Arroyo Hondo Beach is in the town of Benalmadena, about 20km from Malaga and is named after the river of the same name, which after crossing through the town, flows into the sea at the beach. 400 metres long and 20 metres wide, Arroyo Hondo beach is known for its coarse dark sand and calm, clear blue sea.
It is very easy to reach as it runs alongside the main road and is split into two parts, one that follows the natural line of the sea and the other, which has been regenerated to make a wider beach area. This beach is quieter than some others in this area, especially in the mid to low season, which is lovely if you want to just relax and soak up the sun. There is car parking, a cafeteria, and restaurant and you can hire hammocks, sun loungers and parasols.