China Beach is located approximatively 75.3 km west of Victoria, on the West Coast Road of southern Vancouver Island. . . only a short 4.5 km drive past Jordan River. Turn into the China Beach turn off, when you’ll notice a parking lot to the right. This is for the Mystic beach Juan de Fuca Trail (which is discussed further on). The China Beach parking is just a bit further on your left.
China Beach is a large fine sand beach, ideal for picnics, sand castle building and relaxing. The easy 15 min graded trail from the parking lot to the beach allows easy access for most everyone. There’s a long set of stairs just before arriving at the water.
Hidden waterfall: Walk to the western end of the beach where you will see a tall rock wall covered with green moss, then keep following the wall toward the west and then take a right. This magnificent waterfall can be easily missed if you don’t take the time to walk all the way to the end.
Bear and Cougars:
Remember this is bear and cougar country so please take the usual wildlife precautions.