Addlethorpe is a rural, farming village, situated inland from Skegness and close to Ingoldmells. 

Historically it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and has a variety of Grade Listed buildings, including a Grade 1 listed church, known as The Cathedral of the Marshes.

The Parish Council has 7 members and employs a clerk.  Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month except August (eleven meetings a year) in St Peter's Hall, Ingoldmells as Addlethorpe has no public venue available.