Chris Martin and Kate Hudson spend the day together in Malibu

Close friends Chris Martin and Kate Hudson hit the beach in Malibu on a playdate with their children this past Saturday (March 14), soaking up some sun and engaging in quite a few beachy activities.

Each with their two children in tow, Kate and Chris set up a game of volleyball by the water’s edge before the actress hit the waves to splash around and cool off.

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGEKate Hudson, pictured previously, enjoyed a day out on the beach with Chris Matrin

The Hollywood beauty, 35, made no attempt to hide her incredible figure, wearing a multi-coloured bikini that showed off her washboard abs. She accessorised with a pair of aviator sunglasses and a gold necklace, and kept her blonde locks tied up in a messy bun.

Kate, who is mom to 11-year-old son Ryder and three-year-old son Bingham, left her eldest child to play with Apple and Moses, Chris’ two children who are similar in age to Ryder.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson have been good friends for years

The actress and the Coldplay star enjoyed some down time on the beach, with Kate pictured happily sunbathing as Chris, dressed in a wetsuit, chatted away next to her. The musician, who announced that he was "consciously uncoupling" from Gwyneth Paltrow last year, was later spotted riding some waves.

Despite Chris and Gwyneth’s split, the pair have remained on good terms and still mingle with each other’s friends. Gywneth couldn’t make the beach outing as she was in Hong Kong attending the amfAR charity gala.

Gwyneth Paltrow couldn’t make the beach outing as she was in Hong Kong

Kate, who herself announced the end of her engagement to rocker Matt Bellamy last December, counts the former couple as her close pals. Kate regularly sought the advice of her friend Gywneth about day-to-day things, when she temporarily lived in London with her English beau.

“She’s been my go-to about where to get things done – grocery shopping, a good mani-pedi, you know, all that. I look up to Gwyneth and how she has been in her life,” Kate has previously told Harper’s Bazaar.

At the time of her split, Kate’s representative released a statement, saying that she and Matt, who are parents to young Bingham, “remain very close friends and committed co-parents”.

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