Nassau County, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 16 beaches, effective today, August 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 and Hewlett Point Beach in East Rockaway are 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
*2 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:
- Biltmore Beach Club – Massapequa
- Island Park Beach – Island Park
*This advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m., on Tuesday, August 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.