John's Pass was first created by a major hurricane in 1848. When a ferocious storm hit the Gulf Coast, it cut a large passage through the barrier island that today separates Madeira Beach to the north & Treasure Island to the south. Named after its discoverer Jean "John" Levique , a local sea turtle hunter and fisherman. Over the next hundred or so years the John's Pass area has changed from a sleepy fishing village into what is today a vibrant shopping & entertainment district at the southernmost part of Madeira Beach. Home to over 100 unique shops and restaurants.
A frequently visited local watering hole. Wedding party, two margarita limit please ;).
Previously claimed to be the worlds largest waterfront bar (formerly known as Gators). Come for the ambiance and the live entertainment showcasing the skillful act of docking a boat.
Actual "on sand" restaurant. Ill be frank, foods not bad, but you cant beat the view! Also have a Madeira Beach location in between the Cambria and Barefoot Beach Club.
No frills, best grouper sandwich on the beach!