Village Beach, West Islip Beach, East Islip Beach, Bayport Beach, Orient State
Park Beach and Nissequogue Point Beach are closed to Bathing
Beaches Remain Closed
Village Beach in the Town of Babylon, West Islip, East Islip, and Bayport Beach
in the Town of Islip, Orient State Park Beach in the Town of Southold, and
Nissequogue Point Beach in the Town of Smithtown are closed to bathing due to
the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed acceptable criteria.
Park Beach, Venetian Shores Beach, Cory Beach, Shirley Beach, Benjamins Beach,
West Oaks Recreation Club Beach, Sayville Marina Park Beach and Lake Ronkonkoma
remain closed due to the continuation of excess 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
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
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. http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx