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Beautiful beach, close to Freetown - busy at weekends

Perhaps the most popular beach on the peninsula. 30 minutes from the western area of Freetown... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
james-dominic-smith
Sunday out of the city

Ideal place to spend some time on a Sunday outside Freetown. Crowdy but not overcrowded, lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Juergen S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps the most popular beach on the peninsula. 30 minutes from the western area of Freetown (avoiding traffic at Lumley). Beautiful beaches, but watch the current as the river joins the ocean, and can pull down the beach on a strong day. Restaurants and bars...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank james-dominic-smith
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ideal place to spend some time on a Sunday outside Freetown. Crowdy but not overcrowded, lots of 'business' people trying to sell without being annoying, good seafood, endless sand beach: what more can you ask for?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Juergen S
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Although it may take quite some time for food to arrive, you're among beauty and the wait will not bother you. Gorgeous beach, great food, long wait, but friendly staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Compass42856940777
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Relaxing and enjoyable. Changing rooms could use upgrading. Nice shallow area for small children where waves will not push them over.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanetE169
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for a picnic...we had a great time, if you want to loud, dance with your own music, play volleyball with strangers from around the globe, and have a place to buy great souvenirs then you got to visit River 2..I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ryanaspenmicom
Reviewed 27 October 2018

In the dry season there are beach huts where you can stay for the day. The local boys prepare fish meals.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fuerst12016
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach located about 30-45 minutes from Freetown (provided you don’t hit traffic at Lumley roundabout). It is a paved road most of the way but the last bit is a dirt road and while small town cars drive it you need...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Africache
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

No 2 River lies along the most beautiful beach in the Freetown peninsula in Sierra Leone. It’s indeed a beautiful African paradise,managed by friendly and lovely staff. Always look forward for leisure time at the No 2 beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank lansanab2015
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Not easy to get to unless you have a driver who knows the way. The access road is bumpy dirt road full of potholes. It's all worth it! The beach is lovely. You can get a wooden table with wooden chairs and an umbrella to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MrsJAtlanta
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I really love this beach. Have gone there every mission trip to Sierra Leone I have been on. The beach itself is very clean with pretty light sand. They have tables and chairs setup along the beach with umbrellas over them. They also have little...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Sharon F
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