East Brother Light Station

B&b in East Bay

Most Bay Area residents have never heard of this speck of an island off the East Bay city of Richmond, and even fewer know that the East Brother Light Station is a five-room Victorian B&B. Spend the night in the romantic lighthouse or fog-signal building (the foghorn blares from October 1 to April 1). Access is by boat; reserve ahead.

Resident innkeepers serve afternoon hors d’oeuvres and champagne, and after dinner you can stroll around the breezy 0.75-acre islet and rummage through historical photos and artifacts.