Madeira Beach

Lay of the Land: Known by locals as "Mad Beach," this is a fun but laid-back city offering cozy motels and condo rentals with nearby recreation options. The epicenter of Madeira Beach is John's Pass Fishing Village where visitors can find it all: shops, restaurants, boating, fishing, wave runners and even a ghost tour!.

Little Known Facts: Madeira Beach is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Florida, and you can have a fishing adventure of your own with any of the day-charter boats that dock here, too.

Why You Should Go: Want to go deep sea fishing? Take a pirate cruise? Take a dolphin cruise? Rent a scooter? Madeira Beach has a load of activities for the whole family in addition to great surf and sand. In the fall, enjoy some fresh-from-the-boat local seafood that can be sampled at the John's Pass Seafood Festival.

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