The following beaches reopened this afternoon as testing revealed bacteria have subsided to acceptable limits.
- Benjamin Beach, Bay Shore – open
- Tanner Park Beach, Copiague – open
- Ronkonkoma Beach (Town of Islip) – open
The following beaches are newly closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.
- Corey Beach, Blue Point
- Bayport Beach, Bayport
All other beaches listed in this morning's advisory, below, remain closed.
The following beaches are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria:
- Fleets Cove Beach, Huntington
- Knollwood Beach, Huntington
- Huntington Beach Community Assoc., Huntington
- Sound Beach POA East, Sound Beach
- Sound Beach POA West, Sound Beach
- Beech Road Beach, Rocky Point
- Broadway Beach, Rocky Point
- Friendship Drive Beach, Rocky Point
- Terraces on the Sound, Rocky Point
- Benjamin Beach, Bay Shore – remains closed
- Tides Property Owners Association Beach, Rocky Point – remains closed
- Tanner Park Beach, Copiague – remains closed
- Ronkonkoma Beach (Town of Islip) – remains closed
The beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.
The rainfall advisory issued on Wednesday, August 16, has been lifted.
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.
For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 631-852-5822 or contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 631-852-5760 during normal business hours.
Beach Program Information:
Interactive map of beach closures/advisories - https://ny.healthinspections.us/ny_beaches/