Great Highway Hours and Schedule

Promenade Schedule

The Great Highway is a spectacular park promenade along Ocean Beach providing safe play space on wide roads for pedestrians, cyclists, and all other forms of recreation, for all visitors on weekends:

  • Fridays – starting at noon
  • Saturdays – all day 
  • Sundays – all day 
  • Mondays – ending at 6 a.m.

Holidays - All day (see full list of recognized holidays below) 

  • Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2022
  • Indigenous Peoples Day, Italian American Heritage Day – Monday October 10, 2022
  • Veterans Day – Friday, November 11, 2022
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Christmas – Monday, December 26, 2022
  • New Year’s Day (Observed) – Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday January 16, 2023
  • Presidents’ Day – Monday February 20, 2023  
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day – Monday, June 19, 2023
  • Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Note: pedestrian crossing of the roadway is allowed during vehicle periods at the seven signalized crossings. 

Vehicular Access Schedule

Vehicular access to the Upper Great Highway is open on:

  • Monday – starting at 6 a. m.
  • Tuesday – all day
  • Wednesday – all day
  • Thursday – all day
  • Friday – ending at 12 noon

This schedule started on August 16, 2021 and will be in place until the Board of Supervisors considers legislation on the future of the Great Highway beyond the pandemic emergency closure. Additional information can be found on the Mayor's Press Release