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:
*2 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:
*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.