Sun, sea and spooks: Scar­ily haunted beaches

If you’re head­ing off on hols, beware of these scary sands…

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Now you see her…

In the 1970s, five men vi­o­lently sex­u­ally as­saulted a pretty young hitch-hiker on Jenny Dixon Beach in New South Wales, Aus­tralia. Their vic­tim died from her in­juries – but not be­fore vow­ing re­venge on the rapists. Within months, three of the at­tack­ers had died in car crashes. The re­main­ing two, ter­ri­fied they were cursed, com­mit­ted sui­cide. Now the young woman's spirit is said to hitch-hike along the road lead­ing to the beach. Many mo­torists have stopped to give her a lift - only for her to van­ish from the back seats of their cars. Jenny Dixon beach also has an­other ghost - a mourn­ing mother search­ing for her child who was killed in a ship­wreck off the coast in the mid 1800s. She stands star­ing out to sea with her arms out­stretched, eter­nally hop­ing for her miss­ing child to run into her em­brace.

Aye aye, me hearties!

Sand­wood Bay in Suther­land, Scot­land, is a stretch of de­serted, windswept coast­line. It's a four-mile walk from the near­est car park, so should you de­cide to ex­plore it, you might have it all to your­self - ex­cept for the ghosts, that is! The beach is said to be haunted by the spir­its of sev­eral sea­men who drowned when their ship was wrecked on rocks be­fore a light­house was built there in 1828. Peo­ple stay­ing at Sand­wood Bay Cot­tage, a now-derelict cot­tage near the beach, have re­ported see­ing the phan­tom of a tall sailor with a beard knock­ing on the win­dows.

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