John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, a rustic waterfront complex is Pinellas County’s number one tourist attraction. Locals refer this village as the “Pass”. John’s Pass Village was created by a hurricane on September 27, 1848. A pirate named John Levique made the first passage through the newly created pass and hence the name, John’s Pass.
John’s Pass is a collection of shops and restaurants in an old-style fishing village setting. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, and wide variety of water adventures. Fishing is the primary sport activity but you can also rent a boat or Jet Ski, take a pirate cruise or go on a sunset dolphin cruise or even hop on a floating tiki bar. Within the city limits are many more restaurants, beach bars, unique local shops and many public beach access points. Village merchants offer every type of shopping experience, from priceless one-of-a-kind treasures to to the folks souvenirs!. Don’t miss John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, you’ll find spectacular sunset views at Indian Rocks Beach and great bird watching in Indian Shores.