Thousands and thousands of Ocean County kids will look back and remember the park that so many of you reading this never knew existed.

Blackbeard's Cave was a little adventure amusement park on Route 9 in Bayville, NJ. It was filled with adorable smaller rides in Adventure Station.

They had swings, a cute dinosaur ride, a dragon roller coaster that kids loved, and so much more. They had a bouncy house, batting cages, a climbing wall, and go-karts.

Rumors have swirled for the past year about what is going to become of the old Blackbeard's Cave. I have heard about a storage facility, a new home development, and a couple of other things.

Whatever is actually going to stand on the plot of land that was once Blackbeard‘s Cave, it will not be appreciated by the locals half as much as the original Blackbeard's Cave.

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Unfortunately after a long struggle prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the park was never able to open back up after closing down in 2020.

An entire Reddit thread is dedicated to the people who have memories of this once-thriving amusement park.

We’ve never gotten to the bottom of what exactly has happened to the park. Or what used to be the park.

Among many news sources, reported that the park was to be demolished.

Our own Kylie Moore in an article on from last summer reminisced about her own childhood fun times there.

We do know that word of demolition plans were announced in July 2022, and there was strong opposition to a housing development that was slated to be built there. After that, we have lost the trail. If you know what is going to happen to what was once a childhood joy, the former Blackbeard's Cave, kindly clue us in.

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