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.

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.

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.

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.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North coast of St. Thomas. It's located near Tree Limin' Extreme, 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.

Activities and Attractions Near Dorothea Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Tree Limin' Extreme Zip Line Site 1.1 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
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
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

Cities and Towns

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.

Accommodations near Dorothea Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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.

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
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
Portobello Ristorante (340) 777-8800 Italian -- 2.4 mi. S
Caribbean Fusion (340) 777-8800 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. S
Atlantic Seafood & Internet Cafe (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

Other Beaches

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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