About the Park

Notice: All camping has been suspended until at least June 1, 2020. Some parks have been fully or partially closed and in many parks, services are suspended and facilities are closed until further notice. Please visit www.bcparks.ca to see which parks have been affected.

Situated on the scenic Strait of Juan de Fuca on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island, French Beach Provincial Park 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-meter beach at this park is an ideal location for exploring and whale watching. The magnificent Gray whales pass by this park in the spring as they migrate to northern feeding grounds, and return again in the fall. Roaming pods of resident killer whales can also be seen offshore, as well as otters, seals and sea lions. French Beach is also a good spot to observe Bald eagles, ospreys and a variety of seabirds.

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Picnicking

Camping

Group Camping

Fires

Park Info

Activities


  • Hiking

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Pets on leash

  • Bicycling
  • Windsurfing

  • Playground

  • Beach

  • BBQ

Amenities


  • Vehicle accessible

  • Picnic sites

  • Camping

  • Group campsites

  • Drinking water

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Sani-station / dump facilities

  • Winter recreation

Location

French Beach Provincial Park is located on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island. The park can be accessed via Hwy 14, 20 km west of Sooke. Directional signs are posted. The park is located approximately 11 km from Jordan River. Nearest communities, towns or cities are Sooke, Jordan River, Port Renfrew, and Victoria.

Nearby Parks

Nearby parks include the Sooke Potholes, China Beach, and the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.

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Tours & Programs

Forest Foraging

Discover the secret menu of the forest with our enthusiastic Park Naturalist.  With a passion for everything outdoors, our Naturalists are professionally trained to make “a walk in the park” one of the most interesting and inspiring activities you will experience.  Find out what you can nibble on the next time you’re cruising through the...

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