Madeira Beach Florida Hotels

Madeira Beach Florida Hotels are just west of St. Petersburg, and 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. At the Grouper Capital of the World, Madeira Beach, you won’t have any trouble finding sun, fun and delectable seafood.

This barrier island community is what you get when you cross an Old Florida fishing village with a lively beach town. Madeira Beach was named the No. 9 Beach in the U.S. by Tripadvisor for 2021. Known locally as “Mad Beach,” it’s where Florida’s largest grouper catch comes into dock. It’s also home to one of St. Pete/Clearwater’s biggest family attractions, John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk.

Relax, stroll or swim along the 2.5 miles of beautiful beaches, or check out Madeira Beach’s rocky southern point, a popular spot for shore fishing. Save a day or more to explore John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, a waterfront complex with over 100 shops, restaurants and water recreation businesses. Here, you can catch a dolphin cruise or pirate-themed cruise, rent a boat or jet-ski, or even hop on a floating tiki bar.

Madeira Beach Florida Weather – When to Visit

The best time to visit Madeira Beach is between October and December. During these months, you’ll find low humidity, fewer tourists and many holiday events to experience. However, October and November technically fall within the Atlantic hurricane season, and even though they are not peak hurricane months, you should be aware of the possibility of a storm developing. July, August and September’s frequent rainstorms and January, February and March’s high volume of snowbirds (retirees and part-time residents from the northern U.S.) make summer and winter two seasons to avoid. If viewing wildlife is your main objective, consider visiting in April, May or June when migratory birds, stingrays and sea turtles are commonly spotted. While the area is different every season, Madeira Beach benefits from warm weather year-round.

Best Madeira Beach Florida Area Beaches

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Madeira Beach

Madeira (“Mad”) Beach is a popular area option because it’s adjacent to John’s Pass Village Boardwalk, a family-friendly dining and shopping hub. Madeira Beach is the cleanest public beach in the area, and offers a quieter alternative to the more populated beaches. Find beautiful, soft, white sand and turquoise waters are perfect for swimming, sunning, beach combing, diving, jet skiing, parasailing and other water sports.


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Archibald Memorial Beach Park

Archibald offers metered parking spots directly by the beach with four wooden walkovers, public restrooms, two outdoor shower areas, covered picnic area, and two sand beach volleyball courts. Located on site, The Snack Shak provides beach goers a great opportunity to grab a meal or pick up a beverage to enjoy on the beach.


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North Redington Beach

The mile-long, squeaky-clean beach welcomes visitors to relax at small motels, a bed & breakfast, rental condos or a large full-service resort hotel. It’s a small-town beach escape, with shopping, great restaurants and variety of accommodations all located within minutes of one another, and close to the area’s other attractions, too.



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Redington Shores Beach

The perfect place for a true family getaway. Situated in the heart of the beach communities, Redington Shores offers great restaurants and other diversions in a compact area, and Redington Long Pier provides anglers one of the best spots to fish directly on the Gulf of Mexico.


Best Madeira Beach Florida Area Tours & Activities

Calypso Breeze Tropical Party Cruise

Step aboard an evening cruise for dinner and drinks while you take in views of St. Pete Beach. Watch the sunset over the landmarks of St. Pete and munch on food from the tropical-themed buffet. Open bar means you won’t go thirsty while jamming to island music from the onboard DJ and other entertainment. Learn more about the Calypso Breeze Tropical Party Cruise.

Parasail Flight at Madeira Beach

These Parasail Vessels are designed specifically for Parasail Operations. Their USCG Licensed Captains have over 26 years of experience in the industry so you can relax and enjoy your flight. The equipment is continuously upgraded to ensure their “perfect safety record” and dependability. They have flown over 100,00 Parasail Flights. They also offer GoPro and Picture packages for your convenience. Learn more about the Parasail Flight at Madeira Beach.

Calypso Breeze Daytime Tropical Buffet

Experience the beauty of the waters of John’s Pass aboard the Calypso Breeze with a live sightseeing narration by the captain. This casual tropical themed cruise offers a optional delicious island style luncheon buffet. Learn more about the Calypso Breeze Daytime Tropical Buffet.

St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure

Experience the thrill of driving a speedboat across the crystal blue waters of Tampa Bay on this sightseeing tour. Hop on board an F-13 mini speedboat and get ready for adventure. Follow a trained guide in a separate boat with a two-way communication system installed to talk back and forth. Check out the beautiful Florida coast and look for pods of dolphins and other wildlife swimming below or gliding down and around from above. Learn more about the St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure

Treasure Island Sunset Sailing Experience

You’ll set sail about an hour before sunset to give you plenty of time to catch the full range of hues painted on Mother Nature’s canvas. We provide plenty of cozy warm blankets in case you get a chill, or want to cuddle on deck. If you love clean air, smooth sailing, postcard beautiful sunsets, and starry night skies then this romantic sailing trip is for you. Learn more about the Treasure Island Sunset Sailing Experience

Best Madeira Beach Florida Restaurants

Pirates Pub-N-Grub $11 – 30

Good food and drinks with fast and friendly service. Burgers are phenomenal. Menu Telephone: 727-319-6285 Web: Pirates Pub-N-Grub

Gulf Bistro $11 – 30

At Gulf Bistro they’ll give you the attention and personal service you’ll come to expect and enjoy. They offer the best in French Cuisine. Menu Telephone: 727-392-8627 Web: Gulf Bistro

The Boardwalk Grill $11 – 30

They are a casual waterfront restaurant located on the boardwalk in Johns Pass Village. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They pride ourselves in the quality of our food and love to hangout on the boardwalk and talk about fishing. Telephone: 727-391-8947 Web: The Boardwalk Grill

Sweet Sage Cafe $11 – 30

You’ll delight in The Sweet Sage Cafe’s peaceful atmosphere, a quaint combination of cafe, gift shop, boutique and beautiful outdoor dog friendly garden! They offer a wide variety of breakfast and lunch dishes. Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, & Gluten Free Options. Menu Telephone: 727-391-0453 Web: Sweet Sage Cafe

Frog Pond $11 – 30

They have maintained that the simple formula of great food, unique atmosphere, continued quality, and incredible portions. This is what made and keeps the Frog Pond the most frequented establishment on Redington Beach for breakfast and lunch. Telephone: 727-392-4117 Web: Frog Pond

Best Madeira Beach Florida Bars

The Salt Water Hippie

15042 Madeira Way Madeira Beach Telephone: 727-237-2970 Web: The Salt Water Hippie

Caddie’s – Madeira Beach

14080 Gulf Blvd Madeira Beach Telephone: 727-308-7888 Web: Caddie’s

The Reef Bar & Grill

14705 Gulf Blvd Madeira Beach Telephone: 727-954-3402 Web: The Reef Bar & Grill

Lucky Lizard Taphouse

14953 A Gulf Blvd Madeira Beach Telephone: 727-954-8618 Web: Lucky Lizard Taphouse

Rick’s Tiki Bar My Personal Favorite!

9980 Gulf Blvd Island Inn Beach Resort Treasure Island Telephone: 727-367-1926 Web: Rick’s Tiki Bar

Best Madeira Beach Florida Hotels


  1. Steve

    That’s interesting, looks like some place near the Equator, like the Caribbean or Australia. Just checked Google Maps and Florida’s not that far from the Caribbean. May be that’s why the weather is that mild. 

    I usually watch Nat Geo and most of what I see are brutal winters when I think of North America. I’ll excuse myself though, I’m over on a different continent!

    Anyway that’s on a light note. That drone shot makes it look amazing though. Clean and nice warm weather. Must be a perfect place to soak in the sun and forget the rat race that is life for a while.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It is the perfect place to soak up the sun!  I love living here and Madeira beach is one of the best area beaches.  I hope you can visit Florida some day soon 🙂  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

  2. Bogadi

    Traveling is such a beautiful thing. Your research has just made it even more appealing. You have made decision making kid of easy because we don’t have to go all over the internet to find the suitable hotel but it is also kind hard because most of what you have listed is beautiful and appealing. We appreciate your efforts.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me comments.  Glad you enjoyed your visit to my Madeira Beach Florida Hotels guide.

  3. Aly

    Florida is a neighbor state for me and I have lots of friends and family throughout the state, which makes it a frequent travel destination. I really enjoy reading your posts about these destinations like Madeira Beach that highlight so many great ways to spend time at these beautiful beaches! It’s always great to have a few solid suggestions of where to have food, fun, and drinks at the end of a full day. Thank you so much!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Aly.  It is a great state, and the Suncoast has just so many beautiful beaches, great restaurants and plenty to do.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

  4. Janine

    When I get to the US I will make this beach a must see destination. The way I see it in your post and the video is it is not overcrowded and less superficial than some of he other beaches we see … its more family orientated. The parasailing looks like something I will enjoy and ofcourse all the seafood !

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, the seafood is wonderful!  You will enjoy 🙂  Thanks for visiting our Madeira Beach Florida Hotels guide.

  5. Parameter

    The way you narated John pass village makes it look like an experience one must see in his lifetime. I will love to see the 2.5 miles of beautiful beaches, the complex that warehouse a waterfall and still has more than 100 units of shops, and also catch a dolphin   cruise for the fun of doing it

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      John’s Pass is a blast.  We head there for different celebrations.  So many great restaurants to choose from and just fun to walk around and look at all the shops.  Great area for sure!  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

  6. Glenn Rivera

    Great informative post.

    I often visited my local beaches here in Los Angeles and Orange country in the last year. Beaches are nice because there, you can be around people while relaxing, so long as they aren’t too crowded.

    I thought you did a great job informing the public about each of the beaches with their unique attractions even going so far as informing what time of the year to come for the wildlife and when to avoid possible hurricane season.

    You did a great job with the photos for each of the beaches.

    Your use of the ads on the side was so thorough, offering suggestions on various hotels, parking, and shuttles to get around the airport.

    It was a well organized invitation introducing the beaches, and then adding on the attractions afterwards, leaving links to see the menu and the dog garden is another nice feature.

    Guest ratings and pictures for the hotels and Villas. 

    When I clicked on the hotel links, I didn’t really understand how to use the check in – out calendar.

    Nevertheless, it was really a superb presentation on your part.

    My opinion on this topic is that it is a very good one because we are nearing the summer months and with the economy doing much better than I expected, we should expect heavy tourism for the summer months.

    Your work is first rate and I even book marked your high quality post.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks so much Glenn for taking the time to leave me your well thought out comments.  I am glad you enjoyed reading and learning about Florida 🙂  I used to live near California and have been to many of the beaches.  I do seem to like Florida beaches, maybe I live here now and am a bit biased.

  7. Kwidzin

    Unfortunately living in scotland in the united kingdom is the completely wrong side of the pond for being near these amazing places but hopefully some day soon i will be able to get accross there and visit. When Ido, Florida is most certainly on my list of places to visit, especially this place i  think.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You will love!  I am glad you have enjoyed your visit to  Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Aparna

    I have my friend who lives in St. Petersburg, and we have been planning to visit him forever. After reading your article on Madeira, I am decided now… the trip shall happen soon. I had no idea that there are such lovely beaches around there. This is definitely going onto the list of “Must-dos this year”, pandemic or not!

    Great article Leah. Thanks.


    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Aps, it is beautiful here and there are so many beaches withing minutes apart.  I live in Clearwater and I usually head to Indian Rocks beach or Madeira beach because they are much less crowded and parking is free lol.  You’ll  love the area.  Thanks for visiting my Madeira Beach Florida Hotels guide.

  9. LineCowley

    Madeira beach looks like another fantastic beach destination. I love your description of Madeira as crossing an old Florida fishing village with a lively beach town. An wow, to have 1,100 meters of boardwalk, is amazing. To be rated the no. 9 beach in the USA by TripAdvisor, is no mean feat. After a fun day on the beach, I will end it with a sunset cruise, with many options to choose from.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, many options to choose from and many things to do in the area, and many wonderful little restaurants.  You’ll love it here!  Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Alblue

    Oh, this is really great recommendation for updating my itinerary when visiting Florida next year. I love that there is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant there! What is the nearest hotel near Sweet Sage Cafe? By the way, is the Treasure Island Sunset Sailing a family-friendly activity there? I will bring my nephews there too. Thanks

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, the sunset sailing cruise is for the entire family.  The DoubleTree by Hilton on North Redington Beach is going to be the closest to the Sweet Sage Cafe, and it’s pretty close.  You and your nephews will have a ball!

  11. Bernard Breytenbach

    When I come to Florida, I will remember to go to Madeira beach area. It looks like a beautiful area and very social as well. I personally would like to try the pirate cruise. Maybe even turn it a pirate holiday. Saw you mentioned about the Pirate pub and grill. 

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, you could do that!  I have taken the pirate cruise with my and we had a ball.  It’s great for kids, and well anyone.  Thanks for stopping by Bernard.

  12. Ann

    I have gone once to Mad Beach. In my book, it’s a magnificent tourist destination. When I went, I didn’t have trouble finding the sun, have fun and enjoy delicious seafood. In fact, I had to much sun. At Madeira Beach, the sun, white sand beaches and emerald turquoise waters just invite you to swim and tan.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I love Madeira Beach!  I prefer it and Indian Rocks beach to Clearwater hands down.  Clearwater does have a ton of amenities plus lifeguards.  I am sure that is why it gets it’s #1 beach rating.  To me Madeira and Indian Rocks are way better.  Wonderful!

  13. Boi


    I am so family oriented and love vacations with my family at least twice a year. My kids love traveling too. I am therefore taken by Madeira because you said it is a perfect place for a true family getaway. I can see them playing in the sand and enjoying the water.   We can’t wait!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Madiera Beach has so much to offer and is not as crowded as some of the other beaches along the coast here.  You and your family will enjoy.  Thanks for visiting


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