ugust 16, 2014
Three Islip Beaches Close to Bathing
The following beaches are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria:
· Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore
· Sayville Marine Park Beach
· Bayport Beach
According to Commissioner of Health James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, immersion 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, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health. Or http://gis2.suffolkcountyny.gov/bathingbeaches/