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John's Pass Village & Boardwalk

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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...more
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12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2636
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All reviews ice cream john's pass shops and restaurants something for everyone t shirts unique shops walk around bubba gumps great shopping seafood people watch board walk few hours fun place great place to visit pay to park spend an afternoon
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Reviewed today via mobile

Of course it's a tourist trap. Enjoyable, varied and fun. Great for people watching, boat watching and watching the world go by. Observe the bridge opening. Such an enjoyable place to be.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Geoffthebeer
Reviewed yesterday

Parking is a nightmare. Once you park, you find drunks and obnoxious kids staggering around on the boardwalk. Stay away, or go to Clearwater or St. Pete for a better experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jhbrad2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great boardwalk. The channel is awesome. Dolphins galore. Many great places to eat. Great music. Many places to shop. If you want to just chill and have a cocktail or two this is a great place!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Monto66
Reviewed 2 days ago

we stumbled upon this place while visiting Madeira beach. It was filled with fun shops, great restaurants and live music in many places. We drank our frozen drinks on the deck area and watched the boats coming in. some people were bringing in fresh catches...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eileen c
Reviewed 3 days ago

A super place to shop and an amazing variety of places to eat. A big recommendation though would be to go visit during the week and try to avoid the weekend rush!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alineg8888
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there to see what all the fuss was about while we vacationed in Clearwater. This is an interesting shopping village with lots of things to see (and buy) including a Boardwalk where you can feed small alligators! I am not so enthusiastic about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JMfromIndianLand
Reviewed 3 days ago

Super fun place awesome places to eat. You don't need to go there to many times on your vacation or you will be broke. $5.69 for a small ice cream cone yikes. I am glad we went but it has everything you need and don't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 43stacj
Reviewed 3 days ago

20 years since I had been at Johns Pass and aside from the large more modern Bubba Gumps, the rest of the boardwalk remained the same. The fun dining and drinking options with the beautiful view is a must! Pass up Bubbas and try a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kylesmomWi
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed John's Pass - lot's of little shops, things to do, and places to eat. Definitely a tourist trap, but I didn't mind :)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ThisIsMe20
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

John’s Pass is a collection of good restaurants, boat tours, ice cream shops and lots of shopping for everything else! It’s busy, especially on the weekends. But if you go with the expectation of people watching and having a good time, it will be fun

Date of experience: February 2019
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January 23, 2019|
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Response from bbabesouth | Reviewed this property |
There is a place that rents small boats at Johns Pass - they give you a route to take - it was a nice ride & we saw dolphins. I am not sure @ kayaks - but there are places to rent them all around this area 🐬
Michael A
January 13, 2019|
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Response from trevoro752 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry took me so long I did not see the email. We did not stay at John’s Pass so I have no idea what accommodations are available or the services that they provide sorry about that.
Joseph P
June 15, 2018|
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Response from rava63 | Reviewed this property |
have no idea