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Nassau warns against swimming at 18 beaches due to bacteria levels

Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing is seen in

Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing is seen in this undated file photo. Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Nassau County health officials have closed a Glenwood Landing beach and are advising the public against swimming Saturday at 18 other beaches across the county.

County officials said the Saturday advisory was issued as a “precautionary measure” for beaches that have been previously identified as being impacted by storm water runoff.

Tappan Beach in Glenwood Landing was closed effective Saturday as a result of elevated bacteria levels until further notice, Nassau Health Department spokeswoman Mary Ellen Laurain said.

Thirteen North Shore beaches fall under the advisory, including: Centre Island Sound, Ransom, Stehli and Soundside beaches in Bayville; Creek Club and Lattingtown Beach in Lattingtown; Laurel Hollow Beach in Laurel Hollow; Morgan Sound and Pryibil Beach in Glen Cove; North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington; Piping Rock Beach Club in Locust Valley; Theodore Roosevelt Beach in Oyster Bay; and Sea Cliff Village Beach in Sea Cliff.

Five South Shore beaches are also under the advisory: Biltmore Beach Club and Philip Healey Beach in Massapequa; Hewlett Point Beach in East Rockaway; Island Park Beach in Island Park; and Merrick Estates Civic Association in Merrick.

The advisory is expected to be lifted at 9 a.m. Sunday, Laurain said.

For updated, recorded information on beach openings and closings, call the health department at 516-227-9700.

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