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Things are heating up! Love Child’s Jessica Marais strips down for some festive sunbaking

She recently celebrated her one-year anniversary with her photographer beau, Jake Holly.

And on Monday, actor Jessica Marais, 33, took some time out for some sun, surf and sand. 

The Love Child actor looked a picture of health in a skimpy blue-and-white bikini as she soaked up the rays on a Sydney beach.

Things are heating up! Jessica Marais, 33, looked fit and fabulous in a string bikini as she took some time out at the beach on Monday 

The blonde beauty wore her blonde locks out under her straw sun hat, with a pair of dark, round sunglasses. 

The was seen arriving on the beach carrying a large black tote bag and carrying a pair of aqua-green thongs.

Jessica set up her coastal camp on some sandstone rocks, laying out her beach towel for some sunbaking. 

Feeling breezy: The blonde beauty wore her blonde locks out under her straw sun hat, with a pair of dark, round sunglasses

Feeling breezy: The blonde beauty wore her blonde locks out under her straw sun hat, with a pair of dark, round sunglasses

Me time! On Monday, actor Jessica Marais took some time out for some sun, surf and sand

Onlookers hoped that the barefoot beauty remembered to slip, slop and slap on some sunscreen to prevent burning from Australia’s notoriously strong rays. 

After finding a suitably secluded spot, Jessica put down her bag and began assembling her gear on the rock for some much-needed downtime.

She lay on her side for a while to enjoy the feel of the gentle sea breezes as she took in the picturesque coastal scenery.

Summer lovin': The Love Child actor looked a picture of health in a skimpy blue-and-white bikini as she soaked up the rays on a Sydney beach

Summer lovin’: The Love Child actor looked a picture of health in a skimpy blue-and-white bikini as she soaked up the rays on a Sydney beach

Feeling breezy: The blonde beauty wore her blonde locks out under her straw sun hat, with a pair of dark, round sunglasses

Feeling breezy: The blonde beauty wore her blonde locks out under her straw sun hat, with a pair of dark, round sunglasses

Feeling breezy: The blonde beauty wore her blonde locks out under her straw sun hat, with a pair of dark, round sunglasses

After her starring roles in Channel Nine’s Love Child and and Channel Ten’s The Wrong Girl made her one of the most recognisable and popular faces in Australia, the actor savouring her anonymity as 2018 draws to a close.

Jessica at one point was seen staring out to the sea, perhaps mulling over the events of the past year which saw her nominated for a Gold Logie.

The talented thespian could not attend the awards however, citing health reasons. 

Rock star: Jessica set up her coastal camp on some sandstone rocks, laying out her beach towel for some sunbaking

Rock star: Jessica set up her coastal camp on some sandstone rocks, laying out her beach towel for some sunbaking

Rock star: Jessica set up her coastal camp on some sandstone, laying out her beach towel for some sunbaking

All of that appears to be behind her, however, given her glowing appearance on the beach on Monday.

Be sun safe! Onlookers hoped that the barefoot beauty remembered to slip, slop and slap on some sunscreen to prevent burning from Australia's notoriously strong rays

Be sun safe! Onlookers hoped that the barefoot beauty remembered to slip, slop and slap on some sunscreen to prevent burning from Australia’s notoriously strong rays

Later, with her back to the sun, the actor was spotted scrolling through her phone before laying on her stomach, relishing the sun’s warming rays. 

Jessica was no doubt looking forward to spending Christmas Day with her daughter, Scout, six – whom she shares with ex-partner James Stewart – and her boyfriend Jake.

Text appeal: Later, with her back to the sun, the actor was spotted scrolling through her phone before laying on her stomach, relishing the sun's warming rays

Text appeal: Later, with her back to the sun, the actor was spotted scrolling through her phone before laying on her stomach, relishing the sun’s warming rays

Dreams of tomorrow: Jessica was no doubt looking forward to spending Christmas Day with her daughter, Scout, six - whom she shares with ex-partner James Stewart - and her boyfriend Jake

Dreams of tomorrow: Jessica was no doubt looking forward to spending Christmas Day with her daughter, Scout, six – whom she shares with ex-partner James Stewart – and her boyfriend Jake

The Two Fists, One Heart star had earlier been seen getting sporty in activewear.

She was spotted looked trim, taught and terrific in the blue sports top and black pants and carrying a water bottle and large blue tote bag. 

With her long blonde locks pulled up into a high bun, Jessica looked every inch the fitness fan in her well-coordinated ensemble.

The shape of things: The Two Fists, One Heart star had earlier been seen getting sporty in chic activewear

The shape of things: The Two Fists, One Heart star had earlier been seen getting sporty in chic activewear

The shape of things: The Two Fists, One Heart star had earlier been seen getting sporty in chic activewear

The actor has said she ‘likes exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise’, however.

She told Body & Soul in 2016: ‘I really enjoy ashtanga and Bikram yoga, because they lengthen and give you a good inner-core workout. I can’t stand treadmills – that’s my idea of torture.

‘I like exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise. I grew up dancing, surfing and surf lifesaving in Perth. Western Australia is very much a beach culture so I was constantly involved in outdoor physical activity.’

All fired up: She was spotted looked trim, taught and terrific in the blue sports top and black pants and carrying a water bottle and large blue tote bag

All fired up: She was spotted looked trim, taught and terrific in the blue sports top and black pants and carrying a water bottle and large blue tote bag

All fired up: Jessica was spotted looked trim, taught and terrific in the blue sports top and black pants and carrying a water bottle and large blue tote bag

She is refreshingly far from a saint in the health department, however the publication that she is a ‘chocoholic’ who needs to eat the sweet once a day.

Indeed, it is the clear that the TV star is comfortable in her own skin – and comfortable spending time alone to rest and recharge.

She told Women’s Health recently: ‘I’ve become more body confident the older I’ve gotten. By body confidence, what I mean is a self acceptance.’ 

The actor has said she 'likes exercise that doesn't feel like exercise', telling Body & Soul in 2016: 'I really enjoy ashtanga and Bikram yoga, because they lengthen and give you a good inner-core workout. I can't stand treadmills – that's my idea of torture'

The actor has said she ‘likes exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise’, telling Body & Soul in 2016: ‘I really enjoy ashtanga and Bikram yoga, because they lengthen and give you a good inner-core workout. I can’t stand treadmills – that’s my idea of torture’

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