We have been to Florida beaches many times so we just wanted to walk to the ocean for a bit and check out some shops. We only stayed a couple of hours. Transportation was easy and staff were informative.
We took the shuttle to Cocoa Beach and from there went to a local spa for a massage (definitely recommend doing that, it's cheaper than on board!) The beach is gorgeous but just a beach in Florida and not much to write home about if you'd rather just relax on the ship.
Easily got off of the ship, jumped in mini van waiting outside and was taken the ten minute dive to the beach. Area is very nice. RonJon is right there as well as restaurants and even a convenient store.
I booked a Fly, Snooze, and Cruise package with Go Port Canaveral. It took all the worry and stress of getting from the airport to the hotel, hotel to port, and port back to airport. Their drivers were very friendly and prompt.
The tour is just a bus ride to and from the Cocoa Beach Surf Shop. We shopped here and across the street at Ron Jon Surf shop. We also went to the beach which is close by. Cocoa Beach is defiantly not a nice beach.
Cocoa Village was boring in my opinion. It was a pain in the behind using the shuttle which ran every hour. Cocoa Beach was nice but it would be better it the excursion included chairs and umbrella rentals all in one plus transportation
Cocoa Beach is amazing if you like waves and do not mind crowds. Some people were learning to surf and that looked fun. But, my graddaughter got stung by a Man O'War jelly fish. Out visit was cut short.