This small community offers several campsites, a vacation home and a variety of inns and resorts. Many boast some of the best panoramic views of the strait and Olympic mountain ranges. Enjoy experiencing the many hiking trails amid the trees, Salmon fishing, scuba diving, and a diversity of wildlife all practically a step away.
“Historically a logging camp, River Jordan has become a surfing town thanks to long wrapping rights known as The Point, Sewers, and Rock Piles[…]. Despite being somewhat inconsistent, these waves crank when it’s on, which is mid-winter, big W-NW swell and a NE wind. The Point at the river mouth can have very long rides (and some lefts back into the river), down the line speed walls and bowly barrel sections over the sand boulder mix.”
China Beach day-use area is a spectacular spot for family outings and day trips. The China Beach campground is a separate facility, located in a forested area with open understory just east of the China Beach day-use area and Juan de Fuca East trailhead. The China Beach campground is adjacent to Highway 14, just east of the China Beach day-use, thirty-five kilometres west of Sooke and thirty-six kilometres east of Port Renfrew. Take a Closer Look ›
The two kilometre trail to Mystic beach provides a good taste of what it would be like to hike the longer more rugged West coast trail. There are several spots on the beach that are very good photo opportunities. Look for the suspension bridges. There is a designated wilderness campsite here as well.
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