This stunning, soft sand, 1.5-mile beach is framed by the hills of Palos Verdes just south of Redondo Beach. It's a unique coastal setting with a small town charm and a variety of hotels just two miles east. Back in the 1950s there was a well-known beach club in Torrance which attracted many Hollywood celebrities looking to get away from it all. Today, Torrance is the ideal family destination with its low-key, casual ambiance — and close proximity to top sights and attractions for families who also want to do Disneyland and Universal Studios.
For those who want a hassle-free beach vacation, consider the fact Torrance Beach offers a significant amount of parking, plenty of restrooms, lifeguards are on duty all summer long, and a 22-mile paved and lit beach path which heads up to Santa Monica that is perfect for walking or cycling. Vacationers can also channel their inner Californian and learn to surf with a half or full-day "Perfect Day Surf Camp" at cpsurfshop.com. Locals also recommend the "killer" breakfast burrito or milkshakes at Surfside Grill which is right on the beach (a rarity in Southern California) and offers an unmatched view.
The Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP) say "There's perhaps no beach bike ride more entertaining in all of America than the 22-mile South Bay Bike Trail from just north of Santa Monica to Torrance which takes you through some of the most interesting beach towns anywhere." If you start in Torrance, you'll visit Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Malibu as well as other famous spots along the way. Bikes can be rented at Redondo Pier at Marina Bike Rentals, at the Torrance Marriott, or the Sports Chalet across from the Doubletree by Hilton.
Hotel accommodations are easy to come by — and often much less expensive than elsewhere in Southern California. Travelers can find hotels from budget to deluxe represented by all of the major brands including Best Western, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn, Doubletree by Hilton, Extended Stay America, Homestead Studio Suites, Marriott, Miyako Hybrid Hotel, Ramada, Residence Inn by Marriott, Staybridge Suites, and Travelodge. The extensive range of facilities available varies by hotel but includes guest rooms, suites, and fully-equipped apartment-style suites with kitchens, plus amenities such as spas, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centers, barbecue areas, fireplaces, kids programs, Jacuzzis, pet-friendly accommodations, complimentary breakfast and Internet access, and more. Rates at these properties range from from $79 to $249 based upon availability.
For additional information or to book a room, travelers can visit http://www.discovertorrance.com, call 855-310-7878, or send an e-mail to email@example.com. The Discover Torrance office is located at 3400 Torrance Boulevard, Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90503.