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.
Located near the middle of the island of St. Thomas, Dorothea Bay Beach is on the North edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Dorothea Bay Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.
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.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.
You'll find this beach on the North coast of St. Thomas. It's located near, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.
If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Caribbean World Amber Museum. This museum is located two and a half miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.
With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|Zip Line Site||1.1 mi.||SE||St. Thomas|
|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|
|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|
|Historical Site||2.6 mi.||SE||St. Thomas|
|Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim||Historical Site||2.6 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|
|Blackbeard's Castle||Historical Site||2.7 mi.||SE||St. Thomas|
|Caribbean World Amber Museum||Museum||2.7 mi.||SE||St. Thomas|
|Haagensen House||Museum||2.7 mi.||SE||St. Thomas|
Guests visiting Dorothea Bay Beach who are seeking a little additional excitement might want to think about heading to Charlotte Amalie, because it's close-by and is an area full of activity. From Dorothea Bay Beach, Charlotte Amalie is just up the road, maybe three miles (five kilometers).
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.
Since this beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation area, it is not typically very tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you are wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the options closest to Dorothea Bay Beach.
|Island View Guest House||--||--||B & B|
|Island Beachcomber Hotel||2.3 mi.||S||Hotel|
|Best Western 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 during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Hull Bay Hideaway. This restaurant serves delicious American food. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and seafood.
Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.
|Hull Bay Hideaway||(340) 777-1898||American||Very Casual||0.6 mi.||E|
|(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|
|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|
|(340) 774-8160||American||Very Casual||2.4 mi.||S|
|Portobello Ristorante||(340) 777-8800||Italian||--||2.4 mi.||S|
|Caribbean Fusion||(340) 777-8800||Caribbean||Very Casual||2.4 mi.||S|
|(340) 774-1533||--||Very Casual||--||--|
|Mafolie Restaurant||(340) 774-2790||International||Informal||2.4 mi.||SE|
|McDonald's Frenchtown||(340) 774-5246||American||Very Casual||2.6 mi.||SE|
Vacationers searching for the perfect beach on St. Thomas will have lots of options besides Dorothea Bay Beach.
Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Emerald Beach, found just a little ways away. Others might prefer Brewers Bay, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's found two miles to the south-southwest.
Another option worth considering is Hull Bay, located within a short distance.
You may find that Dorothea Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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