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Top Things to Do at John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk

 

In 1848, a hurricane created a “pass” as it blew through the barrier islands. The first person to sail through this new break in the coastline? John Levique, a pirate with a mysterious history whose name is nevertheless immortalized in John’s Pass Village. 

Step into the turn-of-the-century as you stroll through this fishing village turned charming vacation destination. Quaint boutiques now occupy historic fishing shacks, as do restaurants, sightseeing tours, fishing charters, and more. It doesn’t get more Florida than soaking up the salty sea air blowing in off Madeira Beach as you shop for souvenirs or enjoy a night out. 

Shops

custom soaps and sponges

Loris Soap and Sponge

Goat's milk and olive oil give Lori's Soaps their unique and far-reaching reputation—as does their use of natural sea sponges within their soaps. Shop this local-favorite store for a souvenir that'll remind you of St. Pete Beach and John's Pass every time you shower.

Life is good sign on the beach

Wild Time Caribbean Trading

Wild Time is your go-to for quintessential beach attire. Pick up a John's Pass t-shirt or stock up on goods you may have forgotten to pack, like hats and sunglasses. They also stock fun and memorable beach-themed trinkets that you can gift to family back home.

person flying kite

Windworks

As the name implies, Windworks is dedicated to goods that make use of the wind. Find a kite to fly on St. Pete Beach, or choose a wind chime so you'll be transported back to John's Pass every time the wind blows. Windworks also features hammocks and windsocks.

Restaurants

Fish and chips basket

Walt'z Fish Shak

Dig into fresh seafood in one of the only remaining original fish shacks in John's Pass. Walt'z Fish Shak prides themself not only on their food, but also their views. You just may be able to dine with the dolphins! 

Candy buffet

Zeno's Boardwalk Sweet Shop

Zeno's is home to the self-proclaimed world's most famous taffy. But since they've been around since 1948, they also have winning recipes for sweets like carmel, fudge, brittle, gourmet popcorn, and more.

cocktail drinks

Sculley's - The Hut

This waterfront tiki bar is a quintessential beachfront cocktail spot. Grab a table on Sculley's 70-foot waterfront dock and enjoy frozen specialty cocktails, sandwiches, and tacos. 

Activities

man on fishing charter boat

Lady Godiva Fishing Charters

Discover some of the best fishing Florida has to offer on a Lady Godiva fishing charter. Embark on a fishing adventure in pursuit of grouper, red snapper, amberjacks, and more.

Woman looking out at ocean while riding on ship

Calypso Breeze

The Calypso Breeze is a 68-foot, triple-deck ship known for it's lunch and dinner cruises. Enjoy a meal out on the water as you take in the Florida coastline from a new point of view.

overhead view of a boat on the ocean

Jack’s at John’s Pass

Take yourself on an adventure with a boat or waverunner rental at Jack's at John's Pass. Jack's rents only the best watercraft, ensuring you'll have a smooth and exciting day on the water.

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