Beaches Closed After Heavy Rains
By Maureen Daly
After the heavy rain storms of last week, Nassau County health officials issued an advisory against swimming or bathing at 14 north shore beaches.
Among the beaches listed are three Locust Valley Lattingtown beaches; two Glen Cove beaches; four Bayville beaches; one Oyster Bay beach; and one Port Washington beach.
The County advisory remains in effect through Tuesday, August 17th.
Nassau County’s health department in an online bulletin stated, “advisory is issued as a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by stormwater runoff..."
Runoff can elevate bacteria levels in the water — making it potentially unsafe to bathe in. Some common bacteria include E. coli and fecal coliform.
The following beaches are all under the “No Swimming” advisory:
Morgan Sound – Glen Cove
Pryibil Beach – Glen Cove
Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing
Theodore Roosevelt Beach – Oyster Bay
Sea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff
North Hempstead Beach Park – Port Washington
Laurel Hollow Beach – Laurel Hollow
Ransom Beach – Bayville
Centre Island Sound Side – Bayville
Soundside Beach – Bayville
Stehli Beach – Bayville
Creek Club – Lattingtown
Lattingtown Beach – Lattingtown
Piping Rock Beach Club – Locust Valley