Certain Monmouth and Ocean beaches have exceeded the acceptable bacteria levels for swimming. 

  • Asbury Park, 3rd Avenue
  • Asbury Park, 7th Avenue
  • Avon, Sylvania Avenue
  • Bradley Beach, Ocean Park Avenue
  • Brick, Windward Beach
  • Deal, Phillips Avenue
  • Deal, Hathaway Avenue
  • Highlands, Community Rec Center
  • Highlands, Miller Beach
  • Long Branch, Atlantic Avenue
  • Long Branch, North Bath Avenue
  • Ocean Grove, Spray Avenue
  • Sea Girt, Beacon Boulevard
  • Spring Lake, Washington Avenue
  • Spring Lake, Essex Avenue
  • Toms River, Shelter Cove

While these beaches haven't been closed, they all have high bacteria advisories. According to njbeaches.org, a high bacteria advisory is issued when:

Any initial sample that exceeds the state standard requires that the local health agency issue a swimming advisory at the bathing beach where the sample was collected. Swimming Advisories warn the public of potentially unhealthy water conditions. Additional sampling is conducted until water quality results are again within the standard.

According to the National Institutes of Health, if contaminated water is swallowed it could cause gastrointestinal illnesses.

Officials say rainfall is likely the cause of the bacteria levels.

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