This beautiful, soft sand beach has 40 acres of beach and is at the foot of cliffs which extend to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Amenities include restrooms, a concession stand, showers, The Strand (aka South Bay Bike Trail, aka Marvin Braude Bike Trail), beach wheelchairs, volleyball nets, and over 300 parking spaces. Torrance Beach is great for swimming, fishing, scuba and skin diving, and surfing. Lifeguards are on the beach during daylight hours.
RAT Beach or “Right After Torrance” Beach is located in a cove between Torrance Beach and Malaga Cove. Due to the limited access to the beach, it is often not very crowded. No roads lead there so visitors can only enter the beach by walking from either Torrance Beach or the Palos Verdes Beach & Athletic Club. This cove is a popular local surf and windsurfing spot, and the world famous giant kelp forests just off the coast offer great diving as well as spear fishing.