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Goat Island (Mokuauia)

Goat Island on the north side of Oahu, Hawaii

Swimming out to Goat Island, Oahu, Hawaii

Sun settting at Goat Island, Oahu, Hawaii

The beach on Goat Island, Oahu, Hawaii

Waves at Goat Island, Oahu, Hawaii

Scenes from Goat Island.

Up on the North East point of Oahu, there’s an island shaped like a goat. It’s a few hundred yards out and when the tides are low you can simply walk to the island from the beach (wear some old shoes if you do). If the tides are a bit higher, it’s much easier and safer to paddle out using a body board or surfboard. After a fun rock climbing session in Mokule’ia, we made our way out here to relax and share a few brews on the beach. Of course, there are plenty of other beautiful beaches to relax on but there’s something a bit more special about sitting on a beach on what feels like your own private island. Especially when that island is shaped like a goat.

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This story was last modified on May 18, 2013. (Originally published in March 2011.)

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