Torrance Beach, California


 County: Los Angeles    Information: 800-228-8890  

Torrance Beach is a beautiful, soft sand beach framed by the hills of Palos Verdes south of Redondo Beach. The one and a half miles of smooth sand is lifeguard patrolled and offers swings for kids, volleyball nets, bath house facilities and public parking for a small fee. You must park on a hill above and walk down sets of stairs or a ramp to gain access to the beach, where you can swim, surf, play and wander along several coves.

 

BEACHCALIFORNIA.COM did not know about Torrance Beach until you, the viewers, contacted us and invited us to visit your special spot. It's not on the beaten path, and is overshadowed (literally) by the hills that tower to its south and by Southern California's better known neighboring haunts of Redondo, Manhattan and Hermosa Beaches. Torrance is one of those sleeper beaches in which long time residents of nearby Redondo Beach told us they did not think much about Torrance having a beach and perceived the location more as a continuation of their beloved Redondo. Unlike its neighbors north, there are no hotels, piers or commercial offerings here, except for a cute food concession, Alfredo's, which is open in the summer. There's an easy going feel on this laid back beach where the sloped grounds and fenced yards of houses on the hill line the beach, creating an atmosphere more of a neighborhood than a tourist attraction. 

 

Best known for its friendly atmosphere that makes doing business easier, the City of Torrance is home to corporate offices for numerous companies from computer firms to auto manufacturers. Commuters who drive daily to Torrance, enjoy its convenient location near the 405 San Diego Freeway and a few miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. Many of those commuters know Torrance for its hotels, shopping centers, entertainment facilities and parks. Few of them have time or interest to visit Torrance Beach, however.

 

From the City of Torrance we discovered that it is the site of the annual Daily Breeze International Surf Festival which attracts thousands each summer. Torrance also hosts the nation's largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Observance each May, Mobil 10k run each spring and Torrance Beach Cities Team Triathlon in September, Bunka-Sai Japanese Festival, Gourmet Food and Wine Festival, and the Torrance shorts Film Festival. 

Torrance Beach

 County: Los Angeles    Information: 800-228-8890  

 
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Torrance Beach where couples stroll hand in hand, a paved path from Redondo Beach comes to an end and birds enjoy the sand. 


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