Beaches in Islip, Huntington and Babylon Towns Close to Bathing
Benjamins Beach in Bay Shore, West Islip Beach in West Islip, Amityville Village Beach in Amityville, Tanner Park Beach in Copiague, Venetian Shores in Lindenhurst , as well as Broadway Beach, Friendship Drive Beach, Beech Road Beach, Terraces on the Sound and Tides Beach POA all in Rocky Point, and Sound Beach POA East and West in Sound Beach have all closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.
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.
The beaches will reopen when 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 or contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours.
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Interactive map of beach closures/advisories- https://ny.healthinspections.us/ny_beaches/