Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at 17 Beaches All Oceanfront Beaches in Nassau Closed Due to Unsafe Surf Conditions Caused by Tropical Storm Henri
Nassau County, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 17 beaches, effective today, August 22, 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.
*14 North Shore Beaches within Nassau County:
*3 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:
In addition, Island Park Beach is closed until further notice due to elevated bacterial levels.
All oceanfront beach in Nassau County will be closed to bathing due to unsafe surf conditions caused by tropical storm Henri.
*This advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m., on Tuesday, August 24, 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.