Health Emergency

Long Island Beach Advisories – Summer 2018

While the majority of Long Island beaches are pollution free and provide a safe and healthy recreational environment, some are subject to influences from storm-water runoff or bacteria levels that can adversely affect water quality and potentially expose bathers to contaminants.

  • Nassau County

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

  • Suffolk County

For the latest information on water quality or open/closed status of Suffolk County beaches, call the Beach Hotline at 631-852-5822 or visit for an interactive map.


Further health related services, resources and information:

World Health Organization (WHO):

New York State Department of Health:

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Nassau County Department of Health