Gwyneth Paltrow enjoys a beach day with 'little beauty' daughter Apple

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Gwyneth Paltrow is taking the opportunity to enjoy some downtime with her children during the summer holidays. The actress hit the beach with her daughter Apple on Wednesday, and shared a photo from their fun outing with her one million Instagram followers.

The sweet snap shows the 11-year-old leaning in to give a make-up free Gwyneth a kiss on the cheek as they sit side by side on the beach.

"Beach day with my little beauty," she captioned the snap.

Beach day with my little beauty 🌊☀️💕

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Gwyneth and Apple enjoyed a day at the beach

While Gywneth's son Moses didn't appear to have joined his mum and sister, the nine-year-old did get his own treat earlier this week when he was surprised with a tutorial from Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras.

Gwyneth co-parents the children with her ex-husband Chris Martin, and while the former couple have remained close friends since announcing they were "consciously uncoupling" in 2014, the actress recently admitted that the transition has been difficult at times.

Speaking at the BlogHer conference in New York in July, Gwyneth told attendees: "It's been hard, and you know, like, we've gone through really difficult times with it but we've always said, 'These children are our priority.'"

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Gwyneth recently admitted it had been hard co-parenting with Chris Martin

She added: "What that really means is, 'Even though today, you hate me and you never want to see me again, like, we're going to brunch, because it's Sunday and that's what we'll do.' The children are our commitment."

The 42-year-old went on to say how "lucky" she felt, given that she and Chris share the same outlook and made it their priority to ensure that the transition for their children wasn't "as brutal as it could be".

Indeed the former couple have put an emphasis on spending quality time with their children since their split, and reunited for a family trip to Disneyland in May ahead of Apple's eleventh birthday.

Both Gwyneth and Chris have since moved on to new relationships; Gwyneth has been romantically linked to Glee producer Brad Falchuk since August 2014, while Chris is still dating on-off girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence.

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