China Beach

Feature Type:Beach - Gently sloping shore of unconsolidated material along the margins of a sea, lake, or river.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE of Port Renfrew, SW side of Vancouver Island, Renfrew Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°25'56''N, 124°05'28''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92C/8
Related Maps: 92C

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