Top Activities for Kids at Our Family Beach Resort
Let the memories soak in and the worries melt away on your next family vacation. If you’re searching for a family resort that parents, teens and little ones will enjoy, then look no further than Pink Shell Resort. Our family-friendly beach resort in Fort Myers offers so many things to do with kids that the only difficult choice you’ll have is choosing what to do next! For a spring break trip to Florida, weekend getaway or summer vacation, check out our kid-friendly activities in Fort Myers Beach.
Ways to Play For Kids Under 5
For the littlest ones in the family, you can’t go wrong with a splash in the surf or the pool. We recommend checking out the popular kid-friendly splash pad near the Octopool which also makes for great vacation photos—see some of our guest photos below! Let the kids safely play in the water and cool off at the same time. And when it’s time for a nap, we’ll set up your spot on our private beach with loungers and an umbrella. While the kids are sleeping, order one of Bongo’s signature frozen cocktails from a beach server and soak up that South Florida sunshine.
Beachy Activities For Kids Ages 5-12
Pink Shell guests ages 5-12 are brimming with energy, and we have plenty of beach activities to keep them entertained all week long.
Junior Ranger Program
Join Ranger Rob on junior ranger adventures on the beach. Interactive activities teach kids the skills they need to become a junior ranger! Learn about the wildlife and plants native to Estero Island and enjoy a new daily activity every day. Kids can earn a certificate after a full week of adventures with Ranger Rob.
Beginner Kids' Fishing Trip
Whether you’re an up and coming angler or new to fishing, the kids’ fishing trip is a fun and unique activity offered at Pink Shell Resort. Sign up for the family-friendly excursion and learn some fishing basics out on the water.
Daily Games, Crafts & Treats
There’s something fun happening at the Octopool every day of the week. From tie dying t-shirts and crafting picture frames to pool games and refreshing shaved ice, check out our events calendar so you don’t miss out on the fun.
Sunny Adventures For Teens
From thrilling WaveRunner rides to complimentary kayak and SUP rentals, there are plenty of ways teens can adventure on their own at Pink Shell.
Keep teens entertained as they learn a fun new activity. We’ve partnered with Offshore Sailing School so guests can take sailing lessons in Fort Myers Beach. Whether you want to take a quick two-hour lesson to learn the basics or a multi-day, fast-track course to get you cruising on your own, there are plenty of sailing options to meet your needs.
Dolphin Adventure Tours
Learn how to ride a WaveRunner with our skilled guides and experience the natural beauty of the Gulf. With our Dolphin Adventure Tours on Fort Myers Beach, you’ll be able to explore the waters and get the chance to see dolphins. Teens ages 16 and older are allowed to ride a WaveRunner on their own.
Back Bay Kayak Tour
In addition to the Dolphin Adventure Tours, we offer a full range of nature and wildlife activities for guests. For teens, we also recommend the scenic Back Bay Kayak Tour led by Ranger Rob. Guests will kayak in the bay and through mangrove forests while learning about the area’s diverse ecosystem.
Book Your Stay at Our Family Resort
See for yourself why Pink Shell Resort is one of the best family resorts in Florida, and book your kid-friendly getaway today with our Fort Myers Beach special offers. Or discover more things to do—including seasonal activities and dining specials—by viewing our calendar of events. Oh and did we mention...breakfast is included for every guest! What are you waiting for? We’ll see you on the beach.
We stayed at Pink Shell and had an incredible time! The resort was loaded full with activities and amenities. You have the option of paddle boarding and kayaking the ocean for free. I was shocked to find out that the resort staff actually cleans and replaces linens every day unlike many resorts! Breakfast is included and it is DELICIOUS. The omelets are amazing. One thing you don’t want to miss is hanging out with Ranger Rob. He is the coolest guy! He took us on a 2 hour kayak tour and we saw several manatees and dolphins up close! The manatees swam right under our kayak! He also has games poolside and activities on the beach. You can ask him ANYTHING about nature and wildlife and he will know the answer! 10/10 recommend staying at pink shell!
We had a wonderful first family vacation with our almost two year old daughter! She had a great time and loved the pool and activities! Ranger Rob was wonderful and very knowledgeable! He was full of interesting information and very personable to talk to!
Overall, friendly staff and good amenities. We got there at 11 even though check in's at 4, and they were able to get a room early. All staff were super friendly and welcoming. There were multiple pools and enough chairs out by the beach for everyone. Rooms were very clean and came with a huge TV, a nice little balcony, a kitchen with all the utensils and cooking supplies you might need. Complimentary breakfast was also tasty and fully equipped. Can definitely see myself coming back if I need a weekend getaway in the future!
Great place for a family getaway. Pools were clean and very good for kids, beach was well maintained and had plenty of room. Free kayaks and paddleboard rentals included. Breakfast was also included and was buffet style which we took advantage of every day. 15 min drive to Sanibel was also a plus for us.
This was my 5th time at the Pink Shell so you might say I absolutely love it! Staff is amazing, food is great and there are always activities for kids and us kids at heart. I also highly recommend the kayak tour with Ranger Rob! He’s extremely knowledgeable about wildlife and we had a blast! It was our first time kayaking and he was super helpful and patient with us. We were lucky enough to see dolphins extremely close to our kayak. What an amazing experience I will never forget!
The Pink Shell is a great place for a family vacation. They are on a beautiful spot on the beach, a short walk from Bowditch Point Park and close to Times Square,, with everything you need for a great trip. We stayed in one of the one bedroom villas and it was fantastic to have a full kitchen and laundry machine right in our room. The staff were friendly and helpful too. We'd totally go back.