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Posted on: July 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at 8 Beaches

Nassau County, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 8 beaches, effective today, July 1, 2021.  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, Philip Healey Beach in Massapequa remains closed until further notice due to elevated bacterial levels.


*8 North Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Lattingtown Beach – Lattingtown

Laurel Hollow Beach – Laurel Hollow

Morgan Sound – Glen Cove

North Hempstead Beach Park – Port Washington

Pryibil Beach – Glen Cove

Theodore Roosevelt Beach – Oyster Bay

Sea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff

Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing


*This advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m., on Friday, July 2, 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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