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Officials: No swimming at Centerport beach due to bacteria

The Huntington Beach Community Association beach in Centerport, has been closed to swimming as a result of unacceptably high levels of bacteria, Suffolk County health officials said Wednesday.

Remaining closed for the same reason are: Tides Beach, Beach Road Beach, Broadway Beach, Friendship Drive Beach — all in Rocky Point; Sound Beach Property Owners Association beach; and Valley Grove Beach in Eatons Neck.

Swimming in contaminated water “can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose and throat,” according to a health department news release.

To learn more and stay up to date on affected beaches, residents can call the county’s beach hotline at 631-852-5822 or check

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