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.

St. Simons Lighthouse, St. Simons Island, Georgia
Photo: Courtesy of The Georgia Department of Economic Development

St. Simons Lighthouse, St. Simons Island, Georgia

Above the waves at this quiet beachfront on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, you may still hear the echoes of a decades-old killing. In 1880, an argument between head keeper Frederick Osborne and assistant John Stevens ended with a fatal gunshot. John, never charged in the case, continued to tend the light. But legend says he often heard the accusing sound of Frederick's footsteps at night in the vacant tower. Over the years, many others have claimed to hear the footfalls. The tower invites climbing the 129-step spiral staircase―if you dare; 912/638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.

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