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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at Eight Beaches Biltmore Beach

Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at eight beaches, effective today, August 8, 2018. 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.


In addition, Biltmore Beach in Massapequa is closed until further notice due to elevated bacterial levels.


*This advisory will be lifted at 9 p.m. tonight, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.


*4 North Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Morgan Sound – Glen Cove

North Hempstead Beach Park – Port Washington

Sea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff

Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing


*4 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Hewlett Point Beach – East Rockaway

Island 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.

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