RAT Beach

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Right After Torrance (RAT) Beach is the unofficial name of a short stretch of Los Angeles County unincorporated beach, officially known as Torrance County Beach, located along southern Santa Monica Bay, contiguous to the city of Torrance, California and neighboring Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County.[1]


RAT beach is located in a cove in between Torrance Beach and Malaga Cove.[2] 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 presence of a large kelp forest just offshore, the beach collects a lot of kelp on the shores and in the water.

Beach Activities[edit]

The beach is a popular local surf, windsurfing, diving and spear fishing spot. The world famous giant kelp forest 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "R.A.T. Beach". South Bay Magazine. July 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Barker, Aaron (December 9, 2022). "Watch: Aerial video shows Southern California cliff collapsing onto beach". FOX Weather. Retrieved December 10, 2022.

Coordinates: 33°48′13″N 118°23′41″W / 33.80361°N 118.39472°W / 33.80361; -118.39472