Madeira Beach Journals

Madeira Beach, FL

A June 2005 trip to Madeira Beach by AngelaMHaven

Quote: Madeira Beach, along Florida's Gulf Coast, provides a laid-back, relaxing, sun-filled vacation. Eat seafood, walk the beach, and relax.

Madeira Beach, FL


The beach is a broad expanse of sand great for walking, looking for seashells, or just lounging in your lounge chairs. The water is the clear turquoise water like you find along the northwest Florida area. The early part of June is a great time to go; it's not too hot,the sun is bright, and you can find your way into restaurants without a wait.

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Best Way To Get Around:

I recommend renting a car. It's the easiest way to get around. One thing about this area that is great is that do offer a trolley service from the St. Pete area to the Clearwater area, which runs all day and is very inexpensive. You can pick up a map, and it makes multiple stops at many different places.

Island Gulf Resort

Hotel | "Shawnee's Island Gulf Resort"

Best Things Nearby:It was right on the beach. About 2 miles down, you had John's Pass, with history, restaurants, and shopping. Also, this is where you have fishing boats come in, so there is fresh fish every night. Also, the Candy Kitchen is within walking distance. This place is packed every night, but it's worth the wait!Best Things About the Resort:The two bedrooms over look the street and the bay but are very large and spacious. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and walk-in closet. The bathroom has a walk-in shower. The second bedroom has two twin beds, and the second bathroom has a bathtub/shower combo. The kitchen is very large and has a walk-in pantry. If I were t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 13, 2005

Island Gulf Resort
13912 Gulf Blvd.
Madeira Beach, Florida 33708
(727) 398-6786