Madeira is more than a wine; it is also the namesake of a Florida town. Located in Pinellas County, Madeira Beach is a small town of less than 5,000 permanent inhabitants. The city itself is less than two miles long, with 100% of the population located either directly on the beach or within minutes of reaching it. This makes holiday rentals in Madeira Beach ideal for tourists interested in swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, and other water sports.
The Holiday Boat Parade
Madeira Beach is also idea for boating. Indeed, every year the city sponsors a "Festival of Lights Holiday Boat Parade" in which the small watercrafts of locals and visitors are decked out in a glittering array of lights, with some boats almost completely covered with sparkling bulbs in a variety of colors. These boats slowly sail past the marina, putting everyone who watches in an excellent holiday spirit.
The Marina at Madeira Beach
Boat enthusiasts will particularly appreciate the fine marina at Madeira Bay. With 93 wet slips and a full roster of services, the municipal marina can help tourists arrange for charters or boat rentals during their stay in Madeira Beach.
Another important feature of the town is the public beach and park system. Beaches front the Gulf of Mexico and there are three public parks, with Rex Place offering ball fields and a playground in addition to picnic grounds. Archibald Park fronts the beach, while Causeway Park features a fishing pier and observation deck.