Pinellas’ beach capacity dashboard opening Saturday morning

Clearwater Beach north of Pier 60 looks crowded in this photo taken at 3 p.m. May 9, although Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says an aerial view shows it wasn’t too bad. Still, some of the parking lots in the area had to be closed to manage the crowds. He recommends that people plan their trips using the beach capacity dashboard and to arrive early.