This image shows a typical walking path along the California coastline and amongst the Monterey Cypress trees in the Del Monte Forest, home to the 17-Mile Drive.
The description states:
Sylvan footpath flanked by Cypress and Sea, 17 Mile Drive, near Carmel, California.
–The Del Monte Forest occupies much of the Monterey Peninsula coastline between Pacific Grove and Carmel, having gates to both of those cities for both residents and tourists.
This image likely dates from the 1950s.