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John's Pass Village and Boardwalk

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12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2636
+1 727-238-3671
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Don't buy a hat at Just Hats Hat Ship

I just came from a visit to your store. It is a super cute store with many really nice hats. My... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2015
Annaps8
Tourist area, Nice sweets shops and ok restaurants

This is your typical tourist area. Lots of bars and souvenir shops. 4 or 5 different candy and ice... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2015
Matt W
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Linville, North Carolina
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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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12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2636
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

I just came from a visit to your store. It is a super cute store with many really nice hats. My family (consisting of my husband and two sons) and my sister-in-law's family (her husband and two children) walked in to your store to not...More

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016

Sorry for your awful experience. This Trip Advisor page is for John's Pass [the entire area], but not a specific store. Unfortunately Just Hats is one of a handful of businesses that is NOT a member of our merchants association, so we do not even...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is your typical tourist area. Lots of bars and souvenir shops. 4 or 5 different candy and ice cream shops. A couple of restaurants, mostly average to good. Nice place to go walk through once on a night after you've been to the beach...More

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016

Thanks for stopping by the Pass. Glad you could unwind. If you're looking for really good food, you might enjoy Pirate's Pub N Grub on the boardwalk - all fresh, high quality food and they now have full liquor for great drinks as well.

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Reviewed December 30, 2015

We spent several hours walking around Jon's Pass while vacationing in St. Pete. Lots of little shops and yummy eats. We wish we could have pent more time there.

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Reviewed December 30, 2015

This was a neat place to visit. We loved walking on the boardwalk. Parking garage on site was nice. A lot of variety of shops and eating places.

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016

Thanks for stopping by John's Pass on your way to Tampa. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Offers a variety of restaurants and shops for all ages. Great tourist spot to eat local food and bring home souvenirs. Parking is difficult and food lines can get long.More

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016

Thanks for stopping by the Pass. A variety of things to do and family friendly are two of our main focus areas - glad you agree. You might enjoy Pirate's Pub N Grub on the boardwalk as well for great food and a great view....More

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Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I moved down to the area from Bucks County, PA. We grew accustomed to unique towns with homegrown family businesses. When we both decided to move I was sure I had to say goodbye to the unique corner stores that sold local...More

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2015

Bucks County is where my family is originally from...back in the late 1700s! Great you get a small town feel with John's Pass. Great point, almost all of our 100+ shops are owned by regular Joes that live here; just a couple of large chains,...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had a great day shopping, eating ice cream, enjoying the quaint little shops, and eating delicious pizza! Safe, family environment, fun!

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2015

Thanks for stopping by the Pass. Glad you had a good day walking around and taking it all in. See you again soon!

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Reviewed December 27, 2015

Girls trip....three generations. We enjoyed our time here. Parking is all metered: parking deck, parking lot and street parking. Lots of shopping, plenty of choices for food and drinks and many water activities available. There are benches located along the walkway to rest if needed....More

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2015

Awesome to hear we had mom, grandma and the daughter[s] all together for a fun vacation. Great rundown on the logistics at the Pass. See you again soon!

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Reviewed December 26, 2015

I live in St Pete but still find myself wandering around John's Pass every 2 weeks or so. Is a nice few hours in or out of the sun, sitting by a very active waterway with a drink or two and a great lunch. Manatees...More

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2015

Great to hear you have a good time at the Pass as a local. If you wouldn't mind, could you shoot me an email when you get a chance; I'd love to pick your brain a bit about the Pass. We are gearing up for...More

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Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a neat little ocean boardwalk chalked full of really neat shops. It has something for everyone. We bought several souvenirs for our kids. I enjoyed browsing in all the shops. We also got ice cream which was absolutely delicious. This is a fun...More

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Teo R, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2015

Glad you had a great time taking it all in. See you again soon!

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ptowne
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Try Sully’s on the Boardwalk
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
InJanuary they were open til 9 if they stay open in winter. Some shops were closed because the crowds are not there in the winter.
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There are many open spaces for smokers.
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