Dorothea Bay

The beach at Dorthea Bay is one of the harder beaches to find on the island, but its beauty is said to be worth the hassle.

Lush hills and thick trees back the beach, which is comprised of large, smooth pieces of coral.

While you may feel a dip in the water should be your reward for finding Dorthea Bay, proceed with caution. The surf is strong and there are unexpected drop offs.


Dorothea Bay can be found near the heart of the island of St. Thomas; it is three miles (five kilometers) to the northwest of Charlotte Amalie.

A dirt road through the forest leads to Dorthea Bay, where you can park right before the trees give way to sand.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area is chowing down on fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Dorothea Bay. Hull Bay Hideaway, which dishes out American dishes, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this bay. Also nearby, you and your companions will have restaurants such as Thirteen and North Side Bistro & Brewery where you and your companions may try out Caribbean dishes and experience the Virgin Islands culture.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who like bays, and have the energy to view some others, should consider going to Neltjeberg Bay and Hull Bay; the first of which is a half mile to the west of this page's natural attraction. Other local activities include Tree Limin' Extreme, which is one and a quarter miles away Barret. Also consider visiting St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens, which is another nearby attraction.

If a visit to the Dorothea Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Dorothea Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Tree Limin' Extreme Other Attraction 1.2 mi. (3.0 km) SE Barret St. Thomas
St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens -- 1.4 mi. (2.6 km) SE Barret St. Thomas
Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden Other Attraction 1.9 mi. (1.9 km) SE The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
French Heritage Museum Museum 2.6 mi. (1.4 km) SE Frenchtown St. Thomas
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul Historic Site 2.6 mi. (1.0 km) SE Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
All Saints Anglican Church Historic Site -- -- Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Market Square Historic Site 2.7 mi. (0.8 km) SE Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim Historic Site 2.7 mi. (0.5 km) SE Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

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Location: St. Thomas


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