Though the rainfall advisory issued on Friday, August 18, has been lifted. Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria. The following beaches remain closed.
- Corey Beach, Blue Point
- Bayport Beach
- Fleets Cove Beach, Huntington
- Knollwood Beach, Huntington – remains closed
- Huntington Beach Community Association Beach , Huntington
- Sound Beach Property Owners Association East, Sound Beach
- Sound Beach Property Owners Association East West, Sound Beach
- Beech Road Beach, Rocky Point
- Broadway Beach, Rocky Point
- Friendship Drive Beach, Rocky Point
- Terraces on the Sound, Rocky Point
- Tides Property Owners Association Beach, Rocky Point
The beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.
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: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx
Interactive map of beach closures/advisories- https://ny.healthinspections.us/ny_beaches/