Four New Suffolk County Beaches Closed

Knollwood  Beach Association Beach, Fleets Cove Beach, Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, and Valley Grove Beach are all closed.

Amityville Village Beach, Tanner Park Beach, Venetian Shores Beach. Copiague Harbor POA, West Islip Beach and Lake Ronkonkoma remain closed.


The following beaches are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria:


Beach ID Beach Name Town Date Closed Reason For Closure
B1 Amityville Village Beach Amityville 7/25/2017 3:23:00 PM Water quality exceedance
B3 Tanner Park Beach Copiague 7/25/2017 3:23:00 PM Water quality exceedance
B4 Venetian Shores Beach Lindenhurst 7/25/2017 3:23:00 PM Water quality exceedance
B13 Copiague Harbor (Great South Bay) POA Copiague 7/22/2017 9:01:00 AM Water quality exceedance
H13 Knollwood Beach Association Beach Huntington 7/26/2017 3:31:00 PM Water quality exceedance
H14 Fleets Cove Beach Huntington 7/26/2017 3:32:00 PM Water quality exceedance
H16 Huntington Beach Community Association Beach Huntington 7/26/2017 3:32:00 PM Water quality exceedance
H28 Valley Grove Beach Huntington 7/26/2017 3:33:00 PM Water quality exceedance
I1 West Islip Beach West Islip 7/25/2017 3:25:00 PM Water quality exceedance
I22 Lake Ronkonkoma   7/25/2017 3:26:00 PM Water quality exceedance

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.

Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.

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 Suffolk County Department of Health Services beach monitoring webpage 

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