Goat Island is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway between the Isle of Palms and Mount Pleasant. There are no bridges to the island and the closest marina is the Isle of Palms Marina and is just a one minute boat ride from the marina.
Named for the earliest known inhabitants on the island, a herd of goats, no one lived on the island until the Holloways moved there in the 1930s to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They lived there for decades without shelter and living off of the island and handouts from passersby. Eventually mainlanders came over and built homes there as they too sought to live a more quiet existence.
Today there are still few inhabitants on the island but the homes that do grace this almost unspoiled sanctuary are fit with all the modern conveniences. However, there is still the feeling of being away from it all on Goat Island. This is a special treat for those who love to fish and boat and if you are craving a little bit of the “real world;” Wild Dunes and the shopping and restaurants on Isle of Palms are just a boat ride away!