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French Beach Provincial Park

West Coast Road 14 | 20 km west of Sooke, Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0, Canada
+1 250-474-1336
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We build a great drift-wood fort

This is a fun beach with lots of drift-wood so instead of building a sand castle try your hand at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick_J_Lane
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Mountain View, California
Lovely quaint beach!

Such a great place for families and anyone really. Beautifully cared for park. Beach is sandy and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoanieFM
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Jaffray, Canada
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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“picnic tables” (21 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (14 reviews)
“low tide” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
West Coast Road 14 | 20 km west of Sooke, Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0, Canada
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+1 250-474-1336
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"picnic tables"
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"beautiful beach"
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"low tide"
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"china beach"
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"fire pit"
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"pit toilets"
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"easy access"
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"big waves"
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"nice playground"
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"short walk to the beach"
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"washed up"
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"great place for a walk"
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"camping trip"
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"paved walkway"
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"great spot for families"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

2  Thank Patrick_J_Lane
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great place for families and anyone really. Beautifully cared for park. Beach is sandy and welcoming.

1  Thank JoanieFM
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

2  Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big parking lot, short walk to the beach. Great spot for a slow wander along the beach and a picnic lunch.

1  Thank algebraqueen
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Easily assesible beach. Free parking . Nice walk along the beach. Good picnic spots around there were table and benches. There were also toilet facilities and a nice playground.

1  Thank jllasked
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

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.

2  Thank Debbie O
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

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...More

3  Thank NVLisa
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This was the first beach I visited because it was nearest to Sooke. It is the most accessible of the beaches along Rt. 14. It has a lovely walk down to beach (short in comparison to the beaches further out) with access at the ends...More

1  Thank periplous
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This place you can let your kids run wild and they have an amazing time, while we enjoyed the park and the sunset. I didnt count on the beach being pebbles though, so we didnt bring the exact appripriate footwear. Word to the wise. The...More

Thank Craig A
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

China Beach is one of several beaches along Hwy 14 between Sooke and Port Renfrew. It is clearly signposted and shares a trailhead with Mystic Beach. The trail to China Beach is 1Km, the one to Mystic Beach is considerably longer and more difficult. It...More

Thank Paul B
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HollyLMyers
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Beluga4162 | Reviewed this property |
can think of other places that would be nicer..Best of luck to you!
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HollyLMyers
February 5, 2018|
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Response from 67islandgirl | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on the time of year. Pretty before sunset in the summer.
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