John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk

SHOPPING ~ FISHING ~ DINING ~ ENTERTAINMENT

Family-friendly fun on the Gulf Coast!

Palm Trees.  Tropical Breeze.  Salty Air.  Sunkissed Hair. Not A Care.  Take Me There.

Created by a hurricane on September 27, 1848 a pirate, John Levique, made the first passage through the newly created pass. Hence the name, Johns Pass. Located on the waterfront at Johns Pass, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County’s #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing.

John’s Pass Village Needs Your Help

Why John’s Pass Is Filling Up With Sand (What This Means For Anglers)

Credit: Joseph Simonds, Salt Strong,on Nov 3, 2020

John’s Pass is in trouble and it needs your help!

If you’ve ever fished on the Gulf Coast of Florida, you’ve probably heard of John’s Pass in Madeira Beach.

This famous pass brings in boaters, anglers, and tourists from all over the place, and is also one of the best fishing passes in West Central Florida.

But in recent years, a series of issues have caused loads of sand to fill up the pass.

This is causing safety issues, economic issues, and ecological issues, and the worst part is that it’s totally preventable, but nothing’s being done to fix it! READ MORE »

About John’s Pass

Located on the waterfront at Johns Pass, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County’s #1 tourist attraction.

Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing.

Plenty of parking: There is metered on-street parking located conveniently throughout the Village, as well as a new state-of-the-art multi-level parking garage adjacent to Bubba Gumps and Hubbards Marina.

The beach is a short stroll away. Conveniently located near St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, and just a short drive to the Orlando area. Open daily!

Order a Visitor Guide or view one on-line.

JOHN’S PASS VILLAGE AND BOARDWALK

An outdoor shopping and dining complex, John’s Pass has more than 100 stores and restaurants (including The Friendly Fisherman, Sculley’s, Hooter’s and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company), many sporting tin roofs and featuring water views. From the marina here, go deep-sea fishing, take a dolphin-watching cruise or rent Woody’s Watersports Waverunners.

In the evening, John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk keeps the energy up with numerous bars, including The Hut Bar & Grill, a waterfront tiki-turned-sports bar serving up all of the favorites in a tropical vibe. Then, head to the Bamboo Bar on Village Boulevard for live music and a cool tiki-style patio, or sip a frosty cocktail from a waterfront dock on the Boardwalk.

Madeira Beach hosts the annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival, held the last weekend in October. Taste fresh grouper and other seafood while enjoying arts, crafts and entertainment!

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Food & Drink

Fresh Seafood, Homemade Fudge & Candy, Ice Cream, Coffee, and Iceies

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Fun on the Water

Marinas, Cruises, Fishing, Boat and Jet Ski Rentals, Kayaking, SUP and more!

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Family Friendly

Pirate Ship Tour, Dolphin Watching, Shelling, Arcades & Alligators you can Kiss!

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Accommodations

Find Vacation Rentals, Hotel Rooms, Studios and everything in between. Pet friendly, Full Kitchens and more!

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Getting Around

Information on Parking, Public Transportation & Rentals

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Shopping

Delightful souvenirs, gifts, home décor, apparel, artisan treasures!

John's Pass Village and Boardwalk