COPIAGUE - Seven popular Suffolk County beaches have a bathing ban in effect today.

The ban is due to high levels of bacteria in the water, officials say.

Officials say there is no bathing at Amityville Village Beach in Amityville, Tanner Park Beach in Copiague, Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst and Copiague Harbor in Copiague.

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach in Huntington, Nathan Hale Beach Club in Huntington Bay and Peconic Dunes County Park in Southold are also closed to bathing.