Sarasota County beaches to allow chairs, coolers effective Monday

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SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Sarasota County beaches will allow chairs, coolers and canopies on county-owned beaches following Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order about opening the state.


  • Florida is reporting 85,926 cases and 3,061 deaths
  • Florida in Phase Two of reopening
  • Cases have spiked in past week, Gov. DeSantis says due to increased testing

The county confirmed that effective Monday, parking will be available at county-owned beaches and restrooms will be open.

The county was previously only going to open for essential athletic activities, such as walking, running, fishing and swimming.

Concessions, playgrounds and picnic shelters will remain closed.

County-operated pickleball and tennis courts will open on Saturday.

Sarasota County is also looking at opportunities to open additional amenities.


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