I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published January 22nd 2013
I stumbled across the Crescent Head Markets on the first day of my holiday in the coastal town. Usually held on the third Sunday of each month, there were a few extra in January this year, which I hadn't realised until I headed down to the beach and found them underway.
The markets take place in Crescent Head Reserve, though on a map from the MCV Holiday Park website, the site is instead marked as the Recreation Area within Crescent Head Holiday Park (it's the same place, I just don't know what the location is officially called).
Without realising the markets were taking place, I almost didn't notice them, as the stalls were tucked between a car park on one side and a line of tents on the other. Luckily, when I glanced through the cars parked along the edge, I noticed that these particular tents had tables underneath.
The Crescent Head Markets are not large. In fact, they are one of the smallest I've seen, consisting of a few stalls in the middle of a wider circle. There are both brand new and second hand goods to be bought here.
On sale when I visited was fresh food, jewellery, clothes, books, wooden instruments (some of these were being played while I was there), other wooden wares like cooking boards, as well as incense, soaps, wind-chimes, dream-catchers, lollies, tools and more.
To get to the markets, you just need to head into the heart of Crescent Head and turn down the road just next to Crescent Head Country Club and golf course. If the car park is full, there is another one not far away, just past the shops on Rankine Street.
The Crescent Head Markets are nothing to go out of your way for, but a great bonus if you're already living here or are holidaying in the area, which, judging by the amount of people on the beach some days, many people chose to do.