It all started with a pirate. Or, at least that’s how the story goes. Captain John LeVique, a pirate plying the waters of Florida’s west coast in the 1800’s, is said to have been among the first Europeans to settle the area. LeVique is also purported to be the inspiration for the naming of Johns Pass the channel separating Madeira Beach from Treasure Island. Sounds good to us. Learn more about the legend of the infamous pirate captain.

John's Pass Boardwalk in Madeira Beach Florida

Madeira Beach In A Nutshell

With world famous Johns Pass on the southern end of town and Reddington Beach on the north Madeira Beach, or Mad Beach as it is affectionately known, is awash in fun for visitors of all ages. With 3 miles of beachfront, visitors can stretch out and enjoy the beach life Mad Beach Style.

Places To Stay

Whether you are looking for adult resort lodging like the Shoreline Island Resort or a quaint, quiet cottage stay like the Changing Tide Cottages of Madeira Beach you are assured to be fully accommodated.

Eat, Eat, Eat

Beach, regional and big brand dining experiences abound on the island. Looking for the recognizable? Try Hooters or Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in Johns Pass. Craving some real beach fare? Friendly Fisherman or Daiquiri Shak Raw Bar & Grille more than fill the bill.


One of the main reasons visitors come to our beach is to play. Relaxed play, energetic play. It doesn’t matter. They come to play. The options are almost endless. You can para-sail, dolphin watch, rent boats/watercraft, go on fishing charters, rentl a private beach cabana and more.

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