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Check Pinellas County beach capacity in real-time with this tool

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Posted at 12:30 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 10:31:09-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office created a way for beachgoers to check the capacity of the beaches, parking lots and bridges in real-time before heading out the door.

The tool launched Friday and can be found by clicking here. The sheriff's office says the site will be continually updated.

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Public beaches in Pinellas County reopened on Monday. By that afternoon, Pass-a-Grille reached capacity and the sheriff's office closed it to nonresidents to ensure social distancing guidelines were followed.

"As long as we're managing it and we're controlling the environment, this is going to be successful," Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Monday afternoon. "So far, so good."

Overall, leaders have said they're happy with what they've seen in the county so far this week.