I don't know about you but I don't really like going to the beach. I love playing with the sand but I hate the icky part of it. But my kids love it. and I know it is good for them and certainly, I always feel we ought to head there more.
So have you ever wondered where the best family-friendly beach spots in Singapore are? I posed this question to my SMB friends who collectively offer a wealth of information and this is what they had to say.
1. Tanjong Beach on Sentosa
"We love Tanjong Beach as it's clean, accessible and relatively empty on weekend mornings. There's facilities for doggie wash, perfect for family with pets! Situated on the beach is Tanjong Beach Club where there are big lounge beds where you can laze, enjoy some finger food and a sip of cocktails. After sand play, the kids can enjoy a dip in the small lap pool at the club. An overall great beach destination!" says Angeline who blogs at http://www.ourprincessdana.com
"We love going back to Tanjung Beach's quiet escape. The beach is shaped like a cove, so i feel pretty comfortable letting the kids run farther away because i can see them. And when we're finally exhausted, the club is great for chilling out and nibbles. " says Steph who blogs at http://aphotoadayproject.blogspot.sg
"I like Tanjong Beach as the beach and facilities are much cleaner than at East Coast or Siloso. It is also closer to the car park which is a big help when you have young kids." says Mummy Ed who blogs at http://mummyed.wordpress.com
2. Palawan Beach on Sentosa
"For us, it's Palawan beach too! Love the sand, the small kids' water play, eatery and the nearby washing up facilities." says Jean who blogs at http://jeanstitch.wordpress.com"Our favourite beach is the one at East Coast Park, partly due to its proximity to home, and partly cos it's so long that it's possible to find a spot that's not too crowded. We love the stretch that's nearer the National Sailing Centre where we can stroll, write in the sand, and just gaze at the sea merging into the sky." says Lyn who blogs at http://littlebluebottle.blogspot.sg
"We love Palawan Beach at Sentosa as the sand and water is comparatively cleaner than on other beaches. There are also activities catered for the little ones and families. It also comes complete with a food court, restaurants, a convenient store and shower/toilet facilities." says Mrs Kam who blogs at http://www.thekamfamily.com
3. East Coast Park
"Our favourite beach is East Coast beach because it's just a short drive from our home. We like picking up seashells along the shore and hanging out on the breakwater." says Jean who blogs at http://www.weestories.com
"For us, the location (at East Coast Park) is best because the beach is nearest to our home, and the Swimming Club is nearby, which we are members of. So we normally head there for a warm shower and dinner before heading home." says Mabel who blogs at http://amazinglystill.com
Finally, one last well-kept secret. Angeline shared that she recently discovered a small man-made beach inside Sentosa's Hard Rock Hotel where kids can enjoy the best of both worlds - the beach and the pool with slides! Mummy Ed loves the beach there too because you get to enjoy the sand but swim in chlorinated water which just makes the whole experience feel cleaner.
Do you have a favourite family-friendly beach spot that wasn't mentioned? Let me know and I will add it to the list.