French Beach Provincial Park

French Beach Provincial Park

French Beach Provincial Park
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loy Seng y
Yilan, Taiwan553 contributions
Sep 2020
We took a driving tour from Tsawwassen, BC to Vancouver Island and visited Sooke and French Beach. The French beach is located on the scenic Straits of Juan De Fuca, west coast of southern Vancouver Island.
The French Beach Provincial Park provides camping sites, hiking traits and a nice sand and pebble beach for panic and swimming in the pristine cold water.
It is a great place to spot killer whales off shore as well as otters, seals and sea lions.
I was very impressed to find very clean toilets at the beach.
Written September 13, 2020
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Canucksontheloose
Victoria, Canada748 contributions
Jun 2021
Last time we were here, there was an unrelenting breeze and guess what? It's still there! We came here during the heatwave and you wouldn't have known there was a heat dome over BC -- it was soo windy and cool. This beach is great for contemplative walks (pretty flat) but rocky (lots of smooth round rocks), making driftwood forts, and walking the dog. There is always the sound of waves and on a sunny day, the Olympic Mountain skyline. Campground nearby, picnic tables too, a playground nr the parking lot, and toilets. Plenty of (free) parking. There was a bear sighting posting when we went so be aware.
Written July 21, 2021
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Debbie O
99 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
A fantastic walk when in need of some West coast magic. Very rocky so wear sturdy shoes. There is a heck of a drop off at the waters edge and a strong undertow so keep pets and young children close.
Written April 30, 2018
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Raroboy
Canada544 contributions
Jun 2020
June 1st 2020 the Provincial Parks open up after the Covid 19 Virus. The park has nice sunny sites. Close access to Jorden Beach with the beach water Falls and China Beach
Written June 22, 2020
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May
Victoria, Canada185 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Went here with the dog to look around and see the beach. It was a lovely place with great views and scenic spots for picnics. Fire pits near the beach also make this a excellent spot to chill with a coffee and marshmallows. Will definitely come here with friends and family. Ample parking too which is always a bonus
Written January 30, 2019
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Andrea B
16 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Made the trip to French beach and walked down to (and all across) the beach. It’s a beautiful beach!
There was a rescue helicopter in the area that was interesting to watch. We believe they were just practicing but it was interesting to watch them lower and raise the rescuers from the helicopter.
We then went up to the picnic area and found a very private picnic table with shade and gorgeous views of the water and mountains. There are fire pits with seating around them near each picnic table too.
There are several wash rooms and also parking lot monitors (volunteers).
The walk to the beach is not difficult so most can take advantage of the views.
Written July 22, 2018
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Patrick_J_Lane
Mountain View, CA148 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
This is a fun beach with lots of drift-wood so instead of building a sand castle try your hand at building a life size lean-to.
Written July 10, 2018
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SteveB
Paignton, UK887 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This beach about a Hour and a bit drive from Victoria and past Sooke is another little gem It’s a great spot for families and picnics in the woods or on the beach

There are facilities toilets (washrooms!) and a volunteer watching the car park

We had a nice walk along the beach saw a otter (see dodgy photo!) on the rocks and would come back again for a picnic for sure!
Written July 5, 2018
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NVLisa
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada75 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
My daughter and I were enjoying the Easter Long Weekend around Sooke and had planned to stop at French's Beach. The day we were there was incredibly windy, so we ate lunch in the car and then proceeded to explore the beach. There is plenty of free parking in the lot and not a far walk to the actual beach. We loved it - was gorgeous, natural, wild - all that you expect from a BC coastal beach. Tons of driftwood, forts, logs, amazing smooth stones, some people but not too many....there are a few picnic tables and outhouses which is always handy. You can walk on the beach or just behind is a flatter path which we did use at times due to the crazy wind. This place is a kids dream - never ending fun to be had with all the driftwood and waves. I can only imagine how glorious on a warm summer day. Great for a family adventure, day trip, picnic, or just to walk the beach for an hour.
Written April 5, 2018
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Gord G
Calgary, Canada44 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Great views, but not really a beach. Mostly rock, not much sand. If you want to watch the tide come in, or the sunset, it's good.
I would recommend China Beach .. about 15 km further up the road. Beach is much nicer. The walk through the rain forest to get to the beach is absolutely stunning. much more appealing than French Beach.
Written September 10, 2016
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