Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 19 beaches, effective today, July 29, 2016. This advisory is issued as a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by stormwater runoff caused by heavy rainfall. Stormwater runoff can impact bathing water quality by elevating bacteria levels, which may cause exceedances of the New York State standard for bathing water quality.
*14 North Shore Beaches within Nassau County:Centre Island Sound – BayvilleCreek Club – LattingtownLattingtown Beach – Lattingtown Laurel Hollow Beach – Laurel Hollow Morgan Sound – Glen CoveNorth Hempstead Beach Park – Port WashingtonPiping Rock Beach Club – Locust ValleyPryibil Beach – Glen CoveRansom Beach – Bayville Theodore Roosevelt Beach – Oyster BaySea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff Soundside Beach – BayvilleStehli Beach – BayvilleTappen Beach – Glenwood Landing
*5 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:Biltmore Beach Club – MassapequaHewlett Point Beach – East RockawayIsland Park Beach – Island Park Merrick Estates Civic Association – Merrick Philip Healey Beach – Massapequa
To speak with a Health Department representative, weekdays, 9 a.m., - 4:45 p.m., call (516) 227-9717.
For up-to-date recorded information on beach openings and closings, call (516) 227-9700.
*This advisory will be lifted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.