As one of Los Angeles County’s beach cities, Torrance and the nearby Miyako Hotel Torrance offer a welcome antidote to the busy atmosphere of downtown. With Torrance’s deep rooted relationship with Asian culture, its many artistic institutions and of course, its tranquil beaches, there’s nothing quite like a weekend away in Torrance, even if you’re an LA local.
Of course, vacationers from the city will probably have an idea of where best to spend their downtime. Newcomers capitalizing on California hotel offers might want a few pointers though. This blog will explore some of the best beaches in the Torrance area and the harbors for boat mooring, amenities and sailing trips. One of the primary draws of Los Angeles Beach cities is in the very name – its beaches!
Torrance County Beach
With a history dating back to the late 18th century of Spanish colonialism, Torrance County Beach was eventually developed during the early 20th century and now comprises 40 acres worth of beach beside the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Though popular for tourists and surfers, this beach and surrounding bluff is less built up than other Los Angeles coastlines and is just six miles from the Miyako Japanese Hotel in Torrance.
King Harbor Marina
With the Hermosa Beach Strand a stone’s throw away, the King Harbor Marina is a clean and serene harbor that plays host to boat tours, personal and fishing vessels. With beachside attractions, entertainment districts and recreation areas not far away, you needn’t own a boat to take a walk along this beautiful harbor.
Seaside Lagoon is situated on the corner of King Harbor Marina and is a safe, fun spot for parents who don’t want their young children swimming in choppy waters. This lagoon comes complete with children’s play areas, picnicking spots and snack bars, whilst the fountains and slides of the shallow lagoon keep younger kids entertained for hours every summer.
Those looking for military landmarks and attractions in Torrance needn’t look further than Veteran’s Park, a 6.3 acre landscaped garden and monument that overlooks the Torrance coastline. With scenic viewpoints and children’s play areas, this coastal park is the perfect spot from which to orient yourself in the beautiful Torrance beach city.
Gaining its name from the fire that consumed the nearby Riviera Beach Club in 1958, Burnout Beach is considerably cooler now, what with it being a prime surfing spot and all. The area, the central part of Torrance Beach, is now frequented by surfers, sunbathers and spectators alike thanks to its Pacific Coast winds and thrilling waves.
Malaga Cove and its nearby Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline are popular surfing spots and nature reserves. With its tranquil beaches and hilly community houses, the beach is a beautiful walking spot and cafe hangout area. The scenic beaches here include Flat Rock Beach, Bluff Cove Trail, Malaga Dunes and many more panoramic vistas.