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Posted on: August 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] DOH Issues Advisory Against Bathing at 17 Beaches. Oceanfront Beaches Closed Due to Tropical Storm.

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:

  • 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
  • Philip Healey Beach – Massapequa


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.

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