Flower power! Audrina Patridge shows off her washboard stomach and killer curves in a floral bikini as she hits the beach

Flower power! Audrina Patridge shows off her washboard stomach and killer curves in a floral bikini as she hits the beach

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01:29 GMT, 24 March 2012

With her pretty floral bikini and perfectly toned figure, Audrina Patridge certainly made for an eye catching sight as she hit the Los Angeles beach earlier today.

The 26-year-old reality star looked in good spirits as she ran through the surf and soaked up some spring sunshine on the sands.

Audrina showed off her washboard stomach muscles and toned arms – the result of her impressive workout regime.

Flower power: Audrina Patridge looked stunning in a floral bikini as she ran through the surf in Los Angeles earlier today

Flower power: Audrina Patridge looked stunning in a floral bikini as she ran through the surf in Los Angeles earlier today

At one point, the former Hills star slathered on the sun tan lotion and lay back on a towel to top up her tan.

Despite minimal make-up and her long light brown hair pulled up in a loose ponytail, the effect was stunning.

The star last year revealed a few of her beauty secrets, telling Now magazine: ‘I always take a cold shower to wake me up and close my pores. Then I moisturise my face.'

Making a splash: Audrina looked in good spirits as she ran through the refreshing ocean

Making a splash: Audrina looked in good spirits as she ran through the refreshing ocean

Making a splash: Audrina looked in good spirits as she ran through the refreshing ocean

Soaking up the sun: Audrina basked in the Los Angeles rays on the sandy beach

Soaking up the sun: Audrina basked in the Los Angeles rays on the sandy beach

Safety first: Audrina makes sure she protects herself from the sunshine by slathering on the lotion

Safety first: Audrina makes sure she protects herself from the sunshine by slathering on the lotion

Happily, the star says there is
nothing she would change about the way she looks, but says she works
hard to maintain her figure.

'LA is so competitive that you want to look your best, though, so I work hard at it. I exercise and eat healthily.'

She also gave Shape magazine advice on how to achieve her 'beachy hair' look, revealing she washes her long locks twice a week and using dry shampoo in between and uses Moroccan hair oil on the ends.

Stripping off: The star arrived in a simple black playsuit, which she stripped off to reveal her halter-neck bikini

Stripping off: The star arrived in a simple black playsuit, which she stripped off to reveal her halter-neck bikini

Stripping off: The star arrived in a simple black playsuit, which she stripped off to reveal her halter-neck bikini

Back to basics: Audrina wasted no time in stripping down to her bikini

Back to basics: Audrina wasted no time in stripping down to her bikini

Life's a beach: The star has some time on her hands after her reality show ended last year

Life's a beach: The star has some time on her hands after her reality show ended last year

'It smells really wonderful,' she told the magazine. 'And I have less breakage when I comb my hair.'

Audrina has a little time on her hands these days after her reality show Audrina ended last year after proving a ratings flop with audiences.

When it emerged the show was being canned she said: 'We finished in April and I kind of decided I wanted to take some time off from reality. I want to do something more like acting or hosting.'

Sun, sea and sand: The former Hills star is taking some time out before embarking on new projects

Sun, sea and sand: The former Hills star is taking some time out before embarking on new projects