Carmel’s Scenic Walkway and Overlook

Running alongside Carmel Beach, the Scenic Road Walkway attracts nearly thousands of visitors each year.  The three-mile path offers pedestrians a chance to bask in the crisp ocean breeze while soaking in breathtaking views of the coastline.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Carmel Scenic Outlook on June 4, 2024.

The Walkway’s History

Despite its timeless appeal, the walkway is a relatively recent addition to Carmel’s landscape. It was designed by Hall Landscape Design and installed in late 2005 by Graniterock’s construction division.

As a material that is both durable and aesthetically-pleasing, GraniteCrete was chosen to pave the walkway.  Nearly twenty years later, the walkway’s transitions are still stable, and the Natural Gold color of the GraniteCrete continues to enhance the area’s natural beauty.

An Overlooked Overlook

Recently, Carmel Cares proposed the restoration of an adjacent overlook not initially part of the original GraniteCrete installation. The 2024 class of Leadership Carmel took up the initiative, spending months crafting a plan to transform the overlook into an “accessible and inviting viewing patio.”  GraniteCrete paving material was chosen to help provide a seamless transition from walkway to outlook, and to prevent the erosion issues that had previously plagued the outlook.

The collaborative effort between Leadership Carmel, Carmel Cares, and the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea culminated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 4, 2024, marking the completion of the project. GraniteCrete’s leadership was honored to attend, celebrating their role in creating this serene outlook destined to bring joy to visitors for years to come.