If you want beach then walk out of the pier complex towards the taxi stand. The taxi is $8.00 to the beach and downtown. I suggest have the taxi drop you off near Tropicante Beach Club, its a nice beach area but if you do not like it, there will be 10 or more clubs in either direction. The driver may try to get you to another club but stay firm, they get kickbacks. The food and drinks are half the price then at the pier area. The taxi ride is only 10 minutes, there will be plenty of other tourist at the beach and it is safe.