Madeira Beach, often referred to as Mad Beach, lies between Treasure Island and Redington Beach. It’s a largely residential town on Pinellas County’s gulf coast, featuring a swath of tourist-friendly businesses along the main drag.
Legend holds that a pirate named John LeVique was the first European to "settle" the Madeira Beach area. Today, Madeira Beach, a Gulf of Mexico beach city just west of St. Petersburg, is best known for the sea-themed John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, which serves up shops and eateries and a 1,100-foot boardwalk along the Intracoastal. Madeira Beach's 2.5-mile beach attracts devotees of sun and sea, and fishing in the primary sport activity. More grouper is brought into John's Pass than any other place in the state. In addition, each October, Madeira Beach hosts the Seafood Festival at John's Pass, which attracts as many as 130,000 visitors to its celebration of food, music, and arts and crafts.
John’s Pass in Madeira Beach (and across the street from the All Seasons Vacation Resort) is just west of St. Petersburg and right on the Gulf Coast. John’s Pass offers several different shops, including Florida souvenirs to crystal glassware, jewelry, and many other specialty shops.
On the boardwalk at John’s Pass are several restaurants - including two really good seafood joints. It’s a bit pricey, but the food is excellent and the seafood is most definitely fresh. Great shopping awaits you in Madeira Beach and John's Pass Village.
All Seasons Vacation Resort is a beachfront resort on the Gulf of Mexico, with a pool and whirlpool on-site. Spacious units include laundry facilities and feature fully equipped kitchens.
It is a short drive from Tampa, and Walt Disney World is an easy day's outing.