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Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 67 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches (listed below). The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards resulting from the heavy rain that occurred yesterday will impact these areas.

The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds and/or adjacent tributaries, and because of their location in an enclosed embayment, experience limited tidal flushing.

The Department recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24-hour period) after the cessation of rainfall.  Unless sampling done by the Department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hour period, this advisory will be lifted at 6 a.m. Sunday, August 12, 2012. 

Tanner Park Beach in Copiague and Peconic Dunes Camp Beach on Great Pond in Peconic remain closed to bathing.

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 link: and under “Our Mission,” “Our Environment,” click “Beaches.”





Amityville Village Beach Babylon Amityville
Copiague Harbor (Great South Bay) POA Babylon Copiague
Venetian Shores Beach Babylon West Babylon
Bayberry Cove Beach Brookhaven Setauket-East Setauket
Bayview Beach Brookhaven Setauket-East Setauket
Beech Road Beach (NSBA) Brookhaven Rocky Point
Broadway Beach (NSBA) Brookhaven Rocky Point
Corey Beach Brookhaven Blue Point
Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA) Brookhaven Rocky Point
Grantland Beach Brookhaven Setauket-East Setauket
Holiday Beach Brookhaven East Moriches
Indian Field Beach Brookhaven Setauket-East Setauket
Little Bay Beach Brookhaven Setauket-East Setauket
Miller Place Park Beach Brookhaven Miller Place
Patchogue Village Pool & Beach Brookhaven Patchogue
Scotts Beach Brookhaven Sound Beach
Shirley Beach Brookhaven Shirley
Shoreham Beach Brookhaven East Shoreham
Shoreham Shore Club Beach Brookhaven East Shoreham
Shoreham Village Beach Brookhaven Shoreham
Sound Beach POA West Brookhaven Sound Beach
Soundview Beach Association Beach Brookhaven Old Field
Stony Brook Beach Brookhaven Stony Brook
Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach Brookhaven Stony Brook
Terraces on the Sound Brookhaven Rocky Point
Tides Beach Brookhaven Sound Beach
Woodhull Landing POA Beach Brookhaven Miller Place
Havens Beach East Hampton Sag Harbor
Asharoken Beach Huntington Asharoken
Bay Hills Beach Association Huntington Huntington Bay
Baycrest Association Beach Huntington Huntington Bay
Centerport Beach Huntington Centerport
Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach Huntington Lloyd Harbor
Crab Meadow Beach Huntington Northport
Crescent Beach Huntington Huntington Bay
Eagle Dock Community Beach Huntington Cold Spring Harbor
Fleets Cove Beach Huntington Huntington
Gold Star Battalion Park Beach Huntington Huntington
Head of the Bay Club Beach Huntington Huntington Bay
Hobart Beach Huntington Northport
Hobart Beach Huntington Eatons Neck
Huntington Beach Community Association Beach Huntington Centerport
Knollwood Beach Association Beach Huntington Huntington
Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach Huntington Lloyd Harbor
Lloyd Neck Bath Club Beach Huntington Lloyd Harbor
Nathan Hale Beach Club Beach Huntington Huntington Bay
Prices Bend Beach Huntington Eatons Neck
Steers Beach Huntington Northport
Valley Grove Beach Huntington Eatons Neck
West Neck Beach Huntington Lloyd Harbor
Wincoma Association Beach Huntington Huntington Bay
Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club Beach Islip Islip
Bayport Beach Islip Bayport
Benjamins Beach Islip Bay Shore
Brightwater Village Beach Islip Brightwaters
East Islip Beach Islip East Islip
Islip Beach Islip Islip
Lake Ronkonkoma – Islip Town Beach Islip Ronkonkoma
Sayville Beach Islip Sayville
Sayville Marina Park Beach Islip Sayville
West Islip Beach Islip West Islip
West Oaks Recreation Club Beach Islip West Sayville
Callahans Beach Smithtown Northport
Long Beach Smithtown Nissequogue
Nissequogue Point Beach Smithtown Nissequogue
Schubert Beach Smithtown Nissequogue
Short Beach Smithtown Nissequogue


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