Tobay Beach- Ocean

Massapequa, New York

Tobay Beach is a restricted access recreational ocean front beach located in the middle of Jones Beach Island, a barrier island off the South Shore of Long Island. Residents of the Town of Oyster Bay are the only ones allowed to entry, with a limited number of guests from outside the town on weekends. On weekdays, the beach is open to non-residents with a fee of $30.
Tobay Beach offers a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere to its visitors.
For those coming with children, Tobay park offers the Spraypark playground.

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
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 3th, 2020. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 3th, 2020 at 3:34 PM.
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Current Weather
23°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Tobay Beach- Ocean is sampled weekly from May 1st to October 1st.

Source Information

Monitoring in this area starts in mid April and results are available on the hotline Memorial Day weekend.

The Nassau County Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

There are three "tiers" of beaches in Nassau County, NY. The more popular a beach is, the more strict the water quality standard will be.

Tier I beaches will generally be sampled twice per week with a minimum of one sample per week. Tier II beaches will generally be sampled five times per thirty-day period with a minimum of one sample per week. Tier III beaches will be sampled a minimum of twice per 30-day period.
Additional sampling is conducted if a beach exceeds water quality standards, if sanitary waste is discharged into the water, after a beach closure is lifted, and after a significant rain event.

Results are recorded on the beach hotline: 516-227-9700 (Press 1) and a press release is issued by the county when advisories are issued.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily during the monitoring season.

A freshwater beach is marked Green test results show E. coli counts below 235 / 100 ml and when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over a 30-day period is below 126 E.coli / 100ml.

A marine beach is marked Green when a single sample of Enterococci are below 105 and when the geometric mean is below 35.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over a 30-day period exceeds 126 E. coli / 100 ml.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample of Enterococci exceeds 105 or when the geometric mean exceeds 35.

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

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Tobay Beach- Ocean

Massapequa, 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
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 3th, 2020. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 3th, 2020 at 3:34 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
23°C
Clear and sunny

Tobay Beach is a restricted access recreational ocean front beach located in the middle of Jones Beach Island, a barrier island off the South Shore of Long Island. Residents of the Town of Oyster Bay are the only ones allowed to entry, with a limited number of guests from outside the town on weekends. On weekdays, the beach is open to non-residents with a fee of $30.
Tobay Beach offers a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere to its visitors.
For those coming with children, Tobay park offers the Spraypark playground.

Monitoring Frequency

Tobay Beach- Ocean is sampled weekly from May 1st to October 1st.

Source Information

Monitoring in this area starts in mid April and results are available on the hotline Memorial Day weekend.

The Nassau County Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

There are three "tiers" of beaches in Nassau County, NY. The more popular a beach is, the more strict the water quality standard will be.

Tier I beaches will generally be sampled twice per week with a minimum of one sample per week. Tier II beaches will generally be sampled five times per thirty-day period with a minimum of one sample per week. Tier III beaches will be sampled a minimum of twice per 30-day period.
Additional sampling is conducted if a beach exceeds water quality standards, if sanitary waste is discharged into the water, after a beach closure is lifted, and after a significant rain event.

Results are recorded on the beach hotline: 516-227-9700 (Press 1) and a press release is issued by the county when advisories are issued.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily during the monitoring season.

A freshwater beach is marked Green test results show E. coli counts below 235 / 100 ml and when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over a 30-day period is below 126 E.coli / 100ml.

A marine beach is marked Green when a single sample of Enterococci are below 105 and when the geometric mean is below 35.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over a 30-day period exceeds 126 E. coli / 100 ml.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample of Enterococci exceeds 105 or when the geometric mean exceeds 35.

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

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