To reach the headland and the Crescent Head Lookout, turn at East Street, then right into Dulconghi Street and left into Skyline Crescent. Crescent Head is a strange combination of the sublime and the offensive. The headland itself is a deceptive craggy outcrop. And on the top of that headland is a huge, ugly concrete water tower which some enthusiast has tried to modify by painting the base with a nautical-themed mural full of fish and mermaids. To the south, and far below, is a beach with a long, pale arc of sand. Below, on a lower headland, is the solitary grave of Herbert Arnold O’Dell who died on 1 September 1917 at the age of 26 years and 5 months while he was fishing off the rocks at Crescent Head. The views from Crescent Head Lookout are panoramic and spectacular. It is a sheer drop of nearly 100 metres. The view to the south is as far as Point Plomer and to the north it is possible to see Hat Head.