Is there a beach in reasonable walking distance from pier? Would rather do beach for a couple of hours on our own then proceed to town for shopping & Carlo's & Charlies! First time cruisers so I am new at this!! Thanks for your help
There aren't any beaches near the piers. And San Miguel (downtown) is a good way away.
You'll probably do better renting a car than taxiing all over the place.
Unless you are seriously into getting blasted and acting like you didn't know better, give Carlos & Charlie's a pass. Yeech. However, some people DO like doing that. And most of them regret it. Some have been know to miss the ship.
After at least 15 or 16 times on Coz, once at C&C was enough for me. And I am FAR from tame.
Are you going to Key West. Well, when you get off the trolley for the beach. you will have to walk about a half of mile to Nothing. The beach is not really a beach any more. So, do some touring and have fun shopping.