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.
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A dirt road through the forest leads to Dorthea Bay, where you can park right before the trees give way to sand.
Dorothea Bay lies just outside the heart of the island of St. Thomas; it is three miles (five kilometers) to the northwest of Charlotte Amalie.
If you develop an appetite during your visit to this bay, don't worry -- you'll find a great concentration of local restaurants near this attraction. The most convenient place to eat to Dorothea Bay is Hull Bay Hideaway, which dishes out American dishes. Also close-by, you and your group will come across restaurants including and North Side Bistro & Brewery where you and your party might eat some Caribbean meals and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.
Vacationers that like bays, and would like to see others, should consider going to St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens, which is another attraction not far away.and ; the first and closest of which is 0.5 miles to the west of this bay. Other local attractions include , which is one and a quarter miles away Barret. Furthermore, you can consider heading to
Bays are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in the Virgin Islands. The following table includes other attractions close-by.
|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|
|Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul||Historic Site||2.6 mi. (1.0 km)||SE||Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|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|
|Dutch Reformed Church||Historic Site||2.8 mi. (0.5 km)||SE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Blackbeard's Castle||Historic Site||2.8 mi. (0.4 km)||SE||Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
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