French Beach Park BC
French Beach Park BC


There are 69 campsites at this park. Campsite reservations accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available. 
There are no wilderness/walk-in campsites at this park.
There is youth group camping available at this park and a fee is charged for this site.  Contact the District office for more details.
There is a large grassy day-use/picnicking area with picnic tables, a parking area and an adventure playground.  There are group picnicking facilities available at this park and a fee is charged for this service.  Contact the District office for more details.
Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair accessible. Contact the District Office for more information.
Water Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off season.
Only pit toilets available. No flush toilets at this park.
There are no shower facilities at this park.
During the collecting season a sani-station/dump is available and a fee is charged for the service.
PLEASE CONSERVE FIREWOOD. Campfire pits are provided. Group campfire facilities and/or limited burning hours may be designated at some campgrounds. Fire bans may be implemented during extremely hot weather conditions. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Electrical hook-ups are not available at provincial parks.
Regularly scheduled interpretive programs are featured in the park, normally during the summer season. Programs may include guided walks, slide shows, children's programs and special events.
icon-hiking.gif (863 bytes) There is a 1 km walking/hiking trail throughout the park to view the second growth forest. For your own safety and preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
There is an adventure playground available at the day-use area in this park.
This park is located on the Pacific Ocean. The water is very cold. Bring good footwear as you can walk along the sand and gravel beach watches the ocean waves.

There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at provincial parks.

Canoeing and kayaking is not recommended due to the strong ocean currents.
No boat launch is available at this park.
icon-fishing.gif (762 bytes) Saltwater/ocean fishing. All anglers must have a VALID BC Angling fishing license; refer to current BC Environment Fishing Regulations Synopsis.
Bicycles must keep to roadways.
No horseback riding at this park.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behavior and must dispose of their excrement.



  • 69 campsites. Reservations are accepted. There are some first come first served sites. Pit toilets. No showers. No electrical hook-ups.
  • Picnicking/day-use area with and adventure playground and picnic tables.
  • There is a 1 km walking/hiking trail throughout the park to view the second growth forest.
    There is a sani-dump station located on Highway 14 across from the park entrance.
  • Saltwater fishing. All anglers must have valid fishing license. Refer to BC Environment Fishing Regulations and Sport Fishing Regulations. There is no boat launch located at this park.
  • Interpretation programs are intermittently run during the summer months ( July to September). Please check the park information shelters for program schedules. These programs are sponsored by the Park Facility Operator.
  • BC Park Recycles! Please place your tines, bottles, and newspapers in appropriate containers located throughout the park.

Discover Camping (TM) campground reservation service toll free: 1-800-689-9025;
Vancouver: 689-9025

Local Area

Thirteen kilometers northwest of French Beach is the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. This 47 kilometer wilderness trail, stretching from China Beach to Botanical Beach, offers day or multi-day hiking and viewing opportunities.

The communities of Jordan River, Shirley, and Sooke provide restaurant and other services for French Beach visitors. Visitor information centers are located in Port Renfrew and Sooke.

A Message to Park Visitors

BC’s parks belong to you. Park regulations exist so residents and visitors will always be able to enjoy protected natural landscapes. Regulations are posted at park kiosks or are available from park headquarters.

Reservations: - a selected number of sites are reservation, call 1-800-689-9025 ( in Vancouver, call 65-89-9025).

Check-out time is 11 am.

Quiet time is from 10 PM to 7 am. Please do not operate noisy equipment or generators.

Loss of property - Please lock all valuables in your vehicle. Never leave valuables in your tent or unattended. All losses should be reported to the park staff or the RCMP as soon as possible.

Pets must be kept on leashes. Owners are responsible for picking up pet droppings and disposing of same in garbage containers.

Excessive Noise is not permitted. Please remember that sound travels further in open air, especially music and loud talking.

Campfires must not exceed 0.5 meters in size. Leaving a campfire unattended is a serious offence. Fires must be extinguished before retiring or leaving your campsite.

Trees - Small trees and shrubs are easily damaged. Do not use them for wiener sticks or clothesline supports.

French Beach Park BC


For more detailed information about the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail contact:
BC Parks
South Vancouver Island District
2930 Trans Canada Hwy
Victoria, B.C. V9B 5T9
Phone: (250) 391-2300



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