Valley Grove Beach-Northport, Sound Beach Property Owners Association East and West, and Tides Beach Closed to Bathing

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Sound Beach Property Owners Association East and West, Tides Beach in Rocky Point, and Valley Grove Beach in Huntington are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria. The following beaches, which closed earlier this week, due to excess bacteria, remain closed:

  • Tanner Park Beach in Copiague
  • Venetian Shore Beach in Lindenhurst
  • Little Bay Beach in Strongs Neck
  • Lake Ronkonkoma
  • Bayport Beach


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 or contact the Department’s Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours.    

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