Sayville Marina Park Beach, Bayport Beach, Islip Beach, Benjamins Beach in Bay Shore, Corey Beach in Bayport, and Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria. West Islip Beach and Tanner Park Beach in Copiague remain closed.
Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.
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.
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.
Click here for frequently asked questions about the Suffolk County’s Beach Monitoring Program.
Click here to view an interactive map of beach closures and advisories.