A LIFEBOAT team is urging the public to take extra care if they visit the North West coast during half-term.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is calling for people to act responsibly at the coast to protect themselves, their loved ones and front line emergency services.

Getting cut off by the tide is a common cause of rescue off the coast so the lifesaving charity is encouraging people to always check the weather and tides before setting off.

RNLI water safety lead Chris Cousens said: "If you are at the coast please do all you can to stay safe."