When you want a relaxing day on the beach there’s nothing worse than only finding rocky coastlines with no sand! Over in Singapore, Sentosa Island has found the perfect solution to all our seaside woes – artificial beaches!
Forget about having to search for that small stretch of sand nestled between miles of rocky shore line, the fake beaches in Singapore mean that you can enjoy miles of perfect white sand guaranteed to make your beach holiday the best it can be, leaving you to worry about nothing else apart from having a great time.
The first of the three beach areas in Sentosa Island, Singapore is Palawan Beach. The beach lies in the centre of the 2 kilometre stretch of artificial beach on the island, made from sand bought from the neighbouring countries of Indonesia and Malaysia. A small islet connected to the beach via a suspension bridge claims to be the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia, making it Asia’s closet point to the Equator, though inspection on any map proves this not to be the case.
Regardless of its exact location, Palawan beach is the perfect destination for a faux beach holiday!
Further west in Sentosa lies Silosa Beach, renowned for is range outdoor activities available to guests. Visitors to this part of the island can take part in canoeing, skim boarding, mountain biking, rollerblading and beach volleyball or simply enjoy the perfect sand on this artificial beach. This stretch of the beach also offers great dining and shopping outlets along the coastline, perfect for sheltering yourself from the sun during the hottest periods of the day.
The last beach area on Sentosa Island is Tanjong Beach, the most secluded of the three. This crescent- shaped beach paradise is often hired out for special events or parties and is the perfect location to grab a bit of privacy. Hiring out Tanjong Beach for a party is bound to make you feel like you own your own private island, with the surrounding areas totally uninhibited and closed off to the public during private events.
Though Singapore may offer some of the best fake beaches in the world, there are plenty of fuax beaches across the globe waiting to be discovered. Here are some of the best alternative fake beaches that are perfect for a beach getaway…
Japan is home to the world’s largest indoor beach and it is completely artificial. Since opening in 1993 this indoor paradise has welcome thousands of sand seekers to its white beaches each year, providing a perfect beach holiday that won’t get ruined if the rain starts to pour down.
Over in Brisbane, Australia you will find the South Bank Parklands a huge resort, offering a range of attractions and activities, that is home to the man-made beach on Brisbane River. This beach is topped up with a massive 70 tons of sand every year, to make sure its stays in perfect condition for its visitors.
Last on the list are Dubai’s famous artificial Palm, World and Universe islands, some of the largest man-made beaches in the world. The artificial archipelago is well known for being popular with the stars with the likes of David Beckham and Richard Branson both owning their own little piece of this man-made wonder.