This beach is a family favourite and has great trails and sandy areas. The north walk takes you past the group campsite and follow the beach to a small hidden waterfall. The south walk takes you to the end of the beach where there is some interesting intertidal pools at low tide.
Reviewed 09 July 2015
We visited French Beach twice during our recent trip. This is a very rocky beach but it is great to sit and watch the tide come in. The beach is covered with small smooth rocks. When the tide comes in it moves the rocks towards the beach. When the tide goes out the rocks move back out and rub against each other making a great sound. Could sit there for hours listening to the relaxing sound.
Reviewed 07 July 2015
Great spot for when you’re not quite feeling up for a hike, but want to go to the beach with the kids. The beach is very large round rocks, so not sandy, but still fun.Be warned, it’s somewhat hilly. They have a great playground here and dogs are allowed. There are campgrounds nearby that seem to be popular. We’ve been here atlas a dozen times; we go here when we don’t quite want to endure the trek of Mystic Beach or China Beach but still want to get some fresh air.
Reviewed 10 December 2014
French Beach Provincial Park is situated on the scenic Strait of Juan de Fuca on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island. It offers much more than just beautiful hiking trails through lush forests. A wide swatch of green lawn fronts this sand and pebble beach, where visitors can relax and enjoy a picnic or take a cool dip in the ocean. In addition to offering fabulous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, the 1,600-metre beach at this park is an ideal location for exploring and whale watching.
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French Beach offers year-round vehicle accessible camping in a beautiful natural setting within minutes walk to the ocean. Facilities include a picnic/day-use area, a sani-station, pit toilets and fresh water. The campsite is open with full services March 13 – October 31, from November 1 – March 12 reduced services are provided. Take a Closer Look ›