"Rat Beach", or "Right After Torrance" Beach and "Redondo and Torrance" Beach, is located on southern Santa Monica Bay in Torrance, between Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Estates, in Los Angeles County, California
Rat beach is located in a cove in between Torrance Beach and Malaga Cove. It is usually not very crowded, due to the limited access to the beach. There are no roads to it, needing a walk either from Torrance Beach or the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club. Due to its location in a cove and the large forests of kelp just offshore, the beach collects a lot of kelp on the shores and in the water.
The beach is a popular local surf, windsurfing, diving and spear fishing spot. The giant and world famous kelp forests just off the coast offer great diving as well as spear fishing. The small crowd the beach receives also attracts windsurfers and surfers, although the beach's waves are not normally very big.