We just got back and we took the local buses to Cable beach. It is about a 20 minute bus ride there and it was about 15 minutes on the way back. No charge to use the beach and the bus fare is $1.00 per person each way. You catch bus #10 right in the shopping area and the same bus route on the return. I believe the cabs were about 12 or 14 dollars one way and it is a set zone rate.