Bacteria Threat Closes Beaches Again

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 63 beaches due to heavy rainfall and the potential for high levels of residual bacteria from runoff. Numerous Huntington beaches are affected. The beaches are in areas heavily influenced by stormwater Read More …

Lifeguard Shortage Closes 4 Town Beaches

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 Read More …

Bacteria Warnings Again at Beaches in Huntington

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued an advisory Monday against bathing at 63 beaches. The beaches covered by the advisory are in areas heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds or adjacent tributaries and, because of their location in enclosed embayments, Read More …

Beach in Centerport Closed by Bacteria Levels

Huntington Beach Community Association Beach in Centerport is one of three beaches in Suffolk closed Friday because of the high levels of bacteria. Also closed were Islip’s Lake Ronkonkoma Beach, and Bayport Beach in Bayport. According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott, Read More …

Beaches Remain Closed Because of Bacteria

Several local beaches remain closed Sunday because of concerns about bacteria related to heavy rain, the Suffolk County Department of Health said. The latest  Huntington beach to be closed is Gold Star Battalion beach. Fleets Cove Beach in Huntington and Centerport Yacht Club Beach in Read More …

Suffolk County Issues Advisory for Numerous Beaches

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services  issued an advisory Friday against bathing at 64 beaches because of high bacteria counts resulting from heavy rain. The advisory includes several Huntington beaches. All the affected beaches are in areas heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the Read More …

Suffolk County Warns Against Beach Use

Because of heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 65 beaches. Bacteria at levels that exceed state standards will affect these beaches.  The beaches are in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the Read More …

Suffolk Warns Against Swimming at 64 Beaches

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches. The advisory is based on bacteria reaching  levels that exceed New York State standards. Beaches covered by the advisory are in areas heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the Read More …

Huntington to Open 4 Beaches, With Free Access This Weekend for Residents

Huntington will have four beaches open this weekend, the town announced Wednesday, with access limited to town residents only. Permits won’t be available until May 30 but residents can use their driver’s licenses to show proof of residence for free access. Capacity will be limited Read More …

Recreation Returning, With Covid-19 Rules in Place

Recreation is gradually returning to the area as rules resulting from the Covid-19 epidemic are gradually easing. Town of Huntington tennis and pickleball courts are now open, with safety measures in place, including a requirement to practice social distancing of 6 feet or more. Visitors must Read More …

3 Local Beaches Closed by Bacteria Find

Fleets Cove Beach and Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, both in Huntington, and Valley Grove Beach in Eatons Neck  are closed to bathing because of the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria. Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the Read More …

County Cites Bacteria, Advises Against Bathing at Several Beaches

Suffolk County advised against bathing Tuesday at several beaches Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 57 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential that the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards will Read More …

Suffolk County Closes Some Beaches After Finding Bacteria

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach in Huntington is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria. Hobart Beach in Eatons Neck also remains closed due to excess bacteria. Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the Read More …