24 Long Island Beaches Closed This Weekend Over Bacteria Concerns

Storm runoff can elevate bacteria levels in the water, so these beaches are being closed as a precaution

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It's expected to be a beautiful weekend with temperatures in the high 70s and mostly sunny skies, but those who plan to spend their time at Long Island beaches should know they won't be able to go in the water at two dozen of them.

    The health departments of Nassau and Suffolk counties opted to close 24 beaches this weekend as a precaution in the wake of heavy rains that can elevate bacteria levels in the water. About 7 inches of rain fell on Long Island over the last week.

    Here is a list of the beaches that are closed to bathing:

    SUFFOLK COUNTY

    Tanner Park Beach
    Copiague Harbor Beach 
    Lake Ronkonkoma Beach 
    Benjamin Beach 
    Fleets Cove Beach in Centerport   


    NASSAU COUNTY

    Centre Island Sound             
    Creek Club                      
    Lattingtown Beach                
    Laurel Hollow Beach
    Morgan Sound
    North Hempstead Beach Park
    Piping Rock Beach Club
    Prybil Beach
    Ransom Beach
    Roosevelt Beach
    Sea Cliff Village Beach
    Soundside Beach
    Stehli Beach
    Tappen Beach 
    Biltmore Beach Club  
    Hewlett Point Beach
    Island Park Beach
    Merrick Estates Civic Association
    Philip Healey Beach

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