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Posted on: June 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at 18 Beaches and Closes Tappen

 Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau CountyDepartment of Health is issuing an advisory againstbathing at 14 beaches, effective today, June 24, 2017.  This advisory isissued as a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by stormwaterrunoff caused by heavy rainfall.  Stormwater runoff can impact bathingwater quality by elevating bacteria levels, which may cause exceedances of theNew York State standard for bathing water quality.  


In addition, Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing isclosed to bathing until further notice due to elevated bacterial levels,effective today, June 24,2017. 


*13 North Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Centre Island Sound – Bayville

Creek Club – Lattingtown

Lattingtown Beach – Lattingtown 

Laurel Hollow Beach – Laurel Hollow 

Morgan Sound – Glen Cove

North Hempstead Beach Park – Port Washington

Piping Rock Beach Club – Locust Valley

Pryibil Beach – Glen Cove

Ransom Beach – Bayville 

Theodore Roosevelt Beach – Oyster Bay

Sea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff 

Soundside Beach – Bayville

Stehli Beach – Bayville


*5 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Biltmore Beach Club – Massapequa

Hewlett Point Beach – East Rockaway

Island Park Beach – Island Park 

Merrick Estates Civic Association – Merrick 

Philip Healey Beach – Massapequa


To speak with a HealthDepartment representative, weekdays, 9 a.m., - 4:45 p.m., call 

(516) 227-9717.

 For up-to-daterecorded information on beach openings and closings, call (516) 227-9700.


*Thisadvisory for the 18 beaches will be lifted at 9 a.m., on Sunday, June 25,unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevatedbacterial levels

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