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John's Pass Village & Boardwalk

John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk is filled with shops, restaurants, and attractions with a full-service marina! John’s Pass is the perfect one-stop-shop for the entire family to spend a day in Madeira Beach, Florida.

This area of Florida was settled by the Tocobaga and Timucua tribes of Native Americas until the Spanish explorer Panifilo de Narvaez arrived in Boca Ciega Bay in 1528. For the next two hundred years, Spanish fishermen and pirates hunted, fished but always left the area after a short period of time.

Two of the first settlers in the John’s Pass area were Joseph Silva and John Leveque. Both individuals claimed 160 acres of land from the US government and in return they had to live in and “settle” in the area around what is currently John’s Pass. John Levique was known to be a pirate and was a part of a crew that plundered ships sailing around West Florida. Turns out, John made a living by capturing sea turtles and selling them in New Orleans.

John Levique buried his accumulated gold on the beach which is now part of Treasure Island. Allegedly during a successful trip to New Orleans in the fall of 1848, the two men were returning to Florida when a category 4 or 5 hurricane hit the Tampa Bay Area which significantly altered the coastline and created what is now known as John’s Pass. John Levique “discovered it” so he named it after himself. However, unfortunately for John, the new pass created by the recent hurricane was exactly where his treasure was buried. This led to gold coins being found on Treasure Island and Madeira Beach.

Restaurants Addicted to the Bean Bamboo Beach Bar & Grill

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Cuban Paradise Cigar & Cafe

DeLosa’s Pizza and Restaurant

Friendly Fisherman Restaurant


Mad Beach Craft Brewing Co.

Mad Pub

O’Shucks Seafood & Grill

Pirates Pub n Grub

Sculley’s Restaurant

The Boardwalk Grill

Walt’z Fish Shak

Wild Seafood Company

Yogurt City

Shops Beach Brain Apparel & Accessories

Island Rags

Wild Time

$10 Jewelry Outlet


Gray Jewelers

Landing Company

The Bronze Lady

Beef Jerky Outlet



Kilwins Chocolates

Laska Bead and Glass

Laska Surf

Paw Paws

The Florida Winery

The Leather Shoppe

The Spice and Tea Exchange

Things etc.


Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop

Zeno’s Winery Chocolate Bar / Fine Gifts

Attractions Alligator Attraction

Calypso Breeze

Dolphin Quest

Dolphin Watch Hubbard's Marina

Florida Tiki Tours

Locked Up Escape Room

Shell and Beach Walks

The Pirate Ship

Dagger Fishing Charters

Don’s Dock

Eagle Parasailing

Early Riser Charters

Fly N High Waverunners

Gators Parasail

JP Cat Catamaran

Lady Godiva Fishing Charters

Shark Boat Rides

Woody’s Watersports

Pirate Ship Tour

Free Beach Ride

A free, local, door to door shuttle service on the beach. Free Beach Ride is open from 8am-3pm every day. Guests can request a ride using one of the three contact options. Download the app, order online, or order by phone. The drivers work for tips only. For more information, please visit

If you are staying more than a day or two, you can get a weekly parking pass for $20. Call Madeira Beach City Hall at 727.391.9954 between 8am - 430pm

12902 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708

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