The 25 Coolest Shots of Summer
LOOK MA, NO HANDS!
Picking up on one of the favorite celebrity sports of this past summer – surfing! – The Hills star Lauren Conrad rode the waves at the Silver Spoon Beach House in Malibu in August.
Matthew McConaughey – the omnishirtless star of the summer – reached new heights during a game of Frisbee in Malibu in July.
During their beachside Fourth of July bash, party hosts Hilary Duff and sister Hayley helped a photographer get some cover from the sun – by burying him up to his neck in the Malibu sand.
Nice shades! While in New York City in August with partner Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie took kids Maddox, 6, Pax, 3, and Zahara, 2 (not pictured), for a carousel ride in Central Park.
THE KICK HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD
A LITTLE DIP
While house hunting in Malibu in July, Britney Spears headed to the shore, where she stripped off her clothing for an impromptu dip in her bra and underwear.
Jennifer Garner and daughter Violet, 19 months, had a ball at the shore during their family vacation in Hawaii.
A DIP AND A SIP
Mandy Moore – who starred in the summer romantic comedy License to Wed – cooled off in the pool at her Mexican resort with a frosty piña colada during a July holiday.
'HIGH SCHOOL' SWEETHEARTS
High School Musical 2's Vanessa Hudgens helped on-and-offscreen boyfriend Zac Efron keep cool on a hot August day in New York. "We kind of clicked from the very beginning," he told PEOPLE of meeting Hudgens on the set of HSM.
THE SWEDEST THING
JUST FOR LAUGHS
A REAL FIRECRACKER
Victoria Beckham sure played the field at Dodger Stadium in June, throwing out the first pitch for their game against the Mets. She may be a good luck charm for her new home team: The Dodgers bested the Mets, 3-5.
HAVING A ROW
Hawaii was definitely a popular celebrity destination this summer, with Jennifer Aniston joining David and Courteney Cox Arquette and their daughter Coco, 3 (not pictured), for some paddle-boarding during a trip to the Big Island.
Beyonce Knowles said "oui" to a lazy summer day in the French Riviera, where she toured the scenic coastline on a yacht with longtime beau Jay-Z before embarking on her North American tour.
JUMP FOR HER LOVE
Before his July nuptials to Eva Longoria (inset), Tony Parker blew off any pre-wedding jitters with some pals, diving off his yacht and into the surf near Saint-Tropez.
Self-proclaimed "bikini girl" Hayden Panettiere traded in her cheerleader outfit for a gold-trimmed Lotta Stenson two-piece to hit the nearby Malibu beaches during a lunch break from filming her hit series Heroes.
RED MAN'S CHEST
Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp got some sun with girlfriend Vanessa Paradis (not pictured) in July, cruising the Mediterranean in their boat.
Beach babe Cameron Diaz leaves her surf board behind to hit the Malibu waves in July in a Rosa Cha bikini.
A PEC-TACLAR SIGHT
Aussie Hugh Jackman got something off his chest – his shirt! – during a day at the beach in Bowen, Queensland, with children Oscar, 7, and Ava, 2 (not pictured).
After performing in Paris, Mariah Carey soaked up the view of the Mediterranean on designer Roberto Cavalli's yacht near Salerno, Italy, in July.
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