Visit a Piece of Florida's Natural History
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" Levach, 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.
Endless Beachfront Entertainment
Home to over 100 shops, restaurants, galleries and nightclubs, the Village has become a destination for many visiting our area. John's Pass also features commercial and charter fishing as well as sightseeing cruises, boat & jet-ski rentals and parasailing. It’s one of the few places where you can shop til ya’ drop while spotting dolphins & even manatees cruising in the calm waters. Plus, family friendly activities that are actually kid approved are all around! Rent a huge Waverunner that seats almost the whole family, take the kids to a pirate show at the Pirate Ship or enjoy delicious seafood with family friendly prices at one of the local eateries! Find our favorite things to do at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk!
Our Belle Vista Resort is located right in the heart of John's Pass Village and offers boat docks. John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk is located directly across from Surf Song, Sandy Shores, Crimson on The Gulf, Beach Place and Madeira Norte condo rentals and just about a mile or so south of Arie Dam, Sea Breeze & Las Brisas. John's Pass is located about 5 miles south of The Shores.