Here comes the sun! Shirtless Sir Paul McCartney, 74, and daughter Stella, 45, soak up some rays as they go for a Christmas Day dip in St Barts
By DAN CAIN FOR MAILONLINE
8 December 2016
Sir Paul McCartney celebrated Christmas Day in style as he took to the beach in St Barts with wife Nancy Shevell and daughter Stella.
The Beatles icon, 74, looked fighting fit as he waded into the turquoise waters in a pair of tropical swimshorts.
He was joined by Stella, 45, in a stylish black one piece for his festive dip, and the pair shared smiles and conversation as they floated off-shore.
Life's a beach: Sir Paul McCartney, 74, celebrated Christmas Day in style as he took to the beach in St Barts with daughter Stella, 45
The pair weren't worried about getting their hair wet as they enjoyed their family bonding time in the Caribbean paradise.
Nancy, 57, preferred to remain on-shore, showing off her slender frame in a navy vest top and matching skin-tight leggings.
The attractive brunette covered her locks with a beige sunhat and shielded her eyes with shades.
Caribbean Christmas: The pair didn't look to be missing the cooler climes of England
Pop icon: The Beatles icon, 74, looked fighting fit as he waded into the turquoise waters in a pair of tropical swimshorts
Standing tall: Paul's physique was impressive for a man in his seventies
Touching: Paul made a heartfelt tribute to George Michael the day after his trip to the beach
On the lookout: Stella could have benefited from a pair of sunglasses
Walk this way: Stella led the way with Paul only a step behind
In the shallows: The gentles waves lapped against their thighs
Life of luxury: The pair shared smiles and conversation as they floated off-shore
Offshore: Stella wasn't worried about getting her hair wet as she enjoyed her time in the Caribbean paradise
After he'd had enough in the water, Paul returned to the white sandy beach and wrapped a large white towel around his neck.
Stella could be seen cupping her hands around her eyes as she looked for somebody in the distance.
The following day, Paul shared a message of condolence after learning of the death of fellow musician George Michael.
Shining bright: Stella could be seen cupping her hands around her eyes as she looked for somebody in the distance
In the deep: The turquoise ocean certainly looked inviting
Laidback: Stella closed her eyes and floated on her back
Family man: Paul looked delighted to be spending the special day with his daughter
Deep in conversation: Paul gesticulated as he spoke to Stella
Gobsmacked: Paul had to be careful not to get a mouthful of seawater
Everything ok? Paul sported a look of concern at one stage
All at sea: Paul and Stella's heads could be seen bobbing on the surface
And breathe: Paul puffed out his cheeks as he floated beside Stella
Just the two of us: The pair weren't bothered by other holidaymakers
Going for a swim: Paul broke into a front crawl, proving he's very much fighting fit
Animated: The Live and Let Die singer looked passionate as he spoke
Laughing out loud: Stella knew how to make her dad laugh
Wet wet wet: Paul spent plenty of time playing with his hair during the dip
Sun in her eyes: Stella looked to be struggling with the glare of the sun
Speaking of the Careless Whisper hitmaker, who died from heart failure on Christmas morning aged 53 at his Oxfordshire home, Paul said: 'George Michael's sweet soul music will live on even after his sudden death.
'Having worked with him on a number of occasions, his great talent always shone through and his self deprecating sense of humour made the experience even more pleasurable.'
Drying off: After he'd had enough in the water, Paul returned to the white sandy beach and wrapped a large white towel around his neck
Man on the run: Paul was light on his feet as he made his way across the beach
Topping up his tan: Paul will no doubt be well-bronzed by the end of his trip
Back on dry land: Nancy, 57, preferred to remain on shore, showing off her slender frame in a navy vest top and matching skin-tight leggings
In the navy: The attractive brunette covered her locks with a beige sunhat and shielded her eyes with shades
Looking good: Stella looked in fantastic shape as she returned to her sun-lounger
Glistening: Water droplets on Stella's skin glistened in the sunlight
Mr cool: Paul's trendy shades and shorts were proof he moves with the times
Thirsty: Paul kept hydrated by sipping from a bottle of water
Paul and Nancy, who married back in October 2011, regularly support each other at public events with Nancy attending Paul's performances at Desert Trip or 'Oldchella' in California back in October.
The former Beatle joined a star-studded line up which included Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and The Who.
'It's fossil rock,' the singer told Rolling Stone before the performance. 'But it's exciting.'
Icon: The bass-playing singer cut a cool figure in a black tee and matching cap
Bare-faced: Stella went makeup free for her beach visit