Madeira Beach occupies the southern tip of Sand Key, right on John’s Pass, famous for being grouper fishing headquarters of the state. Shopping is an attraction on Madeira Beach in addition to restaurants and an outstanding powdery white sand beach. Madeira has beautiful white sand on its beaches.
Mad Beach, as they call it here, stretches for about two miles at the southern end of Sand Key in Pinellas County, Florida. At the southernmost end is John’s Pass, famous for it’s grouper fishing fleet and John’s Pass boardwalk, filled with shops and restaurants. Madeira Beach provides two main public beach accesses and plenty of street-end accesses, many of which have limited, metered parking. The Tom Stuart Causeway (S.R. 666) will take you right to the northern reaches of Mad Beach, just south of Redington Beach.
Madeira beach has lots of small beachfront resorts and rental condominiums. There are also plenty of funky beach houses within a block or two of the beach. The water here is great for swimming and wading and the beach sand is generally white and soft. You will have to pay to park at any of the beach access points, but if you are staying on the beach or within a few blocks of the beach, that won’t be an issue. If you stay nearer to John’s Pass, you can walk to just about anything you might need or want.
Parks along Madeira Beach
Archibald Beach Park
On Gulf Boulevard at the end of Madeira Way. It has a pavilion, restrooms, showers, and parking.
On State Road 699 (Tom Stuart/Welch/Madeira Beach Causeway) just southwest of Madeira Middle School.
On Gulf Boulevard between 144th and 146th Avenues. It has restrooms, showers, and parking.
John’s Pass Park/South Beach
Across Gulf Boulevard from John’s Pass Village. There are restrooms and substantial parking.
Kitty Stuart Park
On Gulf Boulevard between 140th and 141st Avenues. It has a pavilion and parking.