Benowa is a suburb in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of Surfers Paradise. At the 2011 Census, Benowa had a population of 7,979. There are 3 distinct areas to Benowa. Established Benowa located on the northern side of Ashmore Road, Benowa Hills and Benowa Waters. Benowa is attracting a fair amount of attention from renovators with some of the original homes being built around the 1980s, due to its great proximity to Surfers Paradise, and Broadbeach and with so many great facilities within the area. Benowa is renowned for its canals with easy access to the Nerang River.