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Hey, you guys.

Check out these funny

looking Villagers.

Ain't they something !!

You can remember them...right??

After you enjoy relaxing on the beach, stroll over to John's Pass Village for a little shopping and an early dinner. There are about a dozen restaurants, grills and cafes from which to chose. The four that come with the highest recommendation are:

  • Boardwalk Grill
  • Bamboo Beach Bar and Grill
  • Walt'z Fish Shack
  • DeLosa's Authentic New York Pizza

There is an 1.5 hour dolphin sightseeing cruise on the Dolphin Quest that leaves at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm from John’s Pass Boardwalk.  Cost is $17.50 for Seniors. Tour the picturesque Boca Ciega Bay and watch its playful residents--the bottlenose dolphin--swim, jump and entertain you. If you'd like to assure yourself of a space for this fun, you can call for a reservation at


The next picture shows you where the beach is in relation to the Village. While there last year, we discovered a short path that leads directly between them, underneath the bridge shown. There are also decent restrooms and picnic shelters along that path.

Does this picture remind you of your beach boardwalk back home?

As you can see, the beach is wide and deep. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent and this may be one of the best times to take advantage of that service. There are restrooms nearby, but they can be a 4-minute walk from the water's edge. Procrastinators take heed!

We'd now like to offer you the opportunity to enjoy both settings for a full day. For about 6 hours, you will be free to explore and choose whichever activities please you. Over 100 merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, and dolphin watching or shelling tours.

If this trip interests you, send a check for $25 per person made out to "BBC" to:

Steve Jones

1070 Alcove Loop

The Villages, FL 32162

Please do not take it to his home. On August 27, we will use our lottery system to determine reservations for this trip and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your seat confirmation or waitlist status.

Hope you can join us!

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Anna Maria Island
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Ormond Beach
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Madeira Beach & Johns Pass Village
October 20-23

It's about time that we revisit

Madeira Beach and John's Pass Village

on September 15, 2014

~ 8:30am - 8:30pm ~

Last June, we gave you a brief glimpse of John's Pass Village and Boardwalk in Madeira Beach.  Unfortunately, because we only had about 2 hours to spend there, you had to choose between the beautiful wide sands of Madeira Beach or the quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village, Pinellas County’s #1 tourist attraction.

2014 Beach Trips

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  October 6, 2014  --  7:00pm at SeaBreeze Recreation Center