Yes, it’s excellent and I highly recommend. They drop you off right up front of the cruise terminal and pick you up in the same spot. We were fairly early off the boat so I was worried we would be standing there for a while, but the shuttle arrived within 15 mins!
Hi, to answer the question, in some spots the beach would be wide enough for games and in some area not so much. You would have to bring your own chairs. However, they have seating but it is close to the road or walkway, not on the beach. I hope this helps.
Depending on the time of year, the number of beach goers will differ. The gulf is different than an ocean, it's a little rougher and not as "pretty" plus the sand is darker and not quite as soft. There is enough room for frisbee etc but it definitely won't be your typical beach experience.