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“Super fun!”

John's Pass Village and Boardwalk
Ranked #1 of 17 Shopping in Madeira Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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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 April 23, 2014

Had a great time and really enjoyed the wine slushies at the wine company! Yay for drinking and shopping!

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Johns P, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Glad you had a great time, and we hope to see you again soon. You can also check out The Florida Winery online if you get a hankerin for their wine mixes when you're back in Oregon. Have a good one!

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

John's Pass is nothing special. There are a bunch of made in China stores selling the same old same old tourist junk. There are only a couple of nice shops like the Bronze Lady, the leather shop and one more next to the Bronze Lady but I can't remember the name of it. The restaurants were ok, nothing spectacular. We also like Meyer's chocolate/ice cream shop but that's about it.

1  Thank wtravlz
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Johns P, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

We appreciate your candid review of John's Pass and compliments to the Bronze Lady, The Leather Shoppe and The Landing (I believe that is the store you're talking about by The Bronze Lady). Thanks again; have a good one!

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

John's Pass is a great place to grab lunch or ice cream, people watch, and enjoy an afternoon outside. The shops are typical beachside shops - hats, swimsuits, branded sweatshirts, souvenirs, etc. There seemed to be quite a few options for water sport activities too.

Thank Caitlyn C
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Johns P, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Yes, there are lots of water sports options; check one out next time. If you jet ski, you're certain to see a dolphin jumping just a couple feet in front of you! You might also cruise up on a manatee taking a stroll. Hope you have a great vacation, and we'll see you again soon!

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

So much fun...lots of food ...shopping...people and dolphin watching too. Sculls was great, enjoyed delosa's pizza, BubbaGumps and Hooters too were very nice.

Thank Janet L
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Johns P, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2014

Nice take. Sometimes living here you miss the big picture of things. Touristy is our life, so it's tough to distinguish. I like the analogy. We have a lot of celebs that live on the beach, maybe a movie will be in the works???

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place will cost you! Parking here like everywhere else in the area costs $1.50/hour and watch out where you buy ice-cream from. We went to Kohr's frozen custard and it was $13 for two cones! On a positive note, if you like salt water taffy, there was a candy store called Meyers where you can pick lots of different flavors at $2.50 a quarter pound which is cheaper at Candy Kitchen down the road but they had better flavors, especially Sprite and Rootbeer!

1  Thank CandaceJoy
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Johns P, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thanks for the feedback and insight on pricing for future guests. Glad you enjoyed the taffy at Meyers. We will pass along the kind words. Thanks again!

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