The Centerport Yacht Club Beach, Valley Grove Beach, and Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, all located in the Town of Huntington, and Sound Beach Property Owners’ Association Beach, located in the Town of Brookhaven, have closed to bathing today due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.
The following beaches remain closed: Tanner Park Beach in the Town of Babylon; Corey Beach in the Town of Brookhaven; and Benjamins Beach, Bayport Beach, and Sayville Marina Park Beach in the Town of Islip.
Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels. Tides Beach in the Town of Brookhaven has reopen
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, 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 852-5822 or contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours. http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx