Torrance Beach is the last beach that the South Bay Bike Path runs through. It is a clean, white sandy beach with a great view of the Palos Verdes cliffs. It starts at approximately Miramar Park to the North and ends at Palos Verdes. At the South end of the beach there is a 4 mile out and back trail called Malaga Cove Trail that takes you Flat Rock Point where there are some great tide pools to see. Parking for Torrance Beach can be found in the lot at 387 Paseo De La Playa where you can purchase a parking pass for $7.00 (or $2 or $3 if you come later in the day) to display on your dashboard. You can also find free street parking on Paseo De La Playa and metered parking on Esplanade and Catalina Avenue and then walk down to Miramar park and take the stairway down to the beach or back to the main parking lot to get to one of the ramps leading down to the beach. If you park in the Main Lot, you can pay with a credit card or cash. If you park on Esplanade, bring quarters for the meters as they do not take credit cards - the fee is $1 per hour and is enforced from 5 am - 9 pm.
Ramp down to Beach from street level
Restrooms are available at the beach as are outdoor showers. Food and beverages are available on the beach near the the beach parking lot at on the sand at Perrys At The Beach. There are tables and chairs with umbrellas to sit at and enjoy a snack right at the beach. Perry's has great grilled burgers, fries, and other items to satisfy your hunger without leaving the beach.
Torrance Beach Bike Path
If you bring bikes or rollerblades with you, you can take the bike beach path (which starts from the main paid parking lot at Paseo de la Playa) up to Redondo Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, or even all the way to Will Rogers State Beach (about a 40 mile all day round trip)! This beach is also known for great surfing, too. So bring a board and enjoy the waves!
Torrance Beach View North to Pier
Map of Torrance Beach