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Posted on: July 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at 17 Beaches One Beach Closed

Nassau County, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 17 beaches, effective today, July 9, 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.


*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


*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 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 10, 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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