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“Nice place to eat and find plenty of water activities” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of John's Pass Village and Boardwalk

John's Pass Village and Boardwalk
Ranked #1 of 17 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.
Collierville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat and find plenty of water activities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was only in the Tampa-area for three days and found myself at John's Pass on two of them. It's a nice place to eat and there are plenty of water activities available (Parasailing, jet skies, kayak rental, dolphin tours, deep sea fishing, etc...).

While eating at a local restaurant, I got to see a dolphin just swim by. Enjoying a good meal and drink while sitting on the boardwalk just puts you in a good mood.

Visited April 2014
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Johns P, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice summary review of The Pass. We hope to see you again soon!
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Lincoln City, Oregon
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“Super fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

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

Visited May 2013
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Johns P, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review, 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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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nothing Special...”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2014
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Johns P, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review, 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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San Francisco, California
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“A Fun Afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2014
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Johns P, Manager at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, responded to this review, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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