Alcossebre's history goes back to the 13th century, when it already belonged to the municipal district of Alcalà de Xivert.1260 saw the repopulation of Alcossebre by order of the Master of the Knights Templar. Until the 20th century land in Alcossebre remained mainly under the control of landowners from Alcalà, and it wasn't until the 60s that tourism began to take off, altering with it the traditional dynamic of the place and the people.
Industry is accounted for by clothing manufacturing, construction material depots, oil mills, as well as a number of fruit warehouses, where many of the district's fruits are sold. Construction is another important local industry.
What to see
In Alcalà de Xivert, be sure to visit the parish church, the bell tower and Xivert castle. In Alcossebre, you can explore the whole area along the coast, including the marina and the beaches, such as the Playa de las Fuentes. Head up to the Santa Lucía hermitage, a wonderful vantage point from which you can look out over the coastline of Castellón.
It has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers, mild winters and hardly any rainfall. The average annual temperature is 15.8ºC. The district is spread out over more than 10 km of coastline, while some of the nearby mountains have an altitude of 145 m. The sea and mountains dominate the landscape: the proximity between the two is the first thing that catches your eye when you arrive in Alcossebre. Plains and mountains contrast with the beaches and cliffs scattered along the coast.