River Number 2 is the name of the river that flows into the ocean on the Western Area Peninsula and refers to both this river and the beach. It is seen as one of Sierra Leone’s most alluring and celebrated attractions and is popular with both tourists and Sierra Leoneans. It is next to Tokeh Beach.
The beauty of River number 2 does not only lie in its gorgeous beach side, towering mountains and mangrove forest that flank the river flowing into the sea, it also lies in the fact that it hosts a completely community-run tourist location. Their organization, the Community Tourism Development Association, was founded about 20 years ago and has been active in protecting the beachfront, developing the tourist industry and supporting their community.
River number 2 has 14 beach bungalows that are fully equipped with solar power, allowing for a pleasant and Eco-friendly stay at the beach. Wake up to the sound and sight of tropical birds, flying fish and have a coconut with some bananas for breakfast.
In terms of activities, River Number Two is a great starting point for guided forest walks, fishing trips and boat rides to the nearby islands (Banana and Turtle Islands). If you are into surfing, River number. 2 sometimes has a pretty decent swell, but there are no boards to rent so you have to bring your own. If you prefer less strenuous activities, ask for the dancers of Baw-Baw to do a traditional dance performance for you, or shop at the boutique for tie-dyed beach towels and paintings of dramatic sunsets.