Veterans Memorial Beach

Mattituck, New York

Veterans Memorial Park is a Peconic Bayfront park located at the end of Bay Avenue in Mattituck. Features include pavilion buildings, a large parking area, restrooms, showers, picnic area, a playground with swings, a bocce court, a shuffleboard court, and a horseshoe pitch. Lifeguards are on duty during summer months. Beach wheelchairs are available. There is a Community Room available for meetings and events. The picnic and barbeque area located on the west side has water and electricity, restrooms, picnic tables, and on-site parking and is available for residential use. Beach entrance by car during summer months requires a resident season pass ($5 per year) or a day guest pass ($15 per car). These can be obtained from the beach attendant located at the entrance. This is a Tier III beach.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 24th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 10th, 2021 at 12:33 PM.
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Current Weather
18°C
Clear
Monitoring Frequency

Veterans Memorial Beach is sampled weekly from June 15th to September 1st.

Source Information

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at 631-852-5822 Or at https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Environmental-Quality/Ecology/Beach-Monitoring-Program

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality from Mid May - Mid Sept. Tier I beaches are tested 2-3 times per week and Tier II beaches are tested at least once per week, with more frequent testing at beaches where water quality changes often. Tier II beaches are retested if a sample exceeds water quality standards. Tier 1 beaches are closed after one sample exceedance and retested daily until reopened.

The samples are taken at knee depth, near known and potential pollution sources and from the most popular swimming spots.

Tier III beaches are tested once a month.

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 30-day geometric mean contains 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 30-day geometric mean contains 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 30-day geometric mean contains 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 30-day geometric mean contains more than 126 units / 100ml of water.

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Veterans Memorial Beach

Mattituck, New York

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 24th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 10th, 2021 at 12:33 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
18°C
Clear

Veterans Memorial Park is a Peconic Bayfront park located at the end of Bay Avenue in Mattituck. Features include pavilion buildings, a large parking area, restrooms, showers, picnic area, a playground with swings, a bocce court, a shuffleboard court, and a horseshoe pitch. Lifeguards are on duty during summer months. Beach wheelchairs are available. There is a Community Room available for meetings and events. The picnic and barbeque area located on the west side has water and electricity, restrooms, picnic tables, and on-site parking and is available for residential use. Beach entrance by car during summer months requires a resident season pass ($5 per year) or a day guest pass ($15 per car). These can be obtained from the beach attendant located at the entrance. This is a Tier III beach.

Monitoring Frequency

Veterans Memorial Beach is sampled weekly from June 15th to September 1st.

Source Information

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at 631-852-5822 Or at https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Environmental-Quality/Ecology/Beach-Monitoring-Program

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality from Mid May - Mid Sept. Tier I beaches are tested 2-3 times per week and Tier II beaches are tested at least once per week, with more frequent testing at beaches where water quality changes often. Tier II beaches are retested if a sample exceeds water quality standards. Tier 1 beaches are closed after one sample exceedance and retested daily until reopened.

The samples are taken at knee depth, near known and potential pollution sources and from the most popular swimming spots.

Tier III beaches are tested once a month.

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 30-day geometric mean contains 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 30-day geometric mean contains 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 30-day geometric mean contains 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 30-day geometric mean contains more than 126 units / 100ml of water.

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