Right After Torrance (RAT) Beach is the unofficial name of a short stretch of unincorporated beach located along the southern Santa Monica Bay in Torrance, California, situated on the city's border with neighboring Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County.
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 world famous giant kelp forests just off the coast offer great diving as well as spear fishing. The uncrowded beach attracts windsurfers and surfers, although the beach's waves are not normally very big.
- "R.A.T. Beach". South Bay Magazine. July 25, 2013.