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Torrance Beach (Torrance County Beach)

Location: 387 Paseo de la Playa, Torrance, CA 90501

How to get there

Take the Harbor Freeway South (110) exit Pacific Coast Highway, beach located along Paseo de la Playa.

About Torrance

South of Redondo Beach is Torrance Beach, and the line between is unclear at times.  But down in Torrance things are a little quieter and that makes this a great swim and surf beach has wide expanses of sand between Redondo down to the  Palos Verdes peninsula and Rossler Point park.

Rat Beach is the name for the southern most section while Burnout Beach is the Centre and the northern section which borders into Redondo is the main part of the Torrance beach.

Like many of the best beaches in Los Angeles it has had a turn as the backdrop of a major TV show.  In this case there was a season of 90210 which featured the beach prominently.

 Surfers delight in the waves at Burnout and will often be seen there the whole summer.  Organized surf camps use this beach which can make it crowded in the summer, but you are able to surf almost anywhere on the beach.

For biking enthusiasts there is a seasonal branch of Perry's Cafe at Redondo where you can rent bikes and book tours.

Torrance Beach

Parking fees: Winter $2.00 to $6.00; Summer $3.00 to $7.00

Food: Restaurants nearby including a typical array of beach foods.  It is a short walk away from the beach but try the L&L Hawaiian BBQ for a treat!  Located 1821 S. Catalina Ave. it is official Redondo but in practice just two blocks from Miramar Park at the center of Burnout Beach.

Lifeguard stations are located every 100 yards down the beach and are open all day.

Related information:


Here is Torrance Beach on the map.


Nearby Attractions

While most people visit the beach just for a day of sand, sun, surf and fun, there are actually many interesting attractions all within easy reach of the beach. So if you want to combine some activities in a day in the area, or simply want to allow some members of your group to do different things, then consider some of these nearby attractions.

Point Dume - At the end of the beach, visible as you look all the way to the left while facing the sea, Point Dume is a rocky promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. It is most interesting as a rock climbing location as the rocking mound forms a natural climbing wall with very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are perfect for the beginner or training, or simply for those simply wishing to try out natural rock climbing.

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