Advisory against swimming at 64 Suffolk beaches following Tropical Storm Fay

RONKONKOMA, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Following the torrential rainfall and runoff on Thursday, 64 beaches now have an advisory against bathing.

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued the advisory Thursday. Closest to the Sachem area, the 64 beaches include Ronkonkoma Beach in Ronkonkoma, Bayport Beach in Bayport, Corey Beach in Blue Point, Sayville Marina Park Beach in Sayville, and West Oaks Recreation Club Beach in West Sayville.

"The advisory is based on the knowledge that bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards will affect these beaches," according to the Department of Health. "The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds or adjacent tributaries, and because of their location in an enclosed embayment, experience limited tidal flushing."

The department recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles — at least a 24-hour period — after the rainfall ends. This advisory will be lifted at 6 a.m. Saturday, unless sampling conducted by the Department of Health reveals elevated levels of bacteria persisting beyond the 24-hour period. 

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 631-852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit Suffolk County Department of Health Services beach monitoring webpage.

The following is the full list of beaches with the advisory.

Town of Babylon

Amityville Village Beach, Amityville

Venetian Shores Beach, West Babylon

Town of Brookhaven

Sound Beach POA East, Sound Beach

Sound Beach POA West, Sound Beach

Tides Beach, Sound Beach

Beech Road Beach (NSBA), Rocky Point

Broadway Beach (NSBA), Rocky Point

Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA), Rocky Point

Shoreham Village Beach, Shoreham

Shoreham Beach, East Shoreham

Corey Beach, Blue Point

Shirley Beach, Shirley

Stony Brook Beach, Stony Brook

Shoreham Shore Club Beach, East Shoreham

Miller Place Park Beach, Miller Place

Scotts Beach, Sound Beach

Woodhull Landing POA Beach, Miller Place

Bayberry Cove Beach, Setauket-East Setauket

Bayview Beach, Setauket-East Setauket

Grantland Beach, Setauket-East Setauket

Indian Field Beach, Setauket-East Setauket

Little Bay Beach, Setauket-East Setauket

Soundview Beach Association Beach, Old Field

Terraces on the Sound, Rocky Point

Town of East Hampton

Havens Beach, Sag Harbor

Town of Huntington

Eagle Dock Community Beach, Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach, Lloyd Harbor

West Neck Beach, Lloyd Harbor

Lloyd Neck Bath Club Beach, Lloyd Harbor

Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach, Lloyd Harbor

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach, Huntington

Head of the Bay Club Beach, Huntington Bay

Nathan Hale Beach Club Beach, Huntington Bay

Baycrest Association Beach, Huntington Bay

Bay Hills Beach Association, Huntington Bay

Crescent Beach, Huntington Bay

Knollwood Beach Association Beach, Huntington

Fleets Cove Beach, Huntington

Centerport Beach, Centerport

Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, Centerport

Centerport Yacht Club Beach, Centerport

Steers Beach, Northport

Asharoken Beach, Asharoken

Hobart Beach – LI Sound, Northport

Hobart Beach – Cove, Eatons Neck

Crab Meadow Beach, Northport

Wincoma Association Beach, Huntington Bay

Valley Grove Beach, Eatons Neck

Prices Bend Beach, Eatons Neck

Town of Islip

West Islip Beach, West Islip

Benjamins Beach, Bay Shore

Islip Beach, Islip

East Islip Beach, East Islip

West Oaks Recreation Club Beach, West Sayville

Brightwaters Village Beach, Brightwaters

Bayport Beach, Bayport

Sayville Marina Park Beach, Sayville

Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club Beach, Islip

Ronkonkoma Beach, Ronkonkoma

Town of Smithtown

Callahans Beach, Northport

Short Beach, Nissequogue

Nissequogue Point Beach, Nissequogue

Long Beach, Nissequogue

Schubert Beach, Nissequogue

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