With heavy rainfall Tuesday and more forecasted for Wednesday, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 52 Suffolk County beaches Wednesday due to a potential that bacterial numbers exceed New York State standards.
The impacted beaches are those heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds and adjacent tributaries. These beaches also experience limited tidal flushing. Please note that this advisory only affects beaches that are currently open for the season.
The advisory will be in effect until at least 7 p.m. Thursday, unless sampling done by the Department finds elevated bacterial numbers after the 24-hour period.
There are 9 beaches in Rocky Point, Sound Beach and Miller Place listed in the advisory:
- Beech Road Beach, Rocky Point
- Broadway Beach, Rocky Point
- Friendship Drive Beach, Rocky Point
- Terraces on the Sound Beach, Rocky Point
- Tides Beach, Rocky Point
- Miller Place Park Beach, Miller Place
- Scotts Beach, Sound Beach
- Sound Beach POA West, Sound Beach
- Woodhull Landing Beach