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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 1 week 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 4 weeks ago
Juergen S
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank james-dominic-smith
Reviewed 4 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?

Thank Juergen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank JanetE169
Reviewed October 29, 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

Thank ryanaspenmicom
Reviewed October 27, 2018

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

Thank fuerst12016
Reviewed October 21, 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

Thank Africache
Reviewed August 29, 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.

2  Thank lansanab2015
Reviewed August 6, 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

1  Thank MrsJAtlanta
Reviewed June 18, 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

3  Thank Sharon F
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