New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection has closed several beaches due to high bacteria levels discovered Wednesday.

The list dropped from 15 beaches to seven as of Thursday afternoon. Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean Counties have no current closures, but once were apart of the bacteria concern.

visual map of the current beach closings

Atlantic County remains the sole area of attention due to illegal water quality standards.

The following beaches are still closed in Atlantic County:

Municipality                             Beach 

Ventnor City                             Missouri
Atlantic City                              North Carolina
Atlantic City                              Pennsylvania
Atlantic City                              Montgomery Ave.
Atlantic City                              Bartram
Atlantic City                              Annapolis Ave.
Atlantic City                              Georgia

Refer to for any updates.