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 lies on the island of St. Thomas, it is 3.0 miles 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

If the time you spend visiting this body of water leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you're going to find an impressive array of food and drink providers in the vicinity. The most frequented nearby place to eat to Dorothea Bay is Hull Bay Hideaway, which has a menu full of American food. Thirteen and North Side Bistro & Brewery are a couple other restaurant options within reach. At North Side Bistro & Brewery you should sample Caribbean meals and experience the flavors of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy bays, and are interested in visiting others, might consider a trip to Neltjeberg Bay and Hull Bay; the first of which is a half mile to the west of this page's natural attraction. There are other attractions in the area, including 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 in the vicinity.

A bay is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Dorothea Bay.

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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