Two Beaches Closed to Bathing

Two beaches are now closed due to high bacterial levels.

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July 1st - Suffolk County, NY - The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has closed the following beaches to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria:

·         Tides Beach in Rocky Point closed today

·         Copiague Harbor Beach in Copiague remains closed.

Health officials have deemed all other permitted beaches in Suffolk County that are open for the season to be safe for bathing at this time.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, click on or visit: and under “Our Environment,” click “Beaches.”