Madeira Beach, located on the Gulf Coast of Florda, halfway between St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach offers a quieter alternative to these more populated beaches, making it an ideal vacation spot for the entire family. The locals like to call it the island that is “two miles long and a smile wide.” Beautiful, soft, white sand and turquoise waters are perfect for swimming, sunning, beachcombing, diving, jet skiing, parasailing and other water sports. Fishing excursions are available at Madeira Beach or you can fish from the piers, seawalls and bridges.
Things to do at Madeira Beach
John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk at Madeira Beach is an old fishing village that has been transformed into a quaint area with 110 shops, galleries, restaurants and water-sport vendors. You’ll find antiques, art, local crafts, unique clothing and jewelry, as well as tempting restaurants featuring fresh fish and seafood. Family members of all ages will enjoy shopping, eating, and the various other activities available at John’s Pass Village, a main attraction of Madeira Beach. With more than 100 unique shops, you could spend the entire day searching for that perfect souvenir!
In nearby Tampa Bay, you can visit Busch Gardens and experience up-close encounters with amazing animals, take an unforgettable safari across the Serengeti Plains, test your courage on pulse-pounding coasters, or catch live entertainment all year long. Or spend the afternoon at Adventure Island, Tampa’s only outdoor water theme park. View all Tampa Bay Area Attractions »
Places to Eat at Madeira Beach
Whatever your taste buds are craving, you can probably find it at Madeira Beach. If seafood is your fancy, don’t miss dining at the Friendly Fisherman and Scully’s, both located at John’s Pass Village.
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Places to Stay at Madeira Beach
Whether your journey to Madeira Beach is for family fun or a romantic getaway, you will find great accommodations. For breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, check out the Barefoot Beach Resort. Just two blocks from the unlimited shopping and dining at John’s Pass Village is the new Madeira Bay Resort that offers luxurious one and two bedroom suites overlooking the marina. View all Madeira Beach Hotels »