Audrina Patridge goes to the beach every day to help keep her sane.

The former 'Hills' star says she likes to be at one with nature so always tries to make it to the seaside as it helps her relax.

She said: "I try to get to the beach every day. It brings sanity to my life. I'll just sit and read a book and enjoy the quiet."

If she can't make it to the beach because she's away, Audrina will find a local park to hang out in instead.

She told the new issue of Shape magazine: "I get a blanket and just lie in the grass. It's a perfect place to be alone with your own thoughts."

When she does hot the beach, the 26-year-old star says it's important for her to have a bikini that fits and flatters her.

She said: "So many women will buy one they see a celebrity wearing, thinking it'll look good on them too. But often it doesn't flatter their figure.

"When buying a bikini, be open-minded. Even if you think you know what works on your body, you may be really surprised by the results."