The town of Huntington said Thursday that four of eight town beaches are closed for the rest of the season because of a shortage of lifeguards.
The shutdown was effective immediately. The shutdown came as the area is heading in to several days of 90-plus temperatures.
Swim lines and lifeguard stands were being removed at the following beaches for the remainder of the season:
- Asharoken Beach, Northport
- Crescent Beach, Huntington Bay
- Fleets Cove Beach, Centerport
- Gold Star Battalion Beach, Huntington
The town is posting “No lifeguard on Duty” and “No Swimming Allowed” signs.
Residents may visit the beaches closed to bathing but they must stay out of the water.
Swimming at the following remains available but is limited to town residents.
- Centerport Beach, Centerport
- Crab Meadow Beach, Northport
- Hobart Beach, Eaton’s Neck
- West Neck Beach, Lloyd Harbor
Contact the Main Beach Office located at Crab Meadow Beach at (631) 261-7574 seven days a week from 9am thru 3pm now through Labor Day to verify that the beaches are open or closed for bathing as per the County of Suffolk Department of Health Services.