Hi Susan! Sorry for the delay. Seems that I posted my reply to myself on my own wall. LOL. Great to meet you! I saw your post as well about your trips in BC.
French Beach and China Beach are both fabulous, especially for those of us who love boondocking. However, they are both jam packed for reservations throughout the summer. They are old style campgrounds with pit toilets and excellent quality water.
China Beach has about 12 "first come first serve" sites, but French Beach is all pre-reserved.
There is also a 'free' sani-dump just across the road from the French Beach campground.
That said, I live in Victoria and I'd love to stop by your campsite if you're at either French Beach or China Beach this summer. It would be so cool to connect with you!
Unless it's as hot as it's been this past week, I will be at China Beach July 12-16.