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Point Allerton

Point Allerton, Hull, MA, USA

Owned By: Town of Hull

A scenic spot with a bench overlooking Massachusetts Bay, in the Allerton Hill neighborhood of Hull.


Allerton Hill is named for Isacc Allerton, a Mayflower passenger and the 1st Assistant Governor of Plymouth Colony. According to a historic marker on site, it was named in 1621 by an exploring party of Mayflower Pilgrims.

Sometimes referred to as “Alderton Hill.” During the Revolutionary War, this spot was considered by General George Washington as a place to mount defenses to discourage ships from entering Boston Harbor.

This land is within the region of the Massachusett (or Massachuseuk). To learn more about our local Native American tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mattakeeset band of the Massachusett, and the Massachusett tribe at Ponkapoag, both share information on their websites. 

Trail Description

A short gravel path leads to a bench overlooking the water.

Habitats and Wildlife

This scenic spot overlooks Massachusetts Bay. According to the 2019 Hull Open Space Report, erosion as this spot has been severe. “Between 1847 and 1978, Allerton Point retreated 145 feet, an average rate of 1.11 feet per year.”

Point Allerton, Hull, MA, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 0.5 acre

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Roadside parking for 1 vehicle.

Cost: Free


One bench.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Massachusetts Bay (Atlantic Ocean)

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