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John's Pass Village and Boardwalk

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Address: 12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2636
Phone Number: +1 727-238-3671
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The "Pass", as locals refer to it, was created by a hurricane on...

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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Must visit if you come to the West coast of Florida

Great place to eat, shop and sight see the Beach area! Many resturants with fresh seafood to choose from, pubs and cafe's, charter fishing , jet ski rental, gift shops... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Madeira Beach, Florida
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I suppose if you want to look at the ocean and possibly some sea life okay, but the village reminded me of a run down fisherman's village. Stores, restaurants, and other local entertainment stops, all of which are run down, make you wonder why all the traffic. Was very picky about which place to eat at on the ocean, and... More 

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to eat, shop and sight see the Beach area! Many resturants with fresh seafood to choose from, pubs and cafe's, charter fishing , jet ski rental, gift shops, clothing, etc.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked over Sunday, the fishing boat had just come in, so we watched them cleaning their catch and feeding the Pelicans. What a good show... Very beautiful over look of johns pass and nice variety of shops and restaurant

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Chanute, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the boardwalk and quaint shops. Our favorite, The Spice Shop and Paw Paw. Parking is $2 per hr. We will return again.

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at The Pass and taking the time to leave a review. Good tip on the parking - it is set to raise from the City of Madeira Beach to $3/hour. If you are staying for more than an hour, you should consider taking the trolley from your hotel [or the Park Blvd boat ramp - $5... More 

Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourist heaven - lots of cool little shops and good food. Nice to sit by the water and enjoy a rum runner or three!!!

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review

Ahhh, the relaxation of the Pass is great isn't it? Hope to see you again! More 

Boston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought this might be a cute shopping village with local shops. It kinda is, but there are like 8 ice cream shops (why?) and half the shops sold mostly thirst of typical beach or crude saying variety. Probably wouldn't return, mainly a tourist trap place.

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by the Pass. Sorry it disappointed you with too many ice cream shops and souvenir stores. If you want more unique shopping items, start at the north end of John's Pass Village - there are many more shops with unique items. Hope you give us another shot in the future. Thanks again for the review. More 

Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love John's pass for the diverse shopping....especially Lori's soaps and the wine slushies...we always find interesting things....always a good time

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at The Pass and taking the time to leave a review. Lori's Soap is awesome! All the soap and sponges are made and harvested right here in Tampa Bay. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Bristol
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of craft shops and restaurants/bars. Nice location to watch the boats and fisher men. Trips to fish and watch dolphins sold here. Also paragliding and jet boats.

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at The Pass and taking the time to leave a review. Watersports and cruises is the most popular activity here - glad you pointed them out! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Denver, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some nice stores offering more than the typical tourist junk. My family enjoyed walking around and checking everything out. There are plenty of benches and shaded areas for the older visitors.

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at The Pass and taking the time to leave a review. Glad you had a good time. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great evening activity for the entire family after a big day at the beach. I believe the boardwalk as well as the Friendly Fisherman Restaurant were both started by a local legend in the fishing industry, Wilson Hubbard. Handicap accessible with a large ramp up to the boardwalk where you can watch the boats coming and going and see... More 

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at The Pass and taking the time to leave a review. Friendly Fisherman is a great spot to get a bite and enjoy the view! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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