Whiteley Bank is the home of the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. The Donkey Sanctuary was established in 1987 to provide a safe home for donkeys in distress. It currently houses about 200 animals. It was originally in Newport but had to be moved to Whiteley Bank to accommodate more animals.America Wood is a SSSI located between Whiteley Bank and Shanklin.
It is served by Southern Vectis buses on routes 2 and 3. There is also a public telephone. Whiteley Bank House is a nursing home in Whiteley Bank.