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John's Pass Village and Boardwalk

12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2636
+1 727-238-3671
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Usual beach stuff

Variety of shops, brew pubs, restaurants great people watching! You do have to pay to park, but it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lyn H
via mobile
Fun afternoon shopping

My family loves John's pass. You can check out all the little stores, get a sweet treat, have a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Zephyrhills, Florida
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The "Pass", as locals refer to it, was 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.
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  • Poor2%
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12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2636
+1 727-238-3671
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Variety of shops, brew pubs, restaurants great people watching! You do have to pay to park, but it is a nice place to stroll. Very close to the beach. Mad Brewing Co. is great.

Thank Lyn H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family loves John's pass. You can check out all the little stores, get a sweet treat, have a meal, go on a boat ride. It really is a wonderful place to visit. My tip, it can get hot in the summer and make sure...More

Thank hushmonkey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to relax and watch the sunset set have a few drinks watch the pelicans fish if your lucky see a dolphin swim past

Thank John D
Reviewed yesterday

John's Pass has changed significantly since I first saw it in the early 1950s. In those days, it was a fishing village with a few bars and shabby, wooden shacks. Today, John's Pass Village and Boardwalk is Pinellas County's No. 1 tourist attraction. More than...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed yesterday

Ok I was so overwhelmed at the change here. It had been 22 years since I had been back here to this area. When I left all that was at John's Pass was one separate little wood plank boardwalk with about 12 or so shops....More

Thank Deb8364
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the shops here. The variety was great and prices reasonable. We spent several dollars here. It wasn't until we were walking back to our car that we saw the pay-to-park signs, then the ticket on our windshield. Several more cars around us also...More

Thank DFPoindexter
Reviewed 3 days ago

We typically spend an evening shopping while on vacation. We spent some time at John's Pass. We bought a few souvenirs and just walked around to see what the shops had. There were many shops and restaurants here. Some of the shops were similar, but...More

Thank soccermom0002
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here with our kids and our friends from Maitland. Our first visit and was recommended by our friends. Stayed at Madeira Bay Resort which was great and John's Pass is a great place to stay. Lots of interesting shos, pubs and restaurants and loads...More

Thank Hazz44
Reviewed 4 days ago

Date Visited: Wednesday, July 12 Pros: Lots of cute little shops Cons: ?? We only spent a couple hours here and didn’t eat at any of the restaurants (eat here, not the McDonalds!) but we loved it. When we go on vacation we enjoy shopping,...More

Thank TNTravelCat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a fun place to visit for a variety of reasons. There is ample parking and lots of shops, bars, and restaurants. Relax and enjoy the boats plus the people watching. If you have the time, walk under bridge and enjoy a totally different...More

Thank Funtraveler2014
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8 July 2017|
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Response from Tammy F | Reviewed this property |
you pay by the hour. I'm not sure if you can park there at night.
10 June 2017|
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Response from GeorgeRita C | Reviewed this property |
Just about 1/2 mile or less. Within walking distance, according to your own ability. There is a PSTA trolley/bus that runs that route.
28 March 2017|
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Response from munchie11 | Reviewed this property |
There are only 3 or 4 returning fishing boats and rarely do they have big catches, mainly snapper, grouper and Spanish mackerel. Usually they get back in around 5pm depending on the tide.