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Suffolk County Beach Closures Reported Due to Findings of Bacteria

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Several beaches have closed or remain closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that are in excess of acceptable criteria.

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For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach Hotline.

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Suffolk County, NY - August 24, 2016 - The following beaches have closed or remain closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that are in excess of acceptable criteria.

  • Shirley Beach in Shirley
  • Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach in Lloyd Harbor
  • Head of the Bay Club Beach in Huntington Bay
  • Bay Crest Association Beach in Huntington Bay
  • Bay Hills Association Beach in Huntington Bay
  • Crescent Beach in Huntington Bay
  • Tanner Park Beach in Copiague
  • Lake Ronkonkoma Beach in Islip
  • Peconic Dunes County Park (Lake) in Southold
  • Copiague Harbor POA in Copiague
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
 
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, or visit the Beach Monitoring page on the Suffolk County website.