The Best of Madeira Beach! 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. Visit all of the great beaches in the Clearwater to St. Pete area here, or visit us on Pinterest.
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
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Rocks Beach is a quiet and less crowded alternative to the larger and well known beaches in the Clearwater area. Indian Rocks Beach is a great place for vacationers seeking a quiet or family vacation. The beach stretches for 2.7 miles and is part of a barrier island with waterfronts facing either the Gulf waters or the intracoastal waterway.
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.
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.
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.
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 Restaurants
Pirates Pub-N-Grub $11 – 30
Gulf Bistro $11 – 30
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