Nassau County, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at six beaches, effective today, July 7, 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 is closed until further notice due to elevated bacterial levels.
*Three North Shore Beaches within Nassau County:
North Hempstead Beach Park – Port Washington
Sea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff
Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing
*3 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:
Biltmore Beach Club – Massapequa
Hewlett Point Beach – East Rockaway
Island Park Beach – Island Park
*This advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m., on Thursday, July 8, 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.