07/16/2012 08:46 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Julianne Hough Bikini: Actress Runs On Beach (PHOTOS)

When Julianne Hough hit the beach on Sunday, the title of her latest film, "Rock of Ages," took on new meaning.

The actress showed off her rock-hard abs on the North Carolina beach, running and playing with her dogs. The 23-year-old flaunted her stunning figure in an itsy-bitsy bright red bikini also displaying her new short, sporty haircut.

Hough was in the Southern state to visit with family ahead of her July 20 birthday, tweeting photos of her parents and other relatives relaxing together at the beach.

Check out Hough's active bikini day below:
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