Premier Listings for French Beach Park

Situated on the spectacular Strait of Juan de Fuca on southern Vancouver Island, the 59-hectare French Beach Provincial Park lies within the traditional territory of the T’Sou-ke First Nation.

The economy of the T’Sou-ke people was based on hunting, fishing and gathering, and extended families among the Strait’s people owned the lands and resources, which could not be sold but only inherited.

Great hiking trails lead you through second growth forest of Douglas-fir, Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock and Western Red Cedar. A wide swath of lawn fronts this pea-gravel beach where you can picnic and swim. Hundreds of miles of shoreline along the Strait of Juan de Fuca make for some memorable beachcombing. Expect to be surprised at how easy it is to spot otters, seals and seal lions playing offshore, while bald eagles and ospreys glide the thermals overhead.

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French Beach is an excellent location for whale watching. The magnificent Gray Whales migrate to northern feeding grounds in Alaska in the spring and return to their breeding grounds in Baja Mexico in the fall. Roaming pods of resident Killer Whales are often seen offshore.

There is a 69-site spacious campsite – no showers and no hook-ups. There are yurts available, and one can be reserved by phone only through Discover Camping.

The park is open all year. Fees for full services collected from March 15 to October 31. There is a winter fee with minimal services provided charged from November 1 to March 14; campers must be self-sufficient. Reservations are accepted and there are some first come first served sites.

Facilities include a picnic/day-use area with an adventure playground, picnic tables, fire rings, fresh water taps, and pit toilets. The day-use area is located next to the sand and gravel beach. Nearby is the China Beach Campground in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, located immediately west of the community of Jordan River.

The communities of Jordan River and Sooke provide restaurant and other services for visitors to French Beach.

French Beach Provincial Park is located off West Coast Highway 14, 12 miles (20 km) west of Sooke, on Southern Vancouver Island.

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FarOut Wilderness
Victoria BC Phone: 778-887-0396Visit Website

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FarOut Wilderness is an outdoor adventure travel company specializing in overland vehicle rentals and tailor-made itineraries in British Columbia. We use our local knowledge and experience to transform your ideas into an authentic and unique adventure.

Our self-drive itineraries allow you to explore off the beaten track at your own pace. We provide you with the resources to re-connect with nature and most importantly each another. All of our vehicles are fully insured for driving on unpaved roads and are equipped with a rooftop tent, camping equipment and GPS Messenger service.

FarOut Wilderness operates in all seasons and has one pet friendly vehicle. We offer complimentary vehicle collection and drop off at the following locations: Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, Victoria Airport, Victoria Downtown, Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Vancouver Downtown, and Vancouver Airport. If you have another collection or drop off location in mind, please contact us!

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Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
6971 West Coast Road Sooke BC V0S 1N0 Phone: 250-642-3236Fax: 250-664-7475Visit Website

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Nestled in the quaint seaside village of Sooke, just 35 minutes from Victoria, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round oceanside getaway, surrounded by the rugged natural beauty for which Vancouver Island is known. Our resort vacation rental accommodation provides all of the comforts of home, giving you plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy your own space, under the same roof as your friends and family. Fully-furnished suites have fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, electric fireplaces, private balconies, and full or partial views overlooking our private 114-slip marina and the Strait of Juan de Fuca! Indulge in year-round sport fishing, world-class golf, kayaking, whale watching, winery tours, hiking and eco-tours.

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