The photo above was taken at French Beach west of Sooke BC. It was a very hot day in July and what looked like steam was rising from the over-heated sand exposed at low tide. Families were building things in the sand, or walking along the beach.
French Beach is a Provincial Park about an hour west of Victoria BC. There is a lovely campground and a large parking area for day visitors. The trail to the beach is downhill but paved, and at the bottom of the hill next to the beach is a grassed area with playground, picnic tables and pit toilet.
French Beach is a wonderful place for a day trip but if you plan to spend the night in the campground bring warm clothes because this campground is in the fog zone and can be cold in early morning.