Shanghumughom Beach is located 8 km from Thiruvananthapuram
and is adjacent to the Trivandrum International Airport
and Veli Tourist Village
. It is a favourite spot of sunset watchers.
The beach located in a fishing village, ensures an interesting sight of fishermen having their daily catch. Facilities like an indoor recreation club, children's traffic training park and a star shaped restaurant are provided here. A gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid called the 'matsya kanyaka' is the major attraction of the site.