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“Greek Isle Views, Surfers,Dolphins”

Torrance State Beach
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Private Helicopter Tour of Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach
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Torrance, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Greek Isle Views, Surfers,Dolphins”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Torrance Beach is tucked away at the base of Palos Verdes Peninsula at the southern end of Santa Monica Bay. Looking up at the red tiled roofs and colors of PV from the beach is like looking at a Greek Isle.You always see surfers here and often see dolphins in pods on winter and spring mornings in particular. The beach has a ramp suitable for strollers and universal access.
If you head south, the sandy beach runs into rocks below the cliffs, so walking toward PV means scrambling unless you climb the path up to the top.In the other direction toward Redondo Pier, there is a wonderful bluff top walkway that is dog friendly with a corresponding no pets allowed walking trail and a designated bike trail on the beach itself. Starting from Torrance Beach and walking north, the Redondo Peir is three to four miles round trip depending on how far you go. There are no restaurants per se on the beach--you have to walk a couple of blocks inland to find them--but some sidewalk vendors sell drinks and snack items almost year round and you can stop at the pier.There is a large parking lot at Torrance Beach plus lots of metered street parking, with free parking on side streets available at non-peak times. I like the beach best in the winter months when it is less crowded;however, on weekends the paths are always full of walkers and bicyclists. It is a beautiful stretch of the California coast.

Visited July 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Great spot to go night fishing and hang with friends”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Good fishing for skate sharks and rays at night if the seaweed is not to bad. Sunset is nice and just a good lace to catch up with friends.

Visited January 2012
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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“the mellow end of the beach mostly surfers”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

same great beach as Redondo but a little quieter and a great place to watch the surfers practice.

Visited July 2011
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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“My wife and I visited Torrance Beach 3...”
Reviewed September 25, 2010

My wife and I visited Torrance Beach 3 times on our visit to the area. The beach is at the end of Redondo Beach, but we found this end of the beach to be the best. We were fortunate enough to see wild dolphins close to the beach as well as lots of sea birds. There are plenty of rest rooms and a great sandy beach. The area also feels extremely safe especially at night.

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