Published On: August 4, 2023- Last Updated: October 14, 2023- 6 min read-

Best Camping Spots in Singapore: Escape the Hustle and Bustle of the City and Connect with Nature

Are you ready for an exhilarating outdoor experience with your family? Look no further! We’ve handpicked the best camping spots around Singapore where you can pitch your tent and embark on a weekend packed with adventure. From scenic coastlines to untamed wilderness, Singapore’s camping spots offer something for everyone!

East Coast Park: Coastal Charm and Modern Comforts

Camping in East Coast Park promises an unforgettable experience along Singapore’s picturesque coastline. Nestled amidst lush greenery and inviting sea views, this camping haven is equipped with well-maintained facilities, including barbecue pits, shower rooms, and clean toilets.

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 As the sun sets, gather your loved ones for a delightful beachside barbecue, and wake up to the gentle sound of waves as the breathtaking sunrise unfolds before your eyes. With extensive cycling and jogging tracks, outdoor activities and exploration opportunities abound. Nearby food outlets serve a diverse selection of local and international cuisines, ensuring you’ll never go hungry. Whether you seek serenity or thrill, East Coast Park caters to individual needs, making it an ideal spot for families and friends alike.

Pasir Ris Park: A Tranquil Escape Amidst Urban Oasis

Experience the tranquility of nature at Pasir Ris Park, a sprawling oasis in Singapore’s eastern region. This delightful park offers ample space for camping and is equipped with barbecue pits, jogging and cycling tracks, playgrounds, and nearby eateries and convenience stores.

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As the sun sets, gather around the barbecue pits to savor delicious meals while the gentle sea breeze and crashing waves create a soothing ambiance. For those seeking adventure, take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the park’s scenic trails. Whatever your preference, Pasir Ris Park guarantees a relaxing and enjoyable escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

West Coast Park: A Picturesque Waterfront Adventure

Nestled on the western coast, West Coast Park offers a unique camping experience amidst sprawling green spaces and stunning waterfront views. Equipped to cater to various camping needs, this camping area is a haven for families, groups of friends, and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Connect with nature and unwind in the serene environment as you enjoy leisurely walks along the sandy shores. Similar to Pasir Ris Park, West Coast Park boasts refreshing sea breezes and offers ample opportunities for camping under the stars.

Pulau Ubin: A Camping Adventure in the Wild

Hop on a short boat ride to Pulau Ubin and embark on a truly unforgettable camping adventure.  This rustic island is home to three stunning campsites, each with its own unique charm. At Endut Senin, you can stargaze under the Milky Way, while Jelutong is a great spot for bird-watching. And if you’re looking for a more secluded experience, Mamam is the perfect choice. No matter which campsite you choose, you’re sure to be amazed by the island’s natural beauty. Wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore and spend your days exploring the island’s lush rainforests and mangrove swamps. In the evening, gather around a beach bonfire and share stories under the stars

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Remember, you’ll need a camping permit from National Parks Board (NParks) for these fantastic locations, but arranging one is easy via an NParks online application here.

Pulau Hantu: A Historical Dive into Marine Life

Discover the historical dive site of Pulau Hantu, once a battleground for Malaysian warriors. Today, it offers unique diving experiences to explore vibrant aquatic life and reefs. Enjoy camping with friends around a campfire, venture into mangroves, or fish in inviting waters. Hantu Besar stands out with additional amenities like freshwater toilets and charming lagoons. Access is easy via bus, taxi, or a quicker ferry ride from VivoCity. Immerse yourself in this captivating island and its rich marine history. With no convenience stores or shops on the island, be sure to bring all your camping essentials, including water and enough food for your adventure.

Offshore Islands

Need a quiet respite or an unforgettable camping trip? Head south to Singapore’s offshore islands, such as St. John’s, Lazarus, and Kusu islands

. Managed by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), these idyllic island gems offer stunning natural beauty and plenty of opportunities for relaxation and adventure.

Book your visit beforehand

Camping is only permitted at designated areas, so to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip, be sure to book your visit in advance through the SLA website to obtain a Temporary Occupation License with all the necessary information at least seven days in advance.

St. John’s Island: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

St. John’s Island is a must-visit for any nature lover. The island is adorned with luscious greenery and idyllic beaches, making it a perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Previously known as Pulau Sakjiang Bendera, St. John’s Island is located approximately 6.5 kilometers to the south of the mainland. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, birds, and butterflies.

Lazarus Island: A Pristine Beach Getaway

Lazarus Island, a bit further from Singapore, boasts unmatched pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, perfect for unwinding and leisurely walks away from the city’s bustle. It’s an idyllic spot to bask in nature’s beauty. Historical sites like Fort Siloso and the Lazarus Lighthouse add to its allure.

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Camping is popular on the island, offering a secluded experience to explore the island’s natural beauty. Apply for a permit through Singapore Land Authority’s website to secure your spot early. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, hiking, bird watching, and immersing in history during your camping adventure on Lazarus Island.

Kusu Island: A Camping Destination for the Soul and Body

Kusu Island is a Southern gem located off the coast of Singapore. The island is home to a number of temples and shrines, as well as a tortoise sanctuary. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and hiking, and they can also learn about the island’s rich history and culture.

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Camping on Kusu Island is a unique experience. Campers can enjoy the peace and quiet of the island, as well as the stunning views of the surrounding ocean. There are also a number of hiking trails on the island, which offer stunning views of the island’s natural beauty.

Get Your Camping Gear Ready!

With an array of camping spots to choose from, Singapore invites you to embark on a camping adventure like no other. Whether you seek coastal charm, wilderness immersion, or historical intrigue, these camping spots cater to every camper’s desires.

So, grab your tents, sleeping bags, camping gear, food and water (where these may not be available on certain sites), plus any other essential items and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the heart of nature!

Looking for more exciting places to explore and endless activities to do? Dive into our Bumper Ultimate Guide of Things To Do in Singapore for non-stop fun! Your welcome 😊

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