Dorothea Bay Beach

One of the harder to find beaches on the island, Dorthea Beach is not one to be visited alone. Though definitely picturesque, the surf is dangerously strong, and there are unexpected drop offs.

Situated on the island of St. Thomas, Dorothea Bay Beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Dorothea Bay Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches in the Virgin Islands may be just as pretty, but tend to be more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

Amenities and Ambiance

Dorthea Bay is backed by green hills and palm trees, and features a rocky coastline of cobblestone and coral with rough surf. A strong breeze is almost always prevalent.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North coast of St. Thomas. It is close to Tree Limin' Extreme, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to French Heritage Museum. It's located relatively close to Dorothea Bay Beach, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Dorothea Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Tree Limin' Extreme Zip Line Site 1.1 mi. SE St. Thomas
Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden Botanical Garden 1.8 mi. SE St. Thomas
Reichhold Center Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 2.0 mi. SSW St. Thomas
Herman E. Moore Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. S St. Thomas
French Heritage Museum Museum 2.5 mi. SE St. Thomas
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul Historical Site 2.5 mi. SE St. Thomas
Market Square Historical Site 2.6 mi. SE St. Thomas
All Saints Anglican Church Historical Site 2.6 mi. SE St. Thomas
Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim Historical Site 2.6 mi. SE St. Thomas
Fish Face Art Gallery 2.7 mi. SE St. Thomas
Dutch Reformed Church Historical Site 2.7 mi. SE St. Thomas
Bambini Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery 2.7 mi. SE St. Thomas

Cities and Towns

Dorothea Bay Beach guests seeking other interesting places to see should think about heading over to Charlotte Amalie, since it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of the Virgin Islands. From the coast, Charlotte Amalie is not far away, maybe three miles (five kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Dorothea Bay Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Those looking for a room not far from Dorothea Bay Beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Dorothea Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Island View Guest House -- -- B & B
Island Beachcomber Hotel 2.3 mi. S Hotel
Emerald Beach Resort 2.4 mi. S Resort
Best Western Carib Beach Resort 2.4 mi. S Resort
Mafolie Hotel 2.4 mi. SE Hotel
Miller Manor 2.5 mi. SE Hotel
Bellavista Bed and Breakfast 2.6 mi. SE B & B
The Crystal Palace 2.6 mi. SE B & B
The Green Iguana Hotel 2.7 mi. SE Hotel
Bunker Hill Hotel 2.7 mi. SE B & B


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Hull Bay Hideaway is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has American cuisine. They are also known for their hamburgers and seafood.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Dorothea Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Hull Bay Hideaway (340) 777-1898 American Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Thirteen (340) 774-6800 Contemporary, International Informal 0.7 mi. S
North Side Bistro & Brewery (340) 775-5098 Caribbean Informal 0.8 mi. ESE
St Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens (340) 774-4999 Caribbean Informal 1.1 mi. SE
Sib's on the Mountain (340) 774-8967 ext. 8 American Informal 2.2 mi. SE
Sib's Restaurant (340) 774-8967 American Very Casual 2.2 mi. SE
Beachcomber Bar and Grill (340) 774-5250 Eclectic Very Casual 2.3 mi. S
Domino's Nisky Center (340) 776-3030 Italian Very Casual 2.4 mi. S
Subway Contant (340) 774-8160 American Very Casual 2.4 mi. S
Caribbean Fusion (340) 777-8800 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. S
Portobello Ristorante (340) 777-8800 Italian -- 2.4 mi. S
Sabroso Restaurant (340) 626-9054 Caribbean Informal 2.4 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on St. Thomas besides Dorothea Bay Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Emerald Beach, found within a mile or so. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Brewers Bay. You'll find it two miles to the south-southwest.

You might also want to visit Hull Bay, which is located three quarters of a mile away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Virgin Islands, and dropping by Dorothea Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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