Haunted Spots on the Coast

Get spooked this Halloween at some of the coast's scariest hotels, inns, and lighthouses.

Top 15 Haunted Lighthouses

Even ghosts seem to love these majestic lighthouses. Take a tour of the spooky beacons or spend the night—if you dare.

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Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, California
Photo: Bob Berkowitz

Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, California

The lighthouse sits near downtown on a little peninsula (or, if the tide's in, on a little island; one should plan carefully unless one wishes to swim back to shore). Perhaps the resident phantom feels safe here, since the sturdy building with the light on top survived the 1964 tsunami that destroyed much of Crescent City. The spirit seems playful, setting a rocking chair in motion and moving a caretaker's bedroom slippers in the middle of the night. However, the caretakers' cats react warily to its presence. Slippers, cats … could it be the ghost of a dog? The lighthouse is open Wednesday-Sunday, April through September. During the off-season, visitors can wander the grounds; 707/464-3089 or delnortehistory.org/lighthouse.

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