When you first come into Freeport it is kind of a shocker. It is the industrial area/ship yard, not a pretty sight to see. We took one of the buses into town, $10 round trip. We went to the Port Lucaya shopping area. My recommendation if it is a nice day, leave early, hit a few of the shops, same typical straw market style, and then walk directly across the street to the beach. You can cut through one of the hotels there. The beach is free. We did not take advantage of this because we had a stormy day, but the beach is nice, not like Half Moon Cay, but still beautiful water and big sandy beach.