A veteran diver is warning residents and visitors about the perils of Wirral's ruthless coastline by shooting time-lapse footage of the tide in action.

The footage, shot using a Go-Pro and a DSLR camera, shows just how quickly the tide comes in on beaches in New Brighton and Leasowe.

Both clips were captured over around 1 hour 15 minutes each, before being condensed into the time-lapse footage.

Geoff Oldfield is a long-standing member of Merseyside Sub Aqua Club - joining in 1974 - and a BSAC First Class Diver, Advanced Instructor and Diver coxwain assessor.

Wirral Globe: New Brighton beach. Photo: Geoff OldfieldNew Brighton beach. Photo: Geoff Oldfield

Mr Oldfied told the Globe: "Liverpool has some of the biggest tides in the world. Our beaches are not as safe as those in the Med or the Caribbean.

"Learn about the dangers and take the advice of our coastguard and rescue services.

"Check when the tides are high and low and be very careful when the tide is coming in. Beware of sinking sands and most important of all, take your litter home with you!"

Following the reduction in lockdown restrictions, more people have been visiting Wirral's coastline hot spots, which has brought a number of problems.

Last weekend, Wirral coastgaurd issued a warning after the service had to be called out six times in four hours.