MADEIRA BEACH, FLORIDA

Madeira Beach lies in Pinellas County. It boasts of a small town feel yet is within miles of the bustling Tampa bay which is one of the fastest growing areas in the US. The city is blessed with a serene tranquility, miles of beaches with pristine white sand and emerald water which is typical of the Florida Gulf Coast. When you laze on the beach and look at the horizon you can revel in the natural beauty that the area abounds in. The clear blue sky mingles with the blue water of the Gulf of Mexico at the horizon while the waves turn a subtle turquoise as they splash against the sandy shores. The breath taking beauty with the willowy sea oats rising up to greet the waves is a sight to behold. The best part of Madeira Beach is its old world Florida feel but that hasn't stopped some world class tourist accommodation establishments from cropping up in the area. From scrumptious food to luxurious accommodation and a happening night life the area has it all and it is home to the legendary John Pass Village

Madeira Beach has an abundance of recreational activities as well. You can take your pick from traditional beach activities and water sports like parasailing, canoeing kayaking, jet skiing, boating, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. While at Madeira beach a visit to John's Pass Village Boardwalk is a must. It is a legendary small fishing village with a boardwalk that offers a multitude of restaurants and shopping options. Wave runners are allowed at Madeira Beach and you can rent one at the beach. For Golf enthusiast there is the Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf, a miniature golf course with all the excitement of a pirate ship. The water of the Gulf of Mexico is rich in marine life so Madeira Beach is a veritable fishing paradise. You can rent your own dinghy or take a deep sea fishing tour or a dolphin watching tour

Madeira Beach has a wide array of restaurants serving diversified cuisine from all over the world. The Dockside Dave's Grill is a little known restaurant so you won't find the usual gang of tourists but don't underestimate the cuisine here since it's one of the finest at Madeira beach, patrons call it the best kept secret of Tampa Bay. For French food complemented with an extensive wine list go to Cafe De France a very elegant eatery. Madeira Beach also has a Japanese Restaurant called Osaka so if you fell like sushi and saki you know where to find it.

Madeira Beach offers a host of accommodation choices to travelers. The luxurious Madeira Beach Condos are available for $550 per week or $4500 per month. If you are looking for a resort which offers accommodation at affordable you can't go wrong with The Trillium and Villa Madeira which offer 2 bedroom beach front condos for $750 per week.