August 12, 2013

Five Beaches Closed to Bathing

Uniondale, NY - Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health has closed the following five South Shore beaches to bathing as a precautionary measure, effective today, August 12, 2013. Storm water runoff can have a negative impact by elevating bacterial levels and affecting bathing water quality.

5 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Biltmore Beach Club

Hewlett Point Beach

Island Park Beach

Merrick Estates Civic Association

Philip Healey Beach

To speak with a Health Department representative, weekdays, 9:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M., call


For up-to-date recorded information on beach closings and openings, call 516-227-9700.