DescriptionJoined to the mainland near St. Petersburg by a free causeway, Madeira Beach offers good swimming and parasailing as well as personal watercraft rentals. Boats can be chartered from several marinas for fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Water sports of all kinds, including parasailing, are the focal point at John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, 1.3 mi. s. on Gulf Boulevard at 150 John’s Pass Boardwalk.
ShoppingTourists on the lookout for kitschy gifts and beach essentials lollygag beneath swaying palms and a deluge of rainbow-lettered banners at John's Pass Village & Boardwalk. Slurp a frozen treat while negotiating the nautically themed marketplace offering more than 100 souvenir shops, restaurants, and apparel and accessories stores. After stocking up on sarongs, surf gear and airbrushed T-shirts, lunch at one of the boardwalk’s tropical dockside eateries and snap a few photos of the boaters and water sports enthusiasts jetting across the inlet.
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