Gilgo Beach

Babylon, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

Gilgo State Park is located on a barrier beach on the south shore of Long Island, with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Great South Bay. Gilgo Park is undeveloped and has fewer amenities than most, but spectacular views and serenity make it a popular destination. The park is actively managed for the protection of the sea beach amaranth and the piping plover; employees can provide education to visitors regarding habitat management. Fishing is abundant in the fall during the striped bass migration. Anglers can enjoy catching blue fish and a variety of saltwater species from April 1 to December 31, 24 hours a day, with a New York State Sport Fishing Permit. While a small community of beach houses abuts the beach, non-locals can park and visit for $30 a weekend. Access to the park is best via 4-wheel drive, which requires a permit. Handicap accessible. This is a Tier III beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
5°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Gilgo Beach is sampled monthly from June 15th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at : 631-852-5822

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality at Tier III beaches from a June 15th until Labor Day. Tier III beaches are tested once a month. Swim Guide checks the Suffolk County beach monitoring site daily for updates. Tier III beaches may eventually be eliminated from the beach monitoring program depending on historical water quality sampling results. Water is re-sampled after a result exceeds standards or after a pollution event, such as a sewage spill.

A marine beach is marked Green when there are equal to or less than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain 35 units / 100ml of water or less.

A freshwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or less and when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 126 units / 100ml of water or less.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 126 units / 100ml of water .

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Gilgo Beach

Babylon, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
5°C
Clear

Gilgo State Park is located on a barrier beach on the south shore of Long Island, with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Great South Bay. Gilgo Park is undeveloped and has fewer amenities than most, but spectacular views and serenity make it a popular destination. The park is actively managed for the protection of the sea beach amaranth and the piping plover; employees can provide education to visitors regarding habitat management. Fishing is abundant in the fall during the striped bass migration. Anglers can enjoy catching blue fish and a variety of saltwater species from April 1 to December 31, 24 hours a day, with a New York State Sport Fishing Permit. While a small community of beach houses abuts the beach, non-locals can park and visit for $30 a weekend. Access to the park is best via 4-wheel drive, which requires a permit. Handicap accessible. This is a Tier III beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Gilgo Beach is sampled monthly from June 15th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at : 631-852-5822

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality at Tier III beaches from a June 15th until Labor Day. Tier III beaches are tested once a month. Swim Guide checks the Suffolk County beach monitoring site daily for updates. Tier III beaches may eventually be eliminated from the beach monitoring program depending on historical water quality sampling results. Water is re-sampled after a result exceeds standards or after a pollution event, such as a sewage spill.

A marine beach is marked Green when there are equal to or less than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain 35 units / 100ml of water or less.

A freshwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or less and when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 126 units / 100ml of water or less.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 126 units / 100ml of water .

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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