04/03/2012 at 11:30 AM EDT
In the Twilight
saga, sunshine turns Robert Pattinson
's cold-blooded alter ego into a glittering god.
Recently, a little time on the beaches of Malibu had the Edward Cullen actor glowing (minus the sparkles).
Pattinson, 25, made a shirtless splash paddle-boarding last Friday, sans on-and off-screen girlfriend Kristen Stewart
. Perhaps taking a vacation before the final installment
of the vampire smash arrives in theaters Nov. 16, the actor showed off his beach body – and a beard.
Not that Pattinson is a stranger to showing skin, which classified the more memorable moments of Breaking Dawn – Part 1
. "I kind of worked out to bulk up a little for those scenes with my shirt off," he said
last November before the film hit theaters. "I stopped literally the day afterwards. I find it very boring to work out."