To think this was once an exciting boardwalk with thousands of people visiting each year. Cliffwood Beach had a great boardwalk, large swimming pool, a few simple amusement rides, places to eat, beach cabanas, and the area inland was filled with small cottages. Back in the 40's and 50's the bay was very polluted and only a brave few would swim in the wicked water. This was why they built a large pool along the bay. In 1960 Hurricane Donna destroyed the entire boardwalk area and the only thing remaining today is many pilings sticking out of the sand or mud and the remains of the swimming pool can still be found.
But why didn't Cliffwood Beach rebuild this great tourist area. Just a glance tells you this was the place to go in the 40's and 50's. There has been almost nothing done since the hurricane in 1960. Yes they have put in a few walking trails along the bay, but there is nothing going on from a town level to induce more tourism.
Maybe one day we will see the bay shore developed, but for now it is void of construction or attractions. The walkway along the bay is a nice place to take a walk, but this is about all that Aberdeen and Cliffwood Beach offer today.