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.


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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.

Nearby Restaurants

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 Thirteen and North Side Bistro & Brewery where you and your party might eat some Caribbean meals and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that like bays, and would like to see others, should consider going to Neltjeberg Bay and Hull Bay; the first and closest of which is 0.5 miles to the west of this bay. Other local attractions include Tree Limin' Extreme, which is one and a quarter miles away Barret. Furthermore, you can consider heading to St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens, which is another attraction not far away.

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.

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
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
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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