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Warning: You May Not Want to Swim at These 15 Beaches in New Jersey

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    (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

    Health officials are warning people not to swim at 15 beaches in New Jersey.

    The state's Department of Health assesses water quality at about 180 ocean and 35 bay monitoring locations along the coast each week. They look for the presence of Enterocci, a type of bacteria found in human and animal waste that could indicate contamination of bathing waters.

    The department issued advisories for 15 spots warning swimmers the water could be unhealthy. The beaches are not closed, but the advisories are issued out of an abundance of caution. The following places are affected (click here for the latest guidance from state health officials):

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    MONMOUTH COUNTY

    Asbury Park City

    Beach (Ocean): 7th Ave

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Beach (Ocean): 3rd

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Avon-by-the-sea Borough

    Beach (Ocean): Sylvania

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Bradley Beach Borough

    Beach (Ocean): Ocean Park

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Deal Borough

    Beach (Ocean): Philips Ave

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Highlands Borough

    Beach (Bay): Highlands Rec Center

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Beach (Bay): Miller Beach

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Long Branch City

    Beach (Ocean): Atlantic Ave

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Beach (Ocean): North Bath

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Neptune Township

    Beach (Ocean): Spray Ave.

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Sea Girt Borough

    Beach (Ocean): Beacon Blvd

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Spring Lake Borough

    Beach (Ocean): Essex Ave

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Beach (Ocean): Washington

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    OCEAN COUNTY

    Brick Township

    Beach (River): Windward Beach

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

    Toms River Township

    Beach (Bay): Shelter Cove

    Reason: Sample exceeded water quality standard.

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