a snooze
Did you know you could bicycle into Sentosa and for FREE? Cyclists can enter via the cycling track along the Sentosa Boardwalk and proceed to the beaches via one of the three interconnecting cycling routes. Once you hit the beach, you can catch a breather.
Pick a spot on one of the three beaches on the island and settle down for some shuteye and sea breeze. We recommend Tanjong Beach for its many shaded and canopied spots. Bicycles can be parked nearby.
Play beach ball games
The beach can be a sporting haven, especially if you are a frisbee or volleyball enthusiast. Spotted on both Siloso and Tanjong beach are groups playing Beach Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and even Football. You could book one of the beach courts or find a clear spot to throw a ball or frisbee around. Remember to play in small groups (8 and below only) and put your masks back on once you are done.
Go for a swim
The waters are clean, inviting and relatively safe. The three beaches offer lots of opportunities to swim, splash, and frolic in the water for competent swimmers and beginners alike. This ultra-fun activity is totally free; however, swimming at any beach can be tricky, so be mindful of a few hazards by following this easy guide to swimming on Sentosa
Bring your pets to the beach
An enjoyable and free way to enjoy Sentosa’s beaches would be to bring your furkid along for some fun in the sun. While Sentosa's beaches are pet-friendly, remember to play by the rules --- keep your pets on a leash extended no longer than 8 feet/2.4m at all times, do not leave your pets unattended, clean up after them and keep a close watch on their antics. Your furry friends will have a field day playing catch, swimming in the sea and frolicking in the sand.
Making architectural marvels out of sand is completely free. For tools -- bring kitchen utensils, cups, buckets and stuff you have lying around at home. The water (from the sea) is free and required to help the sand hold shape, and you might even find seashells to adorn your creation with.
Yoga on the beach
Could there be a more picturesque venue for yoga than the beach? You can find mindfulness within your yoga practice, whether it is a gentle flow or sweaty cardio, and the sea breeze and sound of the waves will put you in a ‘zen’ frame of mind.
There are a few classes and yoga groups that practice around the island, but for a free and easy yoga sesh, all you need is a mat, towels and yourself. If you are stuck on what to do, refer to one of the many easy tutorials available online, like this one.
Beach Take Instagram worthy photos
There are tons of photogenic spots on our island, and many of those are on our beaches. On Palawan Beach, you could show off your #ootd while standing on a suspension bridge or while pointing at a sign that tells you are on the Southernmost point of Continental Asia.
On Tanjong Beach, a selfie with a backdrop of bare-chested volleyballers will give your followers severe feed envy. Plus, tons of sunset, sunrise, sand-between-your-toes and wind-in-your-hair shots guaranteed --- all for the princely fee of nothing.
Relive your childhood with some old-school beach games
We know, not everyone is cut out for volleyball or similar beach sports. If you just want to have some fun in the sun with a group of friends, consider playing old school games such as dog-in-the-bone, blind man’s bluff and good ol’ catch. Blindfold and 'bone' are easily fashioned out of scarves and handkerchiefs, and hours of free fun are guaranteed.
Do good: beach clean-up
Not only is this activity completely free, but it also promises maximum feel-good fun. A little help goes a long way, so come down to our beaches armed with gloves, trash bags and tongs (all things you probably already have at home) and help out by picking litter and trash and depositing them in the many designated trash and recycling bins. This is also a great activity to do with young kids, teaching them the importance of doing your part for the environment.
By Priyanka C. Agarwal
Priyanka C. Agarwal is a writer, communicator and content creator with several years experience in print and digital media. She writes about food, travel, parenting and other adventures. Her work has appeared in the print and online pages of Silver Kris magazine, Time Out Singapore, Her World magazine, The Michelin Guide, The Peak and HungryGoWhere.com, among several others. She is a mother to two tiny gourmands and an experimental home cook who hopes one day, to author her own cookbook.
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