Just 8 km from Trivandrum city, Shanghumugham Seashore is an ideal place for the visitors to enjoy sunsets. Traditional Kerala houseboats (Kettuvallam) cruise from Kollam to Shankhumugham. This journey senses all the natural beauty of the place offering a most wonderful experience.
Shankhumugham Seashore is fast emerging as an Asian adventure sports destination with immense scope on various kinds of water adventures. On holidays, the city comes out to the seashore for a weekly revitalizing. Wide long and clean sandy seashore can accommodate plenty of visitors. However, the water here, is not suitable for bathing. The seashore being a fishermen village ensures an interesting sight of fishermen having their daily catch. The seashore is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram Airport and the Veli Tourist Village.
Matsya Kanyaka (a gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid) is an indoor recreation club inside the tourist village which attracts lots of visitors every day. The nearby Chacha Nehru Traffic Training Park has been established for children to teach them the first-hand knowledge about traffic rules.