Located at the southern end of Madeira Beach right on the waterfront is the John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk. Legend has it that a pirate named John LeVique was the first European to settle the Madeira Beach area, and John’s Pass bears his name today.
The Village and the 1,100 foot boardwalk is the area’s top attraction with over one hundred merchants offering unique retail shopping, restaurants, boat rentals, para-sailing, dolphin tours, and much more. If you’re looking to do some deep sea fishing or just take a boat tour of the area head over to see the folks at Hubbard’s Marina who will be glad to assist you. The local fishing fleet is also situated here, and it can be fun to just sit back and watch the fishing boats come and go. A short walk from John’s Pass takes you right back to the beach, and if you’re lucky you may catch a pod of dolphins playing in the surf.
For a tasty break grab an ice cream at Kilwin’s Ice Cream & Fudge shop or if you need something more substantial grab a bite to eat at Scully’s Seafood Restaurant or any of the numerous other restaurants in the area. John’s Pass is a great spot to spend a few hours after beaching it all day, and it you’re looking to do some shopping there are ample retailers available offering a wide variety of products.