This is a favorite haunt of sunset viewers. This Beach has an indoor recreation club, the Matsya Kanyaka ( a giangetic 35m long sculpture of mermaid), a restaurant shaped like a starfish and a traffic training park for children. A star-shaped restaurant is also seen here. The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and a flying club are located near by. Fishing is an attractive scene in Shanghumugham Beach. Shanghumugham beach wears a festive look during the temple festivals. The beach is more crowded during the weekends and local holidays. Sunset at this beach is sight worth seeing. The Chacha Nehru Traffic Training Park here attracts children and helps them to learn the traffic rules.
The number of people visiting the beach has increased in recent times. There are many vendors who put up street side stalls around the beach. This beach of Kerala makes a refreshing holiday option for the city dwellers. Thousands of tourists throng the Shanghumugham Beach of Kerala. Several recreational facilities are available on the beach.
Main attraction: Matsya Kanyaka, The Sculpture of a Mermaid
Main view point: Sunset
Nearby attractions: Veli Tourist Village
HOW TO REACH SHANGHUMUGHAM BEACH
By Air: The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) about 15kms from Kovalam.
By Rail: Thampanur railway station in Trivandrum is an important rail head of the Southern Railway and is well linked to major towns up country as well as within the State just 15 Kilometers from Kovalam.
By Road: Thiruvananthapuram the capital City of Kerala is easily accessible by road.