Tannum Sands is a coastal town on the East Coast of Central Queensland, Australia. At the 2001 census, Tannum Sands had a population of 3,623. The population of Tannum Sands and neighbouring Boyne Island is approaching 10,000.
Tannum Sands boasts a wonderful climate all year round with excellent fishing & access to offshore reefs & a major fresh water Barramundi hot spot at Awoonga Dam. A terrific beach & beautiful landscaped foreshore with great BBQ & Family facilities are present at Millennium Esplanade. Good accommodation, walking & cycling tracks are positioned on the mouth of the Boyne River.
A little further afield is Lake Awoonga. The recreation area continues to draw visitors from all over Australia with free barbecues, swimming, landscaped walking trails, as well as a cafe and caravan park. The lake has been stocked with several fish species since 1996 and over 2 million barramundi have been released, with the largest caught at the end of 2004 weighing in at a hefty 29.8kg.
Kiteboarding is a rapidly growing sport in the region, with Tannum Sands becoming a nationally renowned location.
In the area there are two state primary schools and one catholic primary school. Also in terms of education is Tannum Sands State High School which also accommodates students from the nearby Miriam Vale and Calliope, as well as the Tanyela and Kalori Conference and Training Centres.