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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at Six North Shore Beaches

Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at six North Shore beaches, effective today, August 14, 2020. 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.


*Six North Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Lattingtown Beach – Lattingtown

Morgan Sound – Glen Cove

North Hempstead Beach Park – Port Washington

Pryibil Beach – Glen Cove

Sea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff

Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing


*This advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m., on Saturday, August 15, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal 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.

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