This barrier island community is what you get when you cross an Old Florida fishing village with a lively (but not rowdy) beach town. In fact, Madeira Beach was named the No. 9 Beach in the U.S. by Tripadvisor for 2021.
Fun Things to Do
Relax, stroll and swim along 2.5 miles of beautiful beaches, or check out Mad Beach’s rocky southern point, a popular spot for shore fishing.
Save a day or more to explore John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, a rustic waterfront complex with over 100 shops, restaurants and water recreation businesses. From John’s Pass, catch a dolphin cruise or pirate-themed cruise, rent a boat or jet-ski, or even hop on a floating tiki bar.
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From eating fresh seafood to shopping at waterfront boutiques to having a cold one on a floating tiki hut, vacation just doesn't get better than this.
Events & Entertainment
One of the most popular events in St. Pete/Clearwater, John’s Pass Seafood Festival typically takes place in late October, featuring live bands, vendors and the seafood creations of talented local chefs.
Most days of the week, there’s live entertainment somewhere on Mad Beach. Legendary spot Daiquiri Shak brings in some of the best local acts, and Saltwater Hippie has live music nightly as well as during the day on weekends.
Places to Stay
"Mad Beach" is not only home to the #9 Beach in America, it's also replete with cozy vacation rentals as well as new and classic hotels. Check out your accommodation options.See All Places to Stay in Madeira Beach