Thirty-two kilometers from central Freetown, John Obey Beach boasts an eco-friendly community with many fun activities for visitors. You can rent canoes, or even take surfing lessons. Beachside restaurants provide the opportunity to sample the local cuisine. The area also offers some options for longer-term stays: some choose to camp near the water, while others prefer to rent a beach bungalow or an earth bag hut. Like many of the beaches in Freetown, this area is usually far less crowded on weekdays than on the weekend.