Fun in the Sun: 5 Beaches to Visit Near Torrance


If you’re heading to the Golden State on vacation and want to hit the beach, hotels near Torrance, CA, put you within easy access to some truly stunning, sandy beaches. Whether you’re looking to catch some waves or bask under the Californian sun, there’s a beach for you.

Embrace the SoCal beach bum lifestyle at our 5 favorite beaches near Torrance. 

1. Torrance County Beach

For guests of the Miyako Hybrid Hotel, look no further than Torrance’s own beach – which is perfect for those not wanting to stray too far. This is the most southern of the three beaches that form the ‘South Bay’ beaches of California. It’s a sweeping 1.5 miles in length, noted for its pristine sand. Torrance Beach tends to be quieter than neighboring beaches, both for sunbathing and surfing. The beach is loved by the locals for its sensational sunsets, and it’s overall family-friendly vibes. 

2. Redondo County Beach

Redondo County Beach is a 1.5 mile beach that runs south from the Redondo Beach Pier and meets Torrance Beach. The pier is very popular for dining, or you can visit the Redondo Beach Farmer’s Market on a Thursday morning and gather a healthy beach picnic. Besides surfing, swimming and sunbathing – Redondo Beach also has a sailing school, South Bay Sailing. 

For those traveling with very young children – consider the Seaside Lagoon as an alternative. This public, man-made swimming pool is formed by the sea. It’s shallow and free of waves, and has water slides for them to enjoy!

3. Hermosa Beach

From the Spanish word for ‘beautiful’ you can see how this gorgeous beach earned its name! Hermosa Beach is the most casual of the South Bay beaches, and home to a friendly local crowd of surfers and skaters. The beachfront sidewalk, The Strand, is usually alight with runners, walkers, and cyclists. You can bring (or hire locally) a rod and fish from Hermosa Pier. Hermosa Beach is popular with families, couples and groups of friends. Complete a soothing day at Hermosa Beach with a calming massage at your local Torrance spa

4. Manhattan County Beach

Manhattan County Beach is a 2 mile long strip attached to the upmarket community of Manhattan Beach. It’s very popular with sunbathers and gets very busy at weekends and during the summer. The beach has around 100 sand volleyball courts and you can surf and windsurf safely. You can ease any aches and pains at nearby Torrance massage places afterward. Very family-friendly, there is a children’s play area and a stroll along the Manhattan Beach Pier leads you to an aquarium.

5. Venice Beach

If you fancy venturing slightly further afield for your beach day – check out Venice Beach, which is a 30-minute drive north from hotels near Torrance, CA. The palm-lined beach boasts soft, white sand and world-class surf spots. The town is known for its boho vibes, street performers and boutiques. There are skate parks, free recreation areas, and quirky street graffiti. 

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