Beach on the Strait of Juan de Fuca
near Jordan River on southern Vancouver Island, is part of the Juan
de Fuca Provincial Park.
A good trail leads down through rain forest to a long sandy beach,
fairly steep but well graded and suitable for day and family hikers
at any time of the year.
This popular and sweeping beach is about a 15 minute hike down,
and a 25 minute climb back up to the parking lot.
China Beach is the eastern trailhead for the 47 kilometre Juan
de Fuca Marine Trail.
adorns the shores along China Beach
should remember that China Beach falls within Juan de Fuca Provincial
Park, and therefore shells, stones and marine animals may not be
There are toilet facilities available, but no camping is permitted.
travel 37 km on Highway 14 towards Port
Renfrew. The turn off to the China Beach parking area is 4 km
after the Jordan River bridge.
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Trail information for Vancouver Island is provided in three superb
Hiking Trails guides by the Vancouver
Island Trails Information Society.