Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 13 beaches, effective today, August 20, 2019. 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.
*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
Pryibil Beach – Glen Cove
Ransom Beach – Bayville
Theodore Roosevelt Beach – Oyster Bay
Sea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff
Soundside Beach – Bayville
Stehli Beach – Bayville
Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing
In addition, Biltmore Beach in Massapequa, Hewlett Point Beach in East Rockaway and Piping Rock Beach Club in Locust Valley remain closed until further notice due to elevated bacterial levels.
To speak with a Health Department representative, weekdays, 9 a.m., - 4:45 p.m., call
For up-to-date recorded information on beach openings and closings, call (516) 227-9700.
*This advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m., on Wednesday, August 21, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.