The canal front area called The Shores commands premium prices on rentals and sales, as do properties on Boggy Sand Road, the last residential neighbourhood remaining on Seven Mile Beach. Popular seaside West Bay condos which offer long-term rentals include: Coconut Bay, Ocean Side Plantation, Westview and Villas Pappagallo.
West Bay also has some wonderful restaurants including Calypso Grill, Catch, The Commodore, Cracked Conch, Macabuca, Ristorante Pappagallo, Boggy Sand Caribbean Kitchen, and VIVO. Tourist attractions like the Cayman Turtle Centre and the Cayman Motor Museum are also in West Bay. Diving from the Cracked Conch restaurant and from Lighthouse Point nearby is also very popular. Divetech, the on-site dive shop at Lighthouse Point is very welcoming, and friendly staff can explain where nearby dive sites are and they will also take you to the Kittiwake.
You can also go horseback riding and bicycling along a rugged and little travelled beach called Barkers National Park, which spans part of the northern tip of West Bay. Barkers Beach is a nice area to get away from it all and is popular with dog walkers and kite surfers. Please note the area is always closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from sunset to sunrise. It currently takes about 20 minutes to drive from West Bay to George Town using the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.