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John's Pass Village and Boardwalk
Ranked #1 of 18 Shopping in Madeira Beach
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Lots of shops and restaurants. This is a neat place to visit. We walked the "boardwalk" and ate at different places over the 3 weeks we were in the area.

Thank Judy L
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Lots to do here. Fantastic Beach across the street with nice bathroom area. Tons of shops. Breat View of water, boats, usually see dolphins. The usual torist fun, waverunners, cruise....hear they are adding a gambling boat. Downside really haven't found a restaurnat I liked much and either expensive and OK or even expensive and bad

Thank Veronica C
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I liked that it was there, but not very exciting. There were tons of T-shirt shops, but there could have been more for people not shopping for 12-year olds. The shop keepers were very nice and welcoming.

Thank aphasialady
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We took a couple of hours to reach John's Pass, thinking that it would be a scenic place to visit. To be honest, it wasn't really worth the journey. There are lots of small shops and places to eat, and if you are coming here for these purposes there is plenty to do. We just felt that the whole place was too artificial for our liking. Parking was a metered dollar per hour, so come armed with plenty of quarters. There are change machines available to help you to feed the meters. Maximum stay is 4 hours - you might be hard pressed if you are not eating in one of the restaurants.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is an interesting little tourist area, which is very scenic in many ways - lovely waterways, egrets, pelicans, herons, dolphins, boats and watersports - all make it an interesting place to wander round in a lovely location.

The concept for the actual 'village' appears to be a nautical/rustic one - wooden boardwalks, with restaurants, bars and a variety of what I'd class as cheap and tacky shops, except they're not that cheap! It's definitely an interesting place for a wander round, however, and the coffee shop "Addicted to the Bean" is pretty nice/a useful addition.

I was a little shocked at the latest additions to the area, however - the Casino Ship and Hooters - it's almost like whoever is in charge of planning there is trying their very best to ruin this lovely location - they've not succeeded quite yet but they're trying REALLY hard.

1  Thank PooksNorthCarolina
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