Freetown is a city sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains.
If you move from the beach to the hill top, the temperature can be quite different and the views can be truly breathtaking.
These pix are not the best but give you already a little idea of what can be Freetown from the hills.
In Freetown itself, there is a very nice beach that is mainly use by locals.
On Sat. it is not that busy !! Probably the best day of the week to relax a few hours !!!
FYI, there is nearly no wave in Freetown. Swimming in the ocean is very safe !
While many beaches are exceptional along the Freetown peninsula, I recommend being more adventurous and head past beach "River Number Two," which is now getting crowded and you have to pay $2.50 for parking, to a more remote and pristine beach, "Tokkeh." Great lunch of fresh oysters, fish, chips, salad and even lobster will run you $10 or less. Ask for Hassan by the spot where the old hotel swimming pool was. Palm tree huts are available and overnighting is awesome. Bring your own drinks.
This is a national monument! There is a national museum nearby as well. The museum is the only one in the world to claim a tree as an address. They put lights on the trunk of the tree. Whether those light up at night, I am not sure, but it is a huge prized monument.
The beach of Sussex is also incredible.
Nearby, there is a nice guesthouse managed by a mix italian/SL family known from everybody in Freetown. Franco will welcome you like a member of his family.
If you only have one day free in Sierra Leone, this is the place to go !
Where mountains meet the Ocean !!!!
Just a little bit outside Freetown, are some of the best beach of the West African coast.
Lakka beach is one of them.
Don't miss it !!!!!