Escambia County commissioners voted to reopen Pensacola Beach and all Escambia beaches in a meeting.
The vote passed unanimously, 5-0.
Beaches will open 30 minutes before sunrise starting Friday, May 1.
They will close 30 minutes after sunset.
Areas under piers and pavilions will remain closed.
People must maintain groups of 10 or less and maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart.
The county says it will write a letter requesting Gulf Islands National Seashore to also reopen.
A group of protesters rallied outside the Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building Tuesday morning in support of reopening the county’s beaches.
Last week, the three other Northwest Florida counties all took steps towards reopening their beaches.
Santa Rosa County voted to reopen its beaches beginning Friday, May 1 with limited hours from 2:30-7:30 p.m.
Okaloosa County also voted to open its beaches beginning Friday on a limited basis. All county beaches will be open from 6:30-9 a.m. and 4:30-7 p.m.
And Walton County commissioners voted to draft an ordinance that would reopen all county beaches Friday. The ordinance will be drafted for approval today.