Twenty-Two Beaches Closed to Bathing - Four beaches remain closed

September 10th, 2018  The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has closed 22 beaches to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed acceptable criteria. In addition, four beaches that had closed earlier this season remain closed. In total, 26 beaches are closed to bathing. Please see the below table for a list of affected beaches in and around our area.


The following beaches are closed to bathing. Those marked with an asterisk closed earlier this season. 

Centerport Yacht Club Beach *

Huntington

Fiddlers Green Association Beach

Huntington

Valley Grove Beach *

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor Estates Beach

Huntington

West Islip Beach

Islip

Sayville Marina Park Beach

Islip

Lake Ronkonkoma - Islip Town Beach *

Islip

Callahans Beach

Smithtown

Short Beach

Smithtown

Nissequogue Point Beach

Smithtown

Long Beach

Smithtown

Amityville Village Beach

Babylon

Tanner Park Beach *

Babylon

Venetian Shores Beach

Babylon

Corey Beach

Brookhaven

Shirley Beach

Brookhaven

Bayberry Cove Beach

Brookhaven

Lloyd Neck Bath Club Beach

Huntington

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach

Huntington

Head of the Bay Club 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


Bacteria can be introduced to recreational waters from a variety of sources, including storm water runoff, resident waterfowl populations, failing or poorly operating septic systems, sewage spills, boats and marinas, floatable debris, and from bathers themselves. According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.

Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822 or contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours. Visit them on the web HERE. 

 

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