The map shows the locations of the SBPOA staircases to the East and West Beaches. The staircases were built and are maintained by SBPOA and for members only 24/7 year round.
For the latest information on water quality testing results during the swimming season, please call the beach hotline at 631-852-5822 or visit the Suffolk County interactive map online at http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx
The following are definitions of the water quality status notification terms: “Open”, “Advisory” and “Closed” according to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS):
SCDHS provides the notifications and the testing as a “courtesy” and since we are a private beach, we are not required to comply. We pass on the notifications to our members and of course, it is up to each SBPOA member to decide how the notifications affect their decision to go in the water or not.