Madeira Beach

madeirabeach1Madeira Beach is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other. Its residents either live on the water or within walking distance of it. In fact, watch the daily migration of people as they wander down to the water each night to view the spectacular sunset.

With a population of 4,263 people as of the 2010 Census, Madeira Beach has a small town atmosphere and a largely residential feel. Families are in the minority here, as many Madeira Beach households are retirees or empty nesters.

madeirabeach2The main attraction of the city is John’s Pass, a quaint fishing village with unique shops and boutiques, a fishing fleet, cruise lines, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing, and a variety of restaurants. If deep sea fishing is of interest to you, several charters are available right here at John’s Pass. As you walk along a waterside boardwalk you will most likely see dolphins in the water below. Want a close-up photo with you and a pelican? Then, John’s Pass is your best bet. John’s Pass is named for the mysterious pirate turned turtle fisherman, John Levique, who is said to have found the pass after a large storm created it. You can read more about John Levique here.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy Gulf views from the white sand beaches, as well as the beauty of the Intracoastal along the 1,100 foot boardwalk.

Factoids:

Population: 4,263 per U.S. Census
Land Area: 1.03 Sq. Miles
 

Points of Interest: John’s Pass Village, fishing, restaurants and shops. Gulf views from the white sand beaches, the beauty of the Intracoastal along the 1,100 foot boardwalk.

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