River No 2 is undoubtedly home to one of the best Sierra Leone beaches and located less than an hour from Freetown it is also very accessible. This palm lined white sand beach was the location of the 1980’s ‘a taste of paradise’ Bounty adverts.
As well as a fantastic beach though, River No 2 has an interesting success story that makes it particularly appealing. The beach is managed, along with the accommodation, bar and restaurant, by the community. This seems forward thinking but actually this has been going since 1995. During the war, when the rebels came to River No 2, the community buried everything they needed to run their business from generators to cutlery in the village cemetery. Most people took to the hills to hide, and the few that stayed behind managed to convince the rebels that the village had nothing worth stealing.
The community run beach has all the facilities that you need to get the most out of your visit. Showers and a toilet are available to visitors. Delicious meals and drinks are served on tables on the beach and if you want to stay the night there are also ten bungalows. Visitors are asked to pay 10,000 leones per car for access to the beach, a table with umbrella and 3 chairs is 15,000 leones or a beach hut is 30,000 leones.
Last Edit by HT Helper on 2/04/2011 EDIT NOW >>