Gorgeous during the day, spectacular at sunset, the view from Heceta Head Lighthouse turns otherworldly at night. The beam, 205 feet above the waves, sweeps across the Pacific, visible for 21 miles on a clear night. Far below, waves hiss and boom against the rocks. Way out there, across the dark sea, awaits adventure.
But don’t run off seeking thrills, or you’ll miss the lavish seven-course breakfast at the old keeper’s house, now the Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast. Better to snuggle back under your down duvet in one of the six pastel-colored guest rooms.
Tip: If you’d like to meet Rue, the friendly lady ghost who supposedly haunts the house, your best bet is Victoria’s Room.
Book it: Rates start at $133; 866/547-3696; or hecetalighthouse.com