Nestled between Malaga Cove and Redondo Beach, Torrance Beach offers nearly 1.5 miles of fun in the sun along the base of the cliffs that overlook the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Activities abound on the warm, soft sand offering a bike path and volleyball nets and plenty of swimming, surfing, and scuba or skin diving right off the shore.
The area is well-known by the locals as Rat Beach, which stands for “Right After Torrance” or “Redondo And Torrance Beach.” This is because this region is shared by both areas, and neighbors Manhattan and Hermosa beaches. You’ll find tons of parking as well as restrooms and showers, so you can clean off after playing in the sand and water all day. And if you find that you never want to leave, there’s plenty of great Torrance apartments nearby.
Let’s learn more about this quiet enclave on the coastline:
If you enjoy riding a bike, you’ll want to bring it with you to Torrance Beach. This part of the California coast is where The Strand beach bike path begins, a 22-mile one-way ride that starts at Torrance Beach and ends at Will Rogers State Beach in Malibu. Along that distance you can find a wide array of places to rest, relax, and recharge at a variety of cafes, restaurants, and bars.
Bars and Restaurants
If you don’t feel like pedaling your way along the 22-mile expanse of The Strand, you can still enjoy a fine selection of eateries offering everything from traditional American fare to Japanese to Mexican to Italian. No matter what you’re craving, you’re sure to have a meal that will satisfy any hunger. You can find a number of wine bars and pubs to wet your whistle and, when your meal is finished, enjoy a tasty sweet treat at any of the ice cream shops and bakeries that make Torrance Beach a popular foodie destination.
Here are just a few you might want to visit the next time you’re in town:
No visit to the area is complete without stopping into this family-owned bake shop. Established in 1984, the Torrance Bakery makes pastries and desserts to please every palate in addition to offering salads and sandwiches for heartier appetites. But they are probably best-known for their Buttermilk Sticks, which can best be described as a churro crossed with a donut. They are absolutely scrumptious!
King’s Hawaiian Bakery and Restaurant
You’ve no doubt enjoyed King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls before. Now come check out the company’s walk-in restaurant and bakery. This is the place to go when you want to start your day with a tasty breakfast. One of their specialties is the King’s Hawaiian French Toast made with their signature Hawaiian bread. If you’re looking for something other than French Toast, not to worry, they offer a full breakfast menu.
It’s true that Torrance Beach offers a wealth of outdoor activities, parking, and places to enjoy a meal out with friends and family. But if there’s one thing that the area has in abundance is gorgeous views. You can see all the way down the 40 acres of California coastline that make up Torrance Beach while visiting this area. Overlooking the Palos Verdes Peninsula, this beautiful region has some of the most memorable scenery from sunrise to sunset.
So if it’s a tranquil and uncrowded scenic paradise you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Torrance Beach.