Suffolk County Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at 35 Beaches

UPDATE: August 9th, 2018: The beach advisory issued Wednesday, August 8, 2018, by Suffolk County Health following heavy rainfall, has been lifted. Click HERE to read more.

August 8th, 2018 – Due to the heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 35 beaches, including beaches within and adjacent to various north shore embayments. The following beaches located in the Town of Islip are included in the advisory: West Islip Beach, Islip Beach, East Islip Beach, West Oaks Recreation Club Beach, Brightwaters Village Beach, Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club Beach. Please refer to the list below to review all affected beaches.

The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds and/or adjacent tributaries, and, because of their location in an enclosed embayment, experience limited tidal flushing. 

The department recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24 hr. period) after the rain has ended. If heavy rains persist beyond today or sampling done by the Department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hour period, this advisory will remain in effect.

Additionally, the following beaches remain closed to bathing: Amityville Village Beach, Tanner Park Beach, Sound Beach Property Owners Association West Beach, Corey Beach, Shirley Beach, Benjamins Beach, Bayport Beach, Sayville Marina Park Beach and Lake Ronkonkoma.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website link: www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health.

 

8/8/18 advisory against bathing at 35 beaches

Venetian Shores Beach

Babylon

Eagle Dock Community Beach

Huntington

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach

Huntington

West Neck Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Neck Bath Club Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach

Huntington

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach

Huntington

Nathan Hale Beach Club Beach

Huntington

Baycrest Association Beach

Huntington

Bay Hills Beach Association

Huntington

Crescent Beach

Huntington

Knollwood Beach Association Beach

Huntington

Fleets Cove Beach

Huntington

Centerport Beach

Huntington

Huntington Beach Community Association Beach

Huntington

Centerport Yacht Club Beach

Huntington

Steers Beach

Huntington

Asharoken Beach

Huntington

Hobart Beach

Huntington

Hobart Beach

Huntington

Crab Meadow Beach

Huntington

Wincoma Association Beach

Huntington

Valley Grove Beach

Huntington

Prices Bend Beach

Huntington

West Islip Beach

Islip

Islip Beach

Islip

East Islip Beach

Islip

West Oaks Recreation Club Beach

Islip

Brightwaters Village Beach

Islip

Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club Beach

Islip

Callahans Beach

Smithtown

Short Beach

Smithtown

Nissequogue Point Beach

Smithtown

Long Beach

Smithtown

Schubert Beach

Smithtown

 

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