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Suffolk Health Department Issues Advisory against Bathing at 64 County Beaches

  • 10 July 2020
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Due to heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches. The advisory is based on the knowledge that bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards will affect these beaches.

The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds and/or adjacent tributaries, and because of their location in an enclosed embayment, experience limited tidal flushing.                   

The department recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24-hour period) after the cessation of rainfall.  This advisory will be lifted Sunday, July 12, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., unless sampling conducted by the department reveals elevated levels of bacteria persisting beyond the 24-hour period.

* Valley Grove Beach in Eatons Neck, though included in this advisory, was closed on July 9, 2020, and will remain closed until 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, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit Suffolk County Department of Health Services beach monitoring webpage.

64 Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory of 7-10-20

Amityville Village Beach

Amityville

Rainfall related

Venetian Shores Beach

West Babylon

Rainfall related

Sound Beach POA East

Sound Beach

Rainfall related

Sound Beach POA West

Sound Beach

Rainfall related

Tides Beach

Sound Beach

Rainfall related

Beech Road Beach (NSBA)

Rocky Point

Rainfall related

Broadway Beach (NSBA)

Rocky Point

Rainfall related

Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA)

Rocky Point

Rainfall related

Shoreham Village Beach

Shoreham

Rainfall related

Shoreham Beach

East Shoreham

Rainfall related

Corey Beach

Blue Point

Rainfall related

Shirley Beach

Shirley

Rainfall related

Stony Brook Beach

Stony Brook

Rainfall related

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

East Shoreham

Rainfall related

Miller Place Park Beach

Miller Place

Rainfall related

Scotts Beach

Sound Beach

Rainfall related

Woodhull Landing POA Beach

Miller Place

Rainfall related

Bayberry Cove Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Rainfall related

Bayview Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Rainfall related

Grantland Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Rainfall related

Indian Field Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Rainfall related

Little Bay Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Rainfall related

Soundview Beach Association Beach

Old Field

Rainfall related

Terraces on the Sound

Rocky Point

Rainfall related

Havens Beach

Sag Harbor

Rainfall related

Eagle Dock Community Beach

Cold Spring Harbor

Rainfall related

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach

Lloyd Harbor

Rainfall related

West Neck Beach

Lloyd Harbor

Rainfall related

Lloyd Neck Bath Club Beach

Lloyd Harbor

Rainfall related

Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach

Lloyd Harbor

Rainfall related

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach

Huntington

Rainfall related

Head of the Bay Club Beach

Huntington Bay

Rainfall related

Nathan Hale Beach Club Beach

Huntington Bay

Rainfall related

Baycrest Association Beach

Huntington Bay

Rainfall related

Bay Hills Beach Association

Huntington Bay

Rainfall related

Crescent Beach

Huntington Bay

Rainfall related

Knollwood Beach Association Beach

Huntington

Rainfall related

Fleets Cove Beach

Huntington

Rainfall related

Centerport Beach

Centerport

Rainfall related

Huntington Beach Community Association Beach

Centerport

Rainfall related

Centerport Yacht Club Beach

Centerport

Rainfall related

Steers Beach

Northport

Rainfall related

Asharoken Beach

Asharoken

Rainfall related

Hobart Beach – LI Sound

Northport

Rainfall related

Hobart Beach – Cove

Eatons Neck

Rainfall related

Crab Meadow Beach

Northport

Rainfall related

Wincoma Association Beach

Huntington Bay

Rainfall related

Valley Grove Beach

Eatons Neck

Rainfall related

Prices Bend Beach

Eatons Neck

Rainfall related

West Islip Beach

West Islip

Rainfall related

Benjamins Beach

Bay Shore

Rainfall related

Islip Beach

Islip

Rainfall related

East Islip Beach

East Islip

Rainfall related

West Oaks Recreation Club Beach

West Sayville

Rainfall related

Brightwaters Village Beach

Brightwaters

Rainfall related

Bayport Beach

Bayport

Rainfall related

Sayville Marina Park Beach

Sayville

Rainfall related

Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club Beach

Islip

Rainfall related

Ronkonkoma Beach (Town of Islip)

Ronkonkoma

Rainfall related

Callahans Beach

Northport

Rainfall related

Short Beach

Nissequogue

Rainfall related

Nissequogue Point Beach

Nissequogue

Rainfall related

Long Beach

Nissequogue

Rainfall related

Schubert Beach

Nissequogue

Rainfall related

 

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