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French Beach Campground

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A beautiful campground, open year-round (with limited services). French Beach is one of the most popular campgrounds in the area, and as the summer months hit, the “no vacancy” sign stays up until fall, so book early.

French Beach Provincial Park is a popular day-use area sharing the one-kilometer-long beach with the French Beach Campground along the Juan de Fuca Strait.


French Beach Campground offers large private sites, and some can accommodate units over 32ft. Most sites are shaded and quite private, and every site is outfitted with a fire pit and picnic table. There are no powered sites.

  • There are walking trails through the forest and down to the beach. The day-use area has a playground, picnic tables and fire pits
  • A private and well-equipped group area is also available during the main camping season
  • A Sani-Station is available located across the road
  • Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season


Campground Info:

Summer Season (Reservable): April – September
Winter Season: End of October – March

  • Summer Season (Reservable):
    • It’s highly recommended to reserve your summer camping spots as French Beach Campground runs at capacity for the summer. Make a Reservation
  • Shoulder Season:
    • Reservations are not required
    • $25 per site (at time of writing)
    • Operates on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Cash only
    • Services such as potable water and firewood are available
  • Winter Season:
    • Reduced fees are in effect
    • No water or firewood is available


French Beach Provincial Park lies on the picturesque Strait of Juan de Fuca, off the west coast of southern Vancouver Island. With its meandering trails through luscious forests as well as a vast expanse of green grass that overlooks this pebble-and-sand beach, it is no wonder why visitors flock here to take part in peaceful picnics and refreshing dips in the ocean.


Spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains await you at this 1,600-meter beachfront park. Here, you can explore nature’s wonders while spotting wildlife or simply take in the scenery.

*Information is correct to the best of our knowledge, it is not guaranteed and can change. We welcome updates.

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