Suffolk County Department of Health Services has closed the following beaches due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria:
Venetian Shores Beach Babylon
Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach Lloyd Harbor
Bay Crest Association Beach Huntington Bay
Knollwood Beach Association Beach Huntington
Fleets Cove Beach Huntington
Wincoma Association Beach Huntington Bay
Valley Grove Beach Eaton’s Neck
Benjamin Beach Bay Shore
Copiague Harbor Beach in Copiague remains closed to bathing due to high bacterial levels.
Beaches may reopen when samples results show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.
According to Commissioner of Health James Tomarken, MD, MPH, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose and throat.
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 at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health.