Shanghumugham Beach is a popular city beach near Thiruvananathapuram airport. 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. This beach of Kerala wears a festive look during the temple festivals. 08 kms from Thiruvanathapuram, this is a favourite haunt of sunset watchers. The beach is adjacent to the thiruvananthapuram airport and veli tourist village. An indoor recreation club, the matsyakanyaka (a gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid) and a restaurant shaped like a starfish are the major attractions here. Chacha Nehru Traffic Training Park here provides opportunity for children to learn the traffic rules.