Goat Island (Mokuauia)

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Goat Island (Mokuauia)
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Kleime
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States434 contributions
Walked on the lava rocks and enjoyed the view of the waves breaking in the ocean. Always hear about the big waves of Hawaii but something to see them.
We were actually here in May of 2018 but that was no longer an option.
Written March 23, 2022
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kitkat242
Saint Louis, MO120 contributions
Friends
If you are looking for a bit of an adventure, make sure you make this one of your stops!

Park in the parking lot, but make sure you drive slowly, as there are LOTS of potholes. Leave all unnecessary materials locked in your car unless someone plans to stay on the beach with your stuff.

Walk through the picnic area to the shoreline; there will NOT be any signs. However, there is no need to worry as you can see the island clearly from the beach.

Depending on the time of day and the current, the water can get rather rocky. While most of the time the water is below your waist, at times it can get even higher. (If you are nervous, check the tide levels for your chosen day.) MAKE SURE to wear water shoes as it is rather rocky, and I'd also recommend bringing a boogie board or some other floating device.

Once you've made it across the water, you will have your own deserted island to enjoy! It's a nice place to walk around, swim, or even enjoy a picnic. I absolutely LOVED this excursion and would highly recommend it.
Written July 24, 2015
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whileIstillcan2
Denver, CO45 contributions
Family
On a previous visit to Oahu, my husband and I happened across the beach where people just started walking out into the ocean! We watched several couples, one with a small child, begin this journey. After googling walk to an island on Oahu, I figured it out and vowed to go. I started out with my daughter, who was stung by a jellyfish and had to turn back, but I went on alone. I had a total knee replacement 3 months ago and had this to prove to myself. It took
Written June 18, 2014
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jonnyss
menlo park, ca40 contributions
wow, i can see how the reviewer broke her toe. this is a very difficult walk. most of the bottom is irregularly covered with 6" to 8" loose slippery rocks. too small to balance on, easy to slip off. every 10 to 15' the bottom drops perhaps 18" so you are constantly stepping in holes. the surf is strong, even in the summer. paddle across on a surfboard if you have one or even a boogie board (but be aware there is strong current).
and once you get across, there's no there there. no birds, no sea life, no shells that we saw. it's just like the laie shoreline but no usable beach. well, it is round rather than curvilinear like the shoreline if that floats your boat.
Written August 4, 2022
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Melissa N
Winnipeg, Canada154 contributions
Friends
Just kidding I absolutely loved walking to the island and having my own private island but maybe we can keep it that way if we give it bad reviews so people aren't tempted to go .... :)
Written December 30, 2014
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lehmak
Seattle5 contributions
Goat Island is truly one of the most beautiful places I've seen. My husband and I found it accidentally while exploring a local beach. We decided to walk across to it and explore the area, and were so glad we did so. It is peaceful- there were maybe four other people there- if that many, and has a white sandy rock-free beach with crystal blue water.
Years later we decided to take our three teenaged boys there. We made it half way across when our youngest stepped on a sea urchan. Not knowing if they were poisonous or not, we left to take him to the ER. We were quickly told to pour vinegar over the spines, which was all of the treatment he needed. But, he is now scared of the water and he won't go back in.
In June we're going back to Oahu with our oldest son and will, once again, make the "walk" out to Goat island. This time we'll wait for low tide, or will bring a float of some sort with us. You must be strong on your feet or you must float over- one or the other. If you're wobbly or unsteady, don't try it. Also, wear shoes!
It is by far one of the most gorgeous places to go- don't miss it!
Written March 28, 2009
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Bob836
St. George, UT417 contributions
Couples
I have made my way over to Mokuauia Island a number of times. A pair of water shoes is a must. You can pick up a reasonably-price pair from the local Foodland grocery story in nearby Laie. Swimming or paddle boarding with swim fins usually produces a few cuts from the coral as you are lifted and dropped by the criss-crossing waves. I find it best to walk gingerly across on the coral. The water has never been more that chest deep. Take your time and hold your position until the rippled water calms and you can see your next step. It takes about 15 minutes to make it from shore to shore. Once there explore the perimeter of the island. Each side of the island is quite different. The views are spectacular. There is a perfect swimming beach in calm water. The sand is very fine and soft. Interesting shells wash ashore. We encountered a sunbathing sea lion on one trip. The inner vegetated areas of the island are off-limits--protected habitat for birds. Eggs in nests were clearly visible. Walking the perimeter of the island gives me a glimpse of how life emerged from volcanic land masses. Most of the time you can be alone on the island, and often there are no other footprints in the sand but your own. Truly a unique experience worthy of the effort to cross the coral laden bay.
Written June 26, 2012
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wannabeahulagirl
Alaska1 contribution
The island is a little piece of Paradise. We have been twice and are heading back this spring. Do wear foot protection if you plan to wade over. Our first jaunt over was during rough water and we were knocked off our feet a few times. Second time was a cake walk. Enjoy the pristine surroundings and please "leave nothing behind" when you leave the island.
Written February 10, 2008
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Ergene L
Washington DC, DC44 contributions
Stayed at an Air BnB, and our hostess Lindsey recommended going here, and WHAT AN AWESOME AMAZING place~~!! Be sure to go before high tide at 11am or so, and you can WALK to the island off Oahu~~!! MUCH BETTER than the other Flat Island you can ocean kayak to, and it's FREE~~!! Only thing is - take a boogie board to help you balance as the Corrals underneath are massive and pointy. Also - you have to wear water shoes as it's going to be very pokey and spikey underneath your feet~~!!
Written July 24, 2018
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Elizabeth W
San Jose, California, United States3 contributions
Friends
Drive to the park, walk up the beach, which is beautiful and unpopulated. At first the waves in between the beach and the island seemed a bit intimidating. But my friend and I floated over on our air mattresses. No problem. Once there we stripped off our clothes and explored the island. Total Freedom!
Written July 8, 2015
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