Singapore has a poor reputation when it comes to beaches. For all the flash and pomp the city-state has, with its towering steel and glass towers, beautiful people and amazing food (to mention but a few), it is notorious for having no ‘really nice’ beaches. There’s perhaps one beach of note in the Sentosa resort world area (where Universal studios is) but even that man-made beach still feels like it’s lacking a certain ‘something’.
Well if you love a good beach, them fret not! There’s a brilliant beach you can visit in Singapore, which isn’t even mentioned on the official list of beaches in Singapore on Wikipedia.
The beach is on Lazarus Island and I don’t even think it has an official ‘beach name’. It is quite simply referred to as ‘the beach on Lazarus Island’. Funnily enough, it’s probably easier to get to the beach than it is to actually find any information on the beach online.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Get a ferry from Marina South Pier (cost SGD$18 / £9 / $14 / €12 ) to St John’s Island and then walk over from St John’s Island to the beach (a fairly short 5 – 10 minutes walk)
WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
The beach is like one of those secrets that only the locals in Singapore know about and so it’s never crowded (I’d been a few times when living in Singapore and it was never overcrowded). On the flipside, you need to bring everything with you to the island– even water! Actually, especially water!!! The islands aren’t built to cater to tourists so you need to sort your stuff out yourself before you arrive. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen – it get pretty hot here which quite frankly, makes it perfect beach weather!
If you’re planning on visiting Singapore soon, check out our recommendations on things to see, do and eat in Singapore.