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.