Current Exhibits

In 1921 Herman Merklin purchased twenty-two acres on the south side of 116th Street. He built rental cabins and opened Northern Beach the following summer. Over the years he made many additions to his park: a playground, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, and amenities for fishing and boating. The most impressive feature was the large spring-fed concrete pool.

Many Carmel residents have fond memories of Northern Beach. Our summer-themed exhibit, A Good Ol’ Carmel Summertime: Northern Beach Nostalgia, runs from July 13 to September 1.