Goat Island, South Carolina Information

A little History...

The once uninhabited strip of land between the 2 wearying civilizations of Mt. Pleasant and Isle of Palms was originally called Eagle Island. After a man, his wife and their herd of goats claimed squaters rights on the island it become known as Goat Island, a sanctuary for those looking to escape the burdens of a depleted post WWI economy.


 In the early 1930’s, Henry and Blanche Holloway were in search of such a retreat; a place where they could fend for themselves with the ability to refuse to live under society's rules and regulations and dodge the watchful eye of a community. These two nomads lived under the palm fronds and atop marsh land changing locations with the waters ebbs and flows. Only 200 yards from civilization, they chose to live solely off the island inhabited at that time only by a herd of goats.

Goat Island Today

Some 80+ years later the small strip of land between Mt. Pleasant and the Isle of Palms is still known as Goat Island and continues to be sought after by many hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of life in the city. Still separated from civilization by water, this small and simple rustic island continues to be a relaxing retreat for the lucky ones who are able to visit or live there.

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Located on the Intracoastal waterway, Goat Island is unique because of its accessibility only by boat and its natural marshland. Only a minute boat ride to the Isle of Palms Marina and a 20 minute boat ride to either the Charleston Harbor to the South or Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge to the North.

If you are seeking an authentic laidback getaway, leave the mainland and venture to Goat Island for your next vacation. Explore our awesome Goat Island vacation rental home.


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