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.

Point Sur Lightstation, Big Sur, California
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Point Sur Lightstation, Big Sur, California

Who wouldn't want to linger at such a lovely location? Maybe that explains the gentleman in the 19th-century keeper's uniform seen inside the visitors center. Point Sur's beacon has shone since 1889 atop a massive volcanic rock just offshore in the amazingly scenic Big Sur area. Non-spectral beings can visit during scheduled tours―weekends and Wednesdays year-round. For the most deliciously spooky atmosphere, take a "moonlight tour;" 831/625-4419 or pointsur.org.

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