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Pirate’s Cove Playground in Old Bridge NJ (with Photos)

Some playgrounds sit in the middle of a grassy field. Some are located near a lake. Some are tucked behind buildings and some like Pirate’s Cove Playground in Old Bridge are just off the beach. Though with the tall trees and grassy area you might not even realize there’s a beach just a few steps away.

Horizontal picture of the pirate ship playground at Pirate's Cove in Old Bridge New Jersey

A visit to Pirate’s Cove playground can be a great way to start a day at the beach, end a day at the beach, or just break up a walk along the paths or other kind of day trip to Old Bridge Waterfront Park.

10 Things to Know About Pirate’s Cove Playground at Old Bridge Waterfront Park

As part of our challenge to write about 100 New Jersey playgrounds in 100 days we bring you the details about Pirate’s Cove, a playground in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey in Middlesex County.

Where is Pirate’s Cove located?

As amazing as the Old Bridge Waterfront Park can be, it can also be tricky to find the playgrounds. There are two newer playgrounds at the park. We tried to find both playgrounds on our June 4, 2022 visit, but were only successful finding the Pirate’s Cove playground.

close up horizontal picture of Pirate's Cove playground in Cliffwood Beach NJ.

The website lists the address as Raritan Boulevard in Old Bridge Township/Cliffwood Beach. Our GPS finally found it using an address of 419 Raritan Boulevard in Keyport. The park is part of the Middlesex County park system.

Horizontal picture of toddler playground at Pirate's Cove park in Keyport, NJ

What kind of playground equipment does Pirate’s Cove have?

There are two main pieces of playground equipment at Pirate’s Cove. There’s a large pirate ship shaped playground for older kids and a smaller structure for toddlers and preschoolers. Like most playgrounds the park offers slides, swings, and monkey bars.

Horizontal picture of pirate ship Pirate's Cove Playground at Old Bridge Waterfront Park in Cliffwood Beach NJ

Are there swings?

There are two swing structures. One swing structure has 4 traditional swings. The other has 4 baby swings.

traditional swings at Pirate's Cove in Old Bridge NJ
baby swings at Pirate's Cove in Old Bridge NJ

Are there slides?

There are 3 slides on the pirate ship structure and 3 slides on the toddler playground. There are no tunnel slides they are all open.

What special features does the playground offer?

The playground offers climbing webs, walls, and ladders. There is a treasure chest.

Pirate's Cove Playground at Old Bridge Waterfront Park in Cliffwood Beach NJ monkey bars and rock climbing wall

What kind of ground cover does the playground have?

The ground surface is a soft black rubber material.

Treasure chest at Pirate's Cove Playground in Old Bridge Township New Jersey

Is the playground at Pirate’s Cove accessible?

The Pirate’s Cove playground equipment is not accessible, nor does it offer any accessible equipment.

Is there shade available at the Pirate’s Cove? 

The playground area itself is pretty open. While there are trees around the perimeter they do not provide shade for the playground. There is shade available on some of the playground equipment. Additionally, there are benches under a pavilion to get out from the sun.

Where is parking for the Pirate’s Cove Playground? 

There is a large parking lot on Raritan Boulevard that is adjacent to the walking path that leads to the playground.

Parking lot at Pirate's Cove at Old Bridge Waterfront Park in NJ

Are there restrooms at Pirate’s Cove Playground?

There is a wheelchair accessible port-a-potty at the front of the parking lot.

Pirate's Cove playground has a port a potty in the parking lot.

What else is there to do at Pirate’s Cove?

In addition to the playground at Pirate’s Cover, there are additional amenities available for visitors. Guests can walk a path or take a boardwalk to view wildlife or get down to the beach and salt marsh areawith breathtaking views of the Raritan Bay. Fishing and kayaking are also available.

Are there walking trails?

There is a walking trail that runs through the playground and Old Bridge Waterfront Park.

walking path to boardwalk to salt water marsh at Old Bridge Waterfront Park

Are there fields or courts for sports? 

There are no fields or courts for sports.

Bonus information we want you to know about Pirate’s Cove at Old Bridge Waterfront Park 

There are benches located under the pavilion and around the playground but there were no picnic tables.

Horizontal Picture of toddler equipment Pirate's Cove Playground at Old Bridge Waterfront Park in Cliffwood Beach NJ

Who do I contact about having a birthday party or event at Pirate’s Cove at Old Bridge Waterfront Park?

We provide these details about Pirate’s Cove as a service to our readers and the park. However, Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this park. To reserve Pirate’s Cove or any area of Old Bridge Waterfront Park for a birthday party or private event, please contact them directly by calling (732) 745-3900 or visiting their website.

beach and salt water marsh at Old Bridge Waterfront Park

Find more great playgrounds in New Jersey

Visit Middlesex County parks and playgrounds to learn more about playgrounds near this one. Visit our series on New Jersey Playgrounds and Parks to learn more about the great playgrounds across our state.

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