Like so many sections of the West Coast coastlines, Mystic Beach is often heard before it is seen. Hailed as one of the area’s most scenic beaches, the campsite here is the first along the eastern section of the Juan de Fuca Trail.

A walk through a forested trail leads to a set of stairs made, in part, by a fallen tree. At their base is the wild West Coast – the perfect destination for a day hike or overnight camp. It’s a favourite destination for Wilderness School youth, and with the help of the TrailRider we have made some memories there with Adaptive Recreation participants too. Be sure to add this short hike to you list of adventures in 2019, either as a day trip, overnight or as part of a bigger exploration of the Juan de Fuca Trail.

Know before you go

The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is designed as a wilderness hiking trail. Hiking conditions are always changing, and hikers should get up-to-date information before hiking. Be sure to check park information and current weather before you go.

Prepare to adventure safely with trip planning tips.

How to get there

Located on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park extends from China Beach, just west of the community of Jordan River, to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew. The park is accessed by vehicle at various points along West Coast Highway 14 between Jordan River and Port Renfrew. Mystic Beach is accessible via the trailhead at China Beach.