This article is about the municipality. For the international music festival, see Festival Internacional de Benicàssim.

Benicàssim and Desert de les Palmes mountains from the air, 2011.


Coat of arms

Location in Spain

Coordinates: 40°03′19″N 0°03′51″E / 40.05528°N 0.06417°E / 40.05528; 0.06417Coordinates: 40°03′19″N 0°03′51″E / 40.05528°N 0.06417°E / 40.05528; 0.06417
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Castelló
Comarca Plana Alta
Judicial district Castelló de la Plana
  Alcalde Francesc Colomer Sánchez (2007) (PSOE)
  Total 36.1 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2008)
  Total 18,098
  Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Benicassut, benicassuda
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12560
Official language(s) Spanish and Valencian
Website Official website
Terrers Beache (Benicàssim)

Benicàssim (Valencian pronunciation: [beniˈkasim], Spanish: Benicasim, Arabic: بنو قاسم according to numismatic findings)[1] is a municipality and beach resort located in the province of Castelló, on the Costa del Azahar in Spain. The Desert de les Palmes mountain range further inland shelters the town from the north wind. The name is derived from the Banu Qasim tribe, a segment of the Kutama Berbers that settled the area during the 8th century Moorish conquest of Spain.

Benicassim is located 13 km north of the town of Castelló de la Plana, at the north end of the Valencian Community. The town has a population of 18,098. Its economy is largely based on tourism; the town is well known for its beaches and its music festivals such as Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB) and the Rototom Sunsplash.


Benicassim has 6 kilometers of sandy beaches linked by a promenade. The five beaches in this stretch of coast are named

The beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag quality certification since 1987.

Desierto de las Palmas

Benicassim is next to the "Desert de les Palmes" mountains whose highest peak is Mount Bartolo at 729 meters. The Columbretes Islands are usually visible from the summit of the mountain.



Vía Verde

The ”Vía Verde” (green way) is a 5.5 km long cycle path along the rugged coast between the resort towns of Benicassim and Oropesa.


  2. INVATTUR Archived September 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Archived September 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Instituto Valenciano de Tecnologías Turísticas.

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