8 Fun Outdoor Activities to Do on the East Coast

East Coast Outdoor Activities

While we love sipping cocktails in a cool bar and devouring delicious food in a Michelin-starred restaurant, sometimes we just want to get out and explore the great outdoors.

Luckily, there are outdoor locations like the East Coast where you can get your blood pumping and sweating with plenty of adventurous things to do. From skating to stand up paddle, here is 8 Fun Outdoor Activities on the East Coast for you to escape your usual routine.

1. Practice backflips at Singapore’s largest skate park

With the east coast beach on one side and a tranquil tree-lined park on the other, the location of Extreme Skatepark can’t be beaten. Here, crowds of skaters and bikers of all ages and skill levels come to learn skating tricks and show skills every week.

Ramps and advanced structures – like a 3.6m deep vertical bowl – are dedicated to pros who have a few years of skating experience under their belt. But if you’re a complete beginner, drop by and test the waters on the beginner slopes which are flatter and less intimidating.

Around Xtreme Skatepark, expect to find a water fountain, rest benches and the East Coast Lagoon Food Village for post-skate food.

Price: Free
Address: 1 East Coast Terrace, Singapore 458912
Opening time : 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
Contact: 6471 7808

2. Ride down a 11.9m slide at Coastal Playgrove

Those traveling with toddlers, listen up. If children like slides, swings, climbing nets and water games, they will find what they are looking for coastal grove. And the best part is that this huge outdoor playground of 4.5 hectares is free to access.


Let your little person run free in the Nature Playgarden and dive into the 16m vertical climbing nets and 11.9m giant slides. There’s also a mesh structure for kids under 12 to work up a sweat on and a water play area where they can cool off afterwards.

outdoor-activities-east-coastLocate a hidden bamboo tunnel at Nature Playgarden.

If you find yourself hungry after a few runs and slides with the kids, head to nearby Food Splash, Burger King and Old Town White Coffee food court to refuel.

Price: Free
Address: 902 East Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449874
Opening time : 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily
Contact: Coastal Playgrove website

3. Conquer a 3.5 km bike path from ECP to Jurassic Mile

So you’ve done all the watersports on the East Coast and want to see the rest of the region on wheels. If that is the case, rent a bike of Ride a bike along the beach for $8/hour and ride the 3.5 km bike path that connects East Coast Park and Changi Jurassic Mile.

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Of all the paved cycle paths in Singapore, this one stands out for its giant dinosaur exhibit featuring 20 life-size creatures scattered along the way. Those with children who are fans of dinosaurs can take a bike with a child seat and take them along.

If you are planning a trip, try to go early in the morning to avoid the crowds. The narrow bike path is shared between cyclists and pedestrians and can get very busy on weekends. For more kid-friendly bike paths, head either to the Eastern Coastal Loop that connects East Coast Park to Pasir Ris Park, or to Gardens By The Bay.

Price: From $8
Address: 1030 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park Carpark C4, Singapore 449893
Opening time : 8am-10pm, daily
Contact: 9183 6964

4. Try stand-up paddleboarding and windsurfing at PASSION WAVE

With 365 days of summer in Singapore, a day at the beach is likely to be high on your to-do list. But if lounging on the sand with a drink in hand is overkill, dress up and break out the paddles for some water activities.


To PASSION WAVE @ East Coastyou can sign up for a crash course to learn the basics of stand up paddle board and sailboard. Or rent equipment and ride the waves with your team. Either way, you will be able to get a good arm workout. Don’t forget to slather on sunscreen to avoid burning yourself.

Price: From $55
Address: 390 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468961
Opening time : Tue-Sun 9am-6pm (closed Mondays and PHs)
Contact: 64440409 | PASSION WAVE website

5. Learn to ski lift and wakeboard at Wake Park

Wakeboarding might seem daunting at first, but once you master the basics of jumping on a board and being in the water, you’ll have a great time. To get started, go to Singapore Wake Park – where experienced wakeboarders and beginners frequent.

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Located on a lagoon at East Coast Park, this wake park has 3 cable systems ranging from easy to difficult. If you’ve never balanced on a board before, take the kid-friendly route and be prepared to fall in the water a few times.

Regardless of your skills, you will need to attend a safety briefing before running free. There will also be a team of instructors on hand should you require additional support.

Price: From $50
Address: 1206A East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449891
Opening time : Mon-Fri 10am-9pm | Sat-Sun 9am-8pm
Contact: 6636 4266 | Singapore Wake Park website

6. Hold a laser tag tournament at East Coast Park

It’s summer with no social distancing and no limits on group size, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate such a monumental occasion than to host a laser tag tournament. So gather your friends, book a session with go team and choose East Coast Park as your battlefield.

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Forget about carrying heavy equipment and setting up props, because the folks at GO Team will help you with everything. All you have to do is pick a package, show up, and bring your A-game. Laser tag beginners can try out the easy package first before moving on to custom, where you can DIY your own game.

Price: From $32
Address: 50 Lor 40 Geylang, #06-45, Singapore 398074
Opening time : 24 hours, every day
Contact: 9003 1177 | Team GO Laser Beacon Website

7. Set sail on the East Coast beach

If you’ve dreamed of being your own captain and cruising the coast, consider joining a sail class this weekend. These base classes are managed by the National Sailing Center to the east coast beach and guarantee to teach you a thing or two about the art of sailing.

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A basic course is all you need to understand boating safety, learn skills and set sail on a dinghy on your own. You will also receive a competency card, which is similar to a driver’s license. It allows you to rent single-handed dinghies and go on an adventure whenever you want.

In addition to beginner level courses, intermediate programs are available to help budding sailors hone their skills. Children aged 7 and over can also learn about boating through the junior training session.

Price: $600.50
Address: 1500 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468963
Opening time : 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Contact: 6444 4555 | National Sailing Center website

8. Have a picnic at Parkland Green

With a million restaurants and cafes, the food scene in green park is animated. But if you prefer to avoid waiting for a table, take advantage of the 1 hectare green lawn and lay down a blanket for have a picnic.

The spacious lawn is quite shaded, so you should be able to find a spot out of the scorching sun and near the seashore for stunning ocean views. Then sit back, grab some snacks, and breathe in the cool sea breeze. There is a children’s football pitch for the little ones and also a small dog park nearby if you are bringing your four-legged friends.

Price: Free
Address: 920 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449875

Discover More East Coast Gems – Mountbatten

Yes, the East Coast has some of the most picturesque waterfront restaurants. But if you can look past those for a second, you’ll see a diverse selection of cool outdoor activities that this ‘hood has to offer. This, coupled with the proximity to the beach, surely makes the coast a great place to call home.

When it comes to the east coast housing scene, most of us are familiar with apartments in Katong and Siglap. But now the Mountbatten area is in the limelight, and the star of the show is [email protected].

liv-mb-singapore80% of the condo’s facilities are dedicated to nature and recreation.
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Spanning over 140,000 square feet, this new condo ticks all the boxes when it comes to convenience. The next Katong Park MRT station is 3 mins walk and Parkway Parade shopping center only takes 4 mins drive. Within 2 km from the condo you will also find schools like Tao Nan, Kong Hwa and Chung Cheng High (Major).

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But that’s not all. A stone’s throw from [email protected] is East Coast Park and Beach, where fitpo people can skate, surf and sail. But if you claim to be an artistic soul, you’ll be happy to know that places like the Goodman Center for the Arts and the National Museum are just a 10-minute drive away.

By 2025, residents of [email protected] will also be within reach of some of Singapore’s biggest sporting venues. Kallang Football Club, Alive Gateway Walking Loop and Singapore Tennis Center are 3 of the many new facilities in the area that are set to open in the next 3 years.

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Those who prefer to relax in the fresh air after a long day of work will be delighted to learn that there will be a Landscape Deck, a Sky Lounge, a Rooftop and a green lawn.

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Within [email protected], there are 298 condo units. Among these, the 3 and 4 bedroom apartments are popular with families for their spacious living space. Among these, some are even equipped with a private lift.

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With a bustling foodie scene and a myriad of things to do, the East Coast is definitely where it’s at these days. So if you’re thinking about piloting the co-op or just want to uproot yourself and find a more exciting place to call home, check out [email protected]

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