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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at 16 Beaches

Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 16 beaches, effective today, August 29, 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.


*14 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

Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing


*2 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Island Park Beach – Island Park

Philip Healey Beach – Massapequa


In addition, Biltmore Beach in Massapequa and Hewlett Point Beach in East Rockaway are 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

(516) 227-9717.


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 Friday, August 30, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.

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