Blackbeard’s Cave, the amusement park in Bayville, New Jersey, will be demolished


Well, that was sad news to read.

Ocean County’s amusement park, Blackbeard’s Cave, is to be demolished after 30 years as a staple of central Jersey’s summer entertainment.

Unfortunately, after a long struggle before the COVID-19 pandemic, the park was never able to reopen after it closed in 2020.

The theme park was located at 136 Atlantic City Blvd in Bayville, New Jersey. According to Shore News Network, this space is supposed to be replaced by a storage facility.

According to their Facebook page,

“Whether you’re 1 or 101, our goal is to make you smile and keep you young at heart.”

While he may never quite live up to the great adventure of Six Flags Great Adventure, he certainly had his place and will be missed by those in the area.

Some of the interesting features of the park were its mini-golf course, batting cages, various inflatables, and small thrill rides.

As a Jersey girl growing up in the 90s early 2000s I remember going to Blackbeard’s Cave on field trips with the summer camp I went to, and it was always great.

Just thinking about it, I hear the roar of go-kart engines or the smell of chlorine water from bumper boats. Of course, the day wasn’t complete until I cooled myself off with some crushed ice!

Since the park closed it looks a bit rough so while it will be sad to see it go, I’m sure it will be good for the locals to no longer see the skeleton of what once was.

RIP Blackbeard’s Cave, gone but not forgotten.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Kylie Moore of New Jersey 101.5. All opinions expressed are those of Kylie. You can follow Kylie on instagram.

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