Though open to the public, making your way to this end of Singapore is quite an adventure already. Good thing you don't even need a ferry to get to the island, just a pair of good walking shoes will do. This ecologically sustainable park also uses timber from fallen trees for all the signage in the park, benches and the boardwalk over the mangrove swamp. Everything on the island is kept rustic and as it is, so expect hidden beaches and some wildlife out and about.
Best picnic spot For a really good dose of sea breeze, head straight to the West promenade of Coney Island where there's a stretch of steps extending down into the sea. You get clear views of the water, Pulau Ubin, and huge ships in the distance. Plus, there's no pesky sand to get into your picnic. But if you prefer even more privacy, we suggest Beach Area D or E further east.
Getting there Start at Punggol Point Jetty. If you are planning to cycle, this is where you can rent a bike. Head towards Coney Island West Entrance, which should take less than five minutes on wheels (ten if you're walking). Once you're in Coney Island, follow the bicycle paths and signs towards the West Promenade or beach areas.