Situated on Spain's Mediterranean coast, Alcossebre is a traditional resort offering a quality of life and peace of mind not found in more mainstream Spanish locations. Spotless beaches, superb golf courses and walks ranging in difficulty from leisurely to strenuous in the gentle hills of the Sierra D'Irta National Park are here to be enjoyed at any time of the year. Local building regulations ensure that no high-rise hotels or office blocks will ever mar the landscape and when it comes to property, the excellent quality of build, combined with very competitive prices in one of the most beautiful regions of Spain make Alcossebre an attractive proposition for any prospective buyer and the time to buy is NOW.
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Alcossebre - Alcalà de Xivert
Located in the northeast of the province of Castellón, in the Baix Maestrat region, it has a population of nearly 7,000. Well connected by road, through the N-340 and A-7 motorway, as well as by train, as part of the Valencia-Barcelona line, it is only one hour from Valencia airport.
Alcossebre's history goes back to the 13th century, when it 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.
Climate and Landscape
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.