Clearwater Beach Reopens May 4, 2020

What you need to know before heading to Clearwater Beach

Please note that updates are being made as information is available. It is best if you check the City of Clearwater’s Facebook page for updates as they happen.

On weekends, you can also check to see if parking lots are full or have space available via the Pinellas County Beach Capacity Dashboard. Note that the availability of this dashboard is typically on weekends only, and when it is not actively updating the page will show an “inactive” message.

Clearwater Beach Ambassadors

Beach ambassadors will be stationed around the beach and along Beach Walk to remind people to practice social distancing and answer any questions. The ambassadors will also have hand sanitizer available for visitors to use.

Clearwater Beach Rules & Regulations

  • Must follow CDC social distancing guidelines:
    • Stay 6 feet apart from others.
    • No group gatherings.
    • Face masks are recommended for all those in face-to-face interactions and where you can’t abide by social distancing guidelines.
  • People can exercise, walk or sit down along the beach as long as they stay 6 feet apart from others.
  • Pier 60 and the Pier 60 Bait House now open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days a week.
  • Sand volleyball courts will remain closed.
  • Playgrounds, including the one located at Pier 60 Park will remain closed.
  • Big Event Slides’ inflatables and bungee area will remain closed.
  • Coolers, blankets, towels and personal chairs are permitted.
  • NO alcohol or dogs allowed on the beach.

What is the city of Clearwater doing to keep me safe?

  • Adding more hand-washing stations for visitors to use.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing high-traffic areas frequently.
  • Encouraging people to use mobile phone apps for parking and other services.

Parking

All public parking lots will be open. The city of Clearwater is encouraging people to use the ParkMobile App to pay for parking, to decrease touching surfaces of parking kiosks. You can download the app in Apple’s App Store or on Google Play.

  • How to use the Park Mobile App
    • Enter the zone number posted on signs around the parking meter in the ParkMobile parking app.
    • Select the amount of time you want to park and start your session.
    • You will get alerts when time is about to expire so you can extend your parking session.

Businesses on Clearwater Beach

Phase 1 of Florida’s reopening plan will be in effect beginning on May 4. What that means:

  • Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with 6 feet of space between tables.
  • Indoor seating will be capped at 50%.
  • Retail can operate at 50% indoor capacity.
  • Bars will remain closed.
  • More information on beach businesses can be found at clearwaterflorida.org/shopping-local-covid-19.

Lifeguards

  • The Clearwater Beach Patrol will be fully staffed between 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
  • Lifeguards will be provided with PPE equipment to keep them safe when interacting with beachgoers or those who may be in distress.

The safety and health of residents and visitors is the city of Clearwater’s main priority. The Clearwater Police Department will be out enforcing these rules on the beach to make sure everyone is doing their part to stay safe. Have fun, be smart, and by working together, we all can enjoy Clearwater Beach safely.