The Beach Closure Issued for West Oaks Recreation Club Beach Has Been Lifted

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The beach closure issued for West Oaks Recreation Club Beachin the Town of Islip, has been lifted, as results of recent samples show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

The following beaches are closed due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed acceptable criteria.


Amityville Village Beach Babylon
Tanner Park Beach Babylon
Venetian Shores Beach Babylon
Tides Beach Brookhaven
Beech Road Beach (NSBA) Brookhaven
Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA) Brookhaven
Corey Beach Brookhaven
Shirley Beach Brookhaven
Soundview Beach Association Beach Brookhaven
Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach Huntington
Head of the Bay Club Beach Huntington
Nathan Hale Beach Club Beach Huntington
Baycrest Association Beach Huntington
Bay Hills Beach Association Huntington
Wincoma Association Beach Huntington
West Islip Beach Islip
Islip Beach Islip
East Islip Beach Islip
Bayport Beach Islip
Sayville Marina Park Beach Islip
Lake Ronkonkoma – Islip Town Beach Islip
Short Beach Smithtown
Nissequogue Point Beach Smithtown
Long Beach Smithtown
Schubert Beach Smithtown



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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