24 Tampa Bay beaches that are now open, and the rules you should know


Whether we're ready or not, many Florida beaches have now reopened to the public, and many have increased public safety rules and precautions. Here are a few nearby sandy spots in Pinellas, Sarasota, Hernando, Manatee, and Hillsborough counties that are currently ready for beachgoers, some with limited amenities and restrictions.

If you're headed to a beach in Pinellas County, be sure to check the county's realtime dashboard to see if it's already at capacity.