Life on Goat Island

Goat Island, South Carolina is a small barrier island, 200 yards across the Intracoastal Waterway from Isle of Palms, S.C.

In the early ’30s, a man and his wife, Blanche and Henry Holloway, lived there in self-exile without electricity or water, with a herd of goats. Both Henry and Blanche had passsed away by 1963.

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.