To even think about camping, you first will need a permit to officialiate your stay at the beach. Each permit allows for one single tent to be pitched at the selected location for the stipulated amount of days defined on the permit. The permit can be book from the link provided below or any AXS machines around Singapore. The permits doesn’t cost money to book but we advice to book at least 3 days in advance to ensure succesful booking.
Considering that the site is a public space, expect other people to call it home too. While that isn’t a bad deal in itself, we do recommend the following for an enjoyable experience. Survey your chosen site and spot the necessities like the toilet and the BBQ pit and set up shop based on party present. Do also try to not set camp too close to other groups, the grounds aren't big but are sufficient at providing privacy for all.
For an optimal experience, we’ll be recommending steps you can take to maximise comfort and safety. We will always recommend to pitch your tents facing the beach for three reasons, two of which involve your safety and privacy for the duration of your stay, which we emphasize greatly and thirdly is the cool view of the sunrise/shoreline the following morning. Other than that, we do suggest that at least one person remain at the tents at all times for the safety of your items.
Getting a permit for BBQ Pits at any place is time-consuming and a game of chance, much less a Pit near the camping grounds requires months of planning to not be sorely disappointed. Each permit allows for the use of the designated BBQ Pit(s) from 12pm the day of use till 4am the following day. Besides that, the booking of the pit costs between $16 and $20 depending on pit and isn’t refundable under most if not all circumstances. Thus the decisions for a BBQ needs to be planned ahead at least a week in advance to get any favourable results. The link to book is a permit is listed below.
The BBQ Pits very likely do not come cleaned to edible standards and thus bringing your own grills and other apparatus for cooking food is highly recommended. Do note that nothing else other than the Pit and the heavy duty covering is provided from NParks and your own charcoal/wood is to be brought at your own expense outside of the fee paid. Food can be bought from supermarkets or places that prepare BBQ ready kits at a reasonable prices for any group from a simple Google search.
While doing a full cleanup isn’t necessary, we do believe that its basic courtesy to clean the area to presentable standards by dumping unwanted trash into the designated trash bin placed right next to the Pit. This saves time for the cleaners that have to do a full sweep and makes the public space more enjoyable to everyone passing by later in the day and as well keeps the wild animals that live nearby from scavenging the Pit and the surrounding location after you've left. However, big items like burnt charcoal and trash bins need not be cleared as your payment covers the cleaning fees of doing so.