Twist and Splash! Paul McCartney, 75, returns to hurricane-ravaged St Barts with his wife Nancy, 58, and two beloved daughters Mary, 48, and Stella, 46
By Becky Freeth and Eve Buckland For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 28 December 2017
He returned to his favourite winter sun spot for his annual New Year's break just four months after Hurricane Irma ravaged the luxury destination.
But Sir Paul McCartney, 75, made island life look idyllic again on Thursday, when he was seen enjoying quality time with family on the beach in St Barts.
The Beatles rocker was far from kicking back because he was instead spending an energetic day with his glamorous wife Nancy Shevell, 58, and stylish daughters Stella, 46, and Mary, 48.
Leggy: Paul McCartney (left) returned to hurricane-ravaged St Barts for Christmas with his daughters Stella (centre) and Mary (right), as they were seen enjoying an energetic beach day
In September, it was confirmed that Irma killed at least 11 people on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy.
Irma killed four people and injured dozens on St Maarten, the Dutch side of the island shared with St Martin.
Nearly a third of all buildings on the Dutch half of the Caribbean island were destroyed and more than 90 per cent damaged by Hurricane Irma.
For the McCartneys though, it was like water off a duck's back, because they returned to the island on Boxing Day, without hesitation.
Splashing around: Nancy Shevell was seen cooling off in the sea with Stella's daughter Reiley Willis during their annual family getaway
Jog: Paul and Mary looked delighted to be spending time with father Sir Paul (right) as the family decamped to the beach for fun and frolics
Like father, like daughter: Paul and Mary cracked identical smiles as they enjoyed a cooling dip
Fine art photographer Mary showed off her sensational swimsuit body in a floral multi-coloured one-piece as she relaxed in the sea with her beloved father.
Showing their playful sides, Mary splashed her father with sea water before the pair enjoyed a leisurely chat.
Fashion designer Stella, whose mother is Paul's late wife Linda, looked typically chic in a white sheer blouse paired with denim cut-offs which flaunted her endless legs.
She accessorised with a Panama hat and aviator sunglasses.
Mary later appeared to roar as she held out her arms behind her as Paul followed suit with his own powerful pose.
Sunshine break: Paul and Mary were in good spirits as they chatted while walking out of the surf
Terrifying: Hurricane Irma struck the island in September, killing 11 people on the French islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy and four more people on St Maarten, the Dutch side of the island shared with St Martin
Twist And Shout hitmaker Paul showed off his trim frame in a black rash vest, paired with navy shorts as he enjoyed catching up with his nearest and dearest.
He was looking youthful, sprinting up and down the sands with his girls - who are similar in age to his gorgeous wife Nancy.
Nancy showed off her lithe legs in a lacy black swimsuit paired with a tropical yellow cover-up as she raced along the beach.
Her brunette tresses were styled sleek and straight and she accessorised with chic dark shades.
Fun in the sun: The Beatles legend, 75, was joined by wife Nancy, 58, (L) and daughter Stella, 46, who looked perfectly stylish
Fun: Nancy showed off her lithe legs in a lacy black swimsuit paired with a tropical yellow cover-up as she raced along the beach
Games: Nancy went to throw an American football as she larked about on the beach
Twist and Splash: Sir Paul was in high spirits, showing off his very energetic side at 75
Banter: Fine art photographer Mary, whose mother is also Paul's late wife Linda, donned a floral multi-coloured one-piece as she hit the beach
Animated: Paul and Mary laughed out loud as they waded into the warm waters
Music man: Sir Paul looked trim as he hit the beach showing off his luscious locks
Elegant: Stylish as always, Stella accessorised with a Panama hat and aviator sunglasses
Fashionista: Stella was the epitome of beach chic as she leisurely walked along the white sands
Stroll: Paul donned a navy baseball cap and shades for his sunshine stroll with his wife and his grandsons
Chilling: Paul enjoyed a leisurely stroll with his wife of six years in the searing sunshine
Stylish: Nancy donned a stylish Panama hat and shades as she toted a chic blue handbag
Pals: Stella greeted her pals Xin Li and her husband Lyor Cohen on the beach
Family time: The Beatles legend, 75, looked over the moon as he enjoyed a refreshing dip in the sea before larking around with his eldest daughter, 48
Ctching up: The Twist and Shout hitmaker showed off his trim frame in a black wetsuit top, paired with navy shorts as he enjoyed catching up with his nearest and dearest
Chatty: Mary and Paul enjoyed a quick chat as the music icon made the most of a break from his hectic touring schedule
Here comes the sun: The strength of Paul and Mary's bond was clear to see as they larked about in the ocean
Relax: Mary bobbed about in the crystalline waters while her devoted dad looked out to sea
Refreshing: Paul appeared to roar as he held his arms up in the air as a wave splashed him
Paul is holidaying in sunny St.Barts with his wife Nancy Shevell, 59, children and grandchildren
Paul and Nancy tied the knot on October 9, 2011, exchanging vows at London's Old Marylebone Town Hall register office.
Glamorous Nancy is an heiress to a haulage fortune and is Sir Paul's third wife after Linda McCartney died in 1998.
He divorced second wife Heather Mills ten-years later, in 2008.
Beach fun: Nancy looked playful as she chased a family member along the beach during a game
Toned: The star showed off her toned legs as she frolicked on the beach
Games: There was clearly a competitive spirit during the family beach day as the game got underway
Banter: Nancy tackled her teammate during the fun-filled game on the beach with Paul's grandson
Sir Paul and Nancy arrived in St Barts on Boxing Day with Stella's sons, four months after St Barts was rocked by devastating Hurricane Irma.
Earlier this year, the island's Eden Rock Hotel & Villas - a luxury resort owned by the parents of Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews and his brother, Pippa Middleton's husband James - was damaged in the natural disaster.
Jennifer Connelly and her husband Paul Bettany, Ashley Oslen, Olivia Palermo, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chrissy Teigen all visited St Barts last year but seem to have decamped to other destinations in 2017.
Doting dad: Macca couldn't help but whoop for joy as he made the most of his sunshine break
Chilling: Mary leisurely floated as she chatted with her doting dad and family members in the sea
Catching up: Paul looked content as he chatted with his beloved daughter during their break
The good life: Paul looked relaxed as he soaked up the sun during the family beach day
Drenched: Paul looked happy as he waded through the warm waters and back to shore
Making a splash: Mary and Paul whiled away the afternoon by chatting in the ocean
Idyllic: Waves crashed over the Beatles legend and his daughter on the sunny beach
Toned: Paul looked lithe as he lightly jogged along the white sands in the sunshine
Fun: Paul enjoyed a chat with some of his family members in the sea
Happy: Paul relished his day at the beach as he enjoyed a refreshing swim in the sea