French Beach.

After we left Spring Salmon Place  we dry-camped for two nights at French Beach Provincial Park, on Vancouver Islands’ West Coast. We have camped there before. You can see the posts here and here. Our site number was 23.  We found the campground clean, very quite, with beautiful forest hikes and within minutes walk to the ocean.

French Beach Provincial Park has friendly staff, firewood for sale, is very scenic, have pit toilets and a Sani dump. French Beach Provincial Park is children and pet friendly. 

“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.” – French Beach Provincial Park.

Plants surrounding our campsite.

Beach access is with stairs and a short walk.

A lovely boardwalk.

First view of the beach.

The variety of pacific rain-forest plant-life is amazing.

A sandy beaches and small waves, but it can be cool and windy on the beach.

Erik didn’t like the taste of the water.

Driftwood shelters.



We hid behind the driftwood from the wind.

Oh come on!

A tangled web of roots.

It’s a dog’s life.

We have trained Erik to sit on he’s own camp-chair (he doesn’t jump on it, but climbs onto it ;-)) This has turned out very well, as he knows he’s “place” in any campsite and we can tell him to get onto he’s chair at any time and he does. He spends most of he’s time in he’s chair and knows the perimeter (which he has marked) in any campsite.

It can be quite cold here, this time of year, especially in the evenings, so pack warm clothes.
We had hoped to go to
Port Renfrew, which we had visited before, but found it too cold.

NEXT: Rathtrevor Beach 2019.

More of Erik’s Epic Adventure coming soon.

Day-trips from French Beach:

Jordan River 

Juan de Fuca Provincial Park

Botanical Beach Provincial Park

Port Renfrew


 Sooke Potholes Provincial Park


French Beach 2015

French Beach 2010


    • It is, most of the Provincial Parks especially on the island are like that. We do, even though I get very nervous when hubby drives through cities and passes 😉


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