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so many sea shells!!

This beach was by far, our favourite. There is a short and easy hike to the beach from the parking... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Edmonton, Canada
Just my kind of hike

It fit all my criteria: not too long, easy hike (modest elevation changes), well marked trail and a... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Lorrin W
Los Angeles, California
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12287 Hwy 14 | Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, British Columbia 94121, Canada
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

This beach was by far, our favourite. There is a short and easy hike to the beach from the parking lot. That had amazing views. Once on the beach, we couldn't believe how many shells there were. The kids loved it! You could see so...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

It fit all my criteria: not too long, easy hike (modest elevation changes), well marked trail and a lovely beach. We had a little difficulty finding the right parking. If you're a day visitor, there's a separate parking area for day use. If you're an...More

Thank Lorrin W
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Large and clean sites. Doubles and singles with lots of green belt between. Pit toilets, water tap, garbage and recycle recepticals. This is a good way to "leave it all behind". 34 km before Port Renfrew on the beautiful Westcoast. Firewood for purchase, friendly staff,...More

Thank sherrielis
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We took the 90 minute drive out to China Beach. Did the hike to Mystic Beach first (east side of the day use area parking lot). What a gorgeous approximately 40 minute hike through the forest and over a suspension bridge. Quite a few stairs...More

Thank xsturminator
Reviewed August 24, 2017

China Beach is a beautiful, sandy beach that seems to stretch on for miles! The surf pounds on the way to the beach in typical West Coast fashion. The trail down to the beach is a wide, fairly well maintained one with some steps closer...More

2  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed August 19, 2017

About 90 minutes West of Victoria, there is not much on the South coast of Vancouver Island other than lots of trees, windy road and wonderful country. Just past the village of Jordan River (one cafe and not much else) are the turn-offs for China...More

1  Thank speninosmith
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This is a bit of a drive but totally worth it! After you walk about 15 minutes down a well looked after path, you walk out into paradise. You feel miles away from the rest of the world (cause you kind of are). It is...More

1  Thank missc587
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were there end of November. It was cold and wet but there were surfers out there. We parked and watched the surfers. It was fun to see them It's a beautiful place to take a break.

Thank nlance2016
Reviewed September 19, 2016

If you are travelling on the Island and cannot make it to Tofino, China Beach is a nice alternative. It is on a much smaller scale, of course, but the beach is stunning and the trees magnificent. It was about a 15 minute walk down,...More

Thank annwilliams_8
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Even in the off season when this place can be rather stormy, it is still a great place to visit. The beach is a mixture of sand, grit, and pebbles and it certainly not a golden, groomed beach for sunbathers (thank goodness!). If staying at...More

2  Thank alberthead
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May 19, 2017|
Response from Anniemary58 |
There's lots near there, look it up on TripAdvisor. One is Fossil Bay Resort, mid-way between Sooke and China Beach, another is Mystic Beach Vacation Home.