BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: China Beach
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Beach - Gently sloping shore of unconsolidated material along the margins of a sea, lake, or river
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE of Port Renfrew, SW side of Vancouver Island, Renfrew Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 48°25'56''N, 124°05'28''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92C/8
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92C
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 December 1976 on 92C/8 as a well-established local name.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"China Beach" recalls the earlier name of Uglow Creek, known to loggers in the early days as China Creek.
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions