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Beaches at Coney Island Park

About the beaches

Coney Island Park's stretch of beach facing Pulau Ubin is divided into 5 smaller areas. Each area is home to a particular habitat, focusing on a different nature element.

During the development of this park, the beaches were left uncleared so that visitors can admire the natural beauty of the sandy shores.

Beach Area A

Keep your eyed peeled for the back mangrove trees that are planted here – some that are even critically endangered, such as the:

  • Penaga Laut
    • A critically endangered species which has many local uses. It can be used as a source of dye, oil, timber and medicine.
  • Dungun tree
    • The Dungun tree's fruit is said to resemble the head of Ultraman, a popular Japanese superhero character.

    Beach Area B

    Here you can find a showcase of beachfront shrubs and coastal climbers such as the:

    • Twin-apple
      • A locally extinct tree which was replanted at Coney Island Park.
    • Sea Mango
      • A rare local species that has white flowers with a pink to red centre.

    Beach Area C

    Soak in the sights of the rare and extinct coastal trees which have been replanted here, such as the:

    • Buah Keras Laut
      • A tree with leaves resemble water lilies. It was locally extinct and Coney Island Park was the first location where it was re-introduced into the natural environment.
    • Serianthes grandiflora
      • This plant typically grows along seashores, behind mangrove forests and near river mouths.

    Beach Area D

    Home to several species of coastal hill forest trees including the:

    • Jeliti
      • A critically endangered tree, it is commonly used for carvings, cabinets and furniture.
    • Pasak Lingga
      • The oil from its seeds has medicinal properties, while extracts from various parts of the tree can help protect crops against pests.

    Beach Area E

    Lastly, this beach area also features coastal hill forest trees, such as the:

    • Jelawi
      • This tree has an open and tiered crown, which large birds use as a nesting site.
    • Sea Almond
      • This pagoda-shaped tree can grow up to 35m tall and has leaves that are clustered at the end of the twigs.
    • Badam
      • Native to Malaysia, this tree looks similar to the Sea Almond, only with much larger leaves. It is usually found in inland forests.


    As you admire the beaches of Coney Island Park, keep a lookout for interesting bird species that you might not spot in your neighbourhood!