The following beaches have closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria in excess of acceptable criteria: Asharoken, Valley Grove, and Prices Bend beaches in the Town of Huntington and Bayport and Sayville Marina Park beaches in the Town of Islip. Friendship Drive Beach in Rocky Point, Town of Brookhaven, remains closed
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
The 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. http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx
To view an interactive map of beach closures/advisories, visit https://ny.healthinspections.us/ny_beaches/
For information about the Beach Monitoring Program, visit: